AUGUST 9-11, 2013





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First time underwater shooters will enjoy our introductory seminars held on Friday. All skill levels will get inspired with our more advanced seminars held on Sunday. Come meet fellow enthusiasts and learn from our professional presenters.

Please see our event schedule for times and locations.

Shawn Heinrichs
Shawn Heinrichs   |   Creating Art in Underwater Photography

Shawn is a passionate photographer, cinematographer and marine conservationist. He has worked with leading journalist and film teams including CNN's Anderson Cooper, Yann Arthus Bertrand, and National Geographic, and delivered projects for many of the top marine conservation organizations including WildAid, Shark Savers, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and Pew Environment Group. His award-winning work has been featured with National Geographic, BBC, New York Times, Huffington Post, Washington Post, WIRED and numerous other print and online publications. See more of Shawn's work.

Berkley White Erin Quigley   |   From Blah to AAAH! - Maximizing the Potential of Any Shot in Post

Erin Quigley is a Adobe ACE certified digital imaging consultant specializing in customized workflows and editing strategies using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. She is an award-winning underwater photographer and video editor, and creator of, which provides one-on-one instruction, custom video tutorials, and Photoshop and Lightroom resources specifically developed for the underwater photographic community. Along with her private consulting business, Erin runs the Go Ask Erin digital help desk online and at The Digital Shootout.

Adobe Certified Expert

Erin began her career as the resident costume designer for Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company , during which time she earned two Tony Award nominations for her work on Broadway. In the ensuing years, she returned to her hometown of Los Angeles and designed the television sitcom "Roseanne", along with many other stage, television, and film projects. Later, Erin worked as a producer and development executive for 23 Red Productions, in collaboration with 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers Television.

Mary Lynn Price Mary Lynn Price   |   Introduction to Video Workflow Seminar for Registered Video Participants

(Registration Required: e-mail to secure a seat in the class)

Mary Lynn is a videographer, video editor, and pioneering video podcaster based in La Jolla, California.  She creates short form videos for education institutions, science, and news organizations, scuba adventure and shark diving operations, film festivals, and art galleries.

Her work includes news, science, and education video packages, adventure and sports videos, exploration, historical, and art videos.  Mary Lynn's work has appeared in nationally broadcast documentaries, award-winning news productions, and educational projects. Please view samples of her work on the Sample Videos page.

Mary Lynn launched in early 2000 as one of the first websites dedicated to streaming underwater video on the internet.  In 2005 she released the first podcast of underwater video to be featured at iTunes, DiveFilm Podcast Video.  In 2007, she launched the first high definition podcast of underwater video, DiveFilm HD Video.  DiveFilm Podcasts were named to the iTunes "Best of 2007 Podcasts" list, and showcase some of the best underwater short videos being created today by underwater filmmakers all over the world.

In 2008, Mary Lynn deployed to Antarctica as part of a National Science Foundation grant to produce educational short video portraits of some of the amazing women working in Antarctica.

In 2010 and 2011, she deployed to Antarctica to produce science communication videos about the work of the Weddell seal research team studying Weddell seal ecology in the Erebus Bay region of Antarctica's pristine Ross Sea.  Mary Lynn plans to return to Antarctica in 2012 to continue this work.

An Apple-certified Pro in Final Cut Pro, Mary Lynn teaches video editing and short-form video storytelling on land and at sea.  She is one of the founding organizers of the San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition

Berkley White Jim Decker   |   Getting the most from your camera for Registered Beginners

(Registration Required: e-mail to secure a seat in the class)

As the CEO of Backscatter, Jim is one of the top experts in the world on underwater photo and video equipment and shooting technique. From SLRs to compacts and handycams to broadcast video, Jim has shot video and photo systems from all the major underwater manufacturers and has been a consultant on many of the designs seen in the water today. Jim has also consulted with many professional photographers, production companies, resorts, and magazines including Mythbusters, Discovery Channel, Sport Diver Magazine, Scuba Diving Magazine, Into The Drink, National Geographic, Freshwaters Illustrated, and many more.

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