Fulltime underwater photographer Tobias Friedrich speaks about how to take split shots above and below the surface. By showing great examples from around the world he talks about the technical details as well as which subjects are working and which aren’t. He also reveals his secret how to prevent drops on the dome ports surface.

SPEAKER: Tobias Friedrich
Tobias Friedrich lives in Germany and started taking pictures with a DSLR underwater in the year 2007. Since then his images have been published in prestigious scuba diving magazines such as US SPORT DIVER, UNTERWASSER, TAUCHEN, SCUBA DIVER AUSTRALASIA and many others. Several underwater photographic competitions, including Smithsonian’s Ocean Views, Ocean Art, Epson Red Sea, Beneath the Sea, and Celebrate the Sea also have honoured his work as well. He is always passionate for new challenges and up for new, creative ways in underwater photography. All waters, from zero to 30° Celsius, are attractive for him, at least there is something to photograph. He is SEACAM equipment for his Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR. He is leading expeditions and workshops around the world, where everybody can join.

Date: 07.04.18, Saturday
Time: 1400H – 1600H (GMT+8)
Location: Suntec Convention Centre, Seminar Room 311

700 Sharks Into The Dark

700 sharks live in the south pass of Fakarava, a preserved atoll of French Polynesia. This pack represents the highest density of gray reef sharks known to date. In this horde of animals fighting to survive, the energy of the hungry is king. As soon as a prey is flushed out, a pack forms and the chaos turns to order. The sharks perform crazy choreographies which end in a rain of fish scales. Slaves of their instinct, thousands of groupers join the perilous ballet to reproduce here, once a year, as sacrificed volunteers. That such a slice of wild nature still exists, is simultaneously reassuring, frightening and dazzling. After 4 years of expeditions, this miracle from the animal world finally emerges from the dark.

Purchase a copy of “700 Sharks Into The Dark” and receive complimentary entry to Laurent Ballesta’s Photography Seminar worth SGD50!

SPEAKER: Laurent Ballesta
Laurent studied marine biology, which culminated in a Master’s degree. He discovered a species of fish hitherto unknown in the Western Mediterranean. Combining his passion for underwater photography with his work as a biologist, Laurent has won numerous awards, and has been featured in international publications.

Date: 08.04.18, Sunday
Time: 1200H – 1400H (GMT+8)
Location: Suntec Convention Centre, Seminar Room 311


Blackwater photography isolates and enhances the mood and dramatic effect of its subjects by capturing them against a pitch black background. Scott, an expert blackwater photographer, has thrown himself into feeding frenzies and dangled off a line in open water at night to get the perfect shot. His photography has been recognised by the Palme D’or at Antibes festival and his latest books, such as Blackwater and Open Blue, have won awards and are sold out worldwide.

SPEAKER: Scott “Gusty” Tuason
Scott was first handed his underwater camera at the age of 16. Decades later, his passion for photography has brought him on amazing journeys. From throwing himself into a feeding frenzy to dangling off a line in open water at night, his photography has been recognised by the Palme D’or at Antibes festival for his book Anilao, which he co-authored in 2000. His latest books, Blackwater and Open Blue, have won awards and are sold out worldwide.

Date: 08.04.18, Saturday
Time: 1000H – 1200H (GMT+8)
Location: Suntec Convention Centre, Seminar Room 311

Sign up NOW* for any photography workshop from now till 05.04.18 for only SGD30 and receive the following:

One-Year e-Magazine subscription to Asian Diver and Scuba Diver (worth SGD14)
3 x One-Day Entry Ticket to ADEX Singapore 2018 (worth SGD30)

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