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One-on-One UW Photo and Video Training Every August-September in Yap, Micronesia

Come learn advanced photography from popular professionals at an intimate photo and video workshop in Yap, Micronesia.

Every Labor Day Weekend in Yap, Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers hosts an all-levels, all cameras photo and video festival.

Festivities include daily classroom style workshops on advanced topics, such as pictorial design, shooting split images, sharks and big animals, models and underwater modeling as well as weeks of post-capture editing using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Guests can make one-on-one appointments with today’s leading professionals to work on anything photo/video related.

Throughout the two-week event, photogs are afforded entire dive areas of the island, exclusive without bottom time limits and no rush to finish dives or leave the mooring.

One of the best ways to see all of Yap!

The event includes a full schedule with cultural excursions to the village with traditionally dressed models, affording photogs a unique opportunity to capture an intact island culture.

Photographers compete in an image contest for $20,000 in prizes for dSLR, compact and action cameras in photo/video divisions.

Image categories are Big Animals, Macro, Behavior, Reef Scenic and People, Land & Culture. Submissions are graded using the photographers developed image as well as the RAW file.

7-night packages start at $1,419 pp, standard room, d.o., all-inclusive event package available!

The photograph was taken during MantaFest. Each day we have “happy hour with the presenters” where participants bring their camera, housing or laptop and get personal Q&A time with our presenting professionals – annual MantaFest photo/video workshops and image contest – www.MantaFest.com.

Return customers get 10% off. Group leaders get 7 paid/ 1 free and 10 paid/ 2 free spots!