Critterfest is our longest running annual workshop at Crystal Blue Resort. By popular demand we have added an additional critterfest workshop for 2023.

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Critterfest 1 - January 10-20 - Photo, Editing, and Video: With Mike Bartick, Bruce Shafer and Walter Marti

Two daily seminars includes: Creative lighting, photo techniques and photo review, editing in lightroom and photoshop, plus video. All levels of photographers are welcome.

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The Blackwater Edition-January 20th-28th - With Mike Bartick, Bruce Shafer and Walter Marti

The blackwater edition is an extension to Critterfest or can be joined as a stand alone workshop that concentrates on learning Blackwater Diving. Includes 2 blackwater dives nightly and 6-afternoon dives. Lighting, editing, coaching, and natural history talks.

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Critterfest Part 2 - January 29th - Feb 8th Photo, Editing, and Video: With Mike Bartick, Bruce Shafer and Walter Marti

Two daily seminars includes: Creative lighting, photo techniques and photo review, editing in lightroom and photoshop, plus video. All levels of photographers are welcome.

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The Blackwater Edition Part 2-February 8th-16th - With Mike Bartick, Bruce Shafer and Walter Marti

The blackwater edition part 2 is an extension to Critterfest part 2 or can be joined as a stand-alone workshop that concentrates on learning Blackwater Diving. Includes two blackwater dives nightly and 6-afternoon dives. Lighting, editing, coaching, and natural history talks.

2024 Critterfest: Jan 20-30, 2024
2024 Blackwater: Jan 30-Feb 7, 2024

May 2023 - Critterhunt

May 20-30 - Critterhunt Critterhunt is an annual workshop with two daily seminars covering photo techniques and lighting with Mike Bartick and editing by...

May 2023 - Nudibranch Festival

MAY 10-20, 2023 Citizen Science Nudibranch Workshop with special guest Dr. Terry Gosliner, senior curator of invertebrate zoology and geology from the...

April 2023 - Bluewater Photo’s Annual Workshop

APRIL 20-MAY 7 Bluewater Photo’s Annual Workshop with Photo pros Erik Lukas and Mike Bartick. Learn photo techniques, shooting skills and editing

March 2023 - Backscatter Macro Intensive

Backscatter Macro Intensive with Mike BartickBackscatter photo and video’s Annual Macro Intensive Workshop with optional Blackwater add on March 12-22 plus...

February 2023 - Macro Madness

February 16-26 - Macro Madness with Award winning underwater photographer’s Brook Peterson and Mike Bartick.32 dives with nitrox, guide, boat and 2 daily...

January 2023 - Critterfest + Blackwater Safari

Critterfest is our longest running annual workshop at Crystal Blue Resort. By popular demand we have added an additional critterfest workshop for...

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