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Destination: Bligh Waters & Koro Sea
Trip Date: May 12th - May 22nd, 2012 - Comments
Author: Erwin
Congratulations: everyone on some great images!

It had been a few years since I last saw Matt Weiss or hosed a DivePhotoGuide trip.  Matt is a great guy and his groups are always fun so I knew it was going to be a highlight for me even before I found out that he was bringing Keri Wilk to run a wide angle photography workshop.  Keri is a young photographer with some serious skill and knowledge and I was looking forward to meeting him and seeing what I could learn myself.
The talks he gave were most informative and I for one learnt a couple of amazing Photoshop tricks that have changed my life!

On Patrol by Doug

On Patrol by Doug

Flying the Banner by Doug

Flying the Banner by Doug

Fat Fish by Doug

Fat Fish by Doug

Bigeye Barracudas by Doug

Bigeye Barracudas by Doug

Red Blur by Doug

Red Blur by Doug

Fiji Colour by Ed

Fiji Colour by Ed

Invader! by Edwin

Invader! by Edwin

Blue Ribbon by Edwin

Blue Ribbon by Edwin

Anemonies and Model by Kim

Anemonies and Model by Kim

Strawberry by Kim

Strawberry by Kim

Howards Diners Hidden Treasures by Kim

Howards Diners Hidden Treasures by Kim

Fiji in a Nutshell by Marie-Elizabeth

Fiji in a Nutshell by Marie-Elizabeth

Split by Marie-Elizabeth

Split by Marie-Elizabeth

Stripey Sea Snake by Marie-Elizabeth

Stripey Sea Snake by Marie-Elizabeth

Night find by Marie-Elizabeth

Night find by Marie-Elizabeth

Pinky by Marie-Elizabeth

Pinky by Marie-Elizabeth

Yeah, You Better Run! by Souzan

Yeah, You Better Run! by Souzan

Colours Colours by Souzan

Colours Colours by Souzan

Natural Backlight by Souzan

Natural Backlight by Souzan

The conditions were great and as all of the guests were photographers looking for wide angle scenes we spread out on our dive sites and let them shoot!  They came to Fiji for the soft corals and fish life, the famous Fiji colours - and they got it and more!  I think some were surprised at the hard coral gardens and pleased that they could see sharks and Mantas too, as well as some of the smaller critters.

It was a 10 day cruise so when we found a good spot that people wanted to work on to get the shot we had loads of flexibility and could just park over a site a let them go for it!

As it turns out we had four days in Namena marine park, spending a lot of the time in the South Save-A-Tack region, diving on the pinnacles.  Although they were there to shoot and learn about wide angle photography, a few of the guests couldn’t resist the chance to shoot a pygmy seahorse on ‘Kansas’ and went for the macro lens - just for a bit.

All in all, the results were very satisfying for all involved, a lot was learned and good times were had by everyone.  We can’t wait till the next DPG expedition to Fiji.  You guys are always welcome!

Our Guests...

Matt
Matt
Keri
Keri
Marie-Elizabeth
Marie-Elizabeth
Karen
Karen
Ed
Ed
Terri
Terri
Doug
Doug
Edwin
Edwin
Souzan
Souzan
Grey
Grey
Kim
Kim

Comments

“NAI’A made a believer out of me! Fiji has been grossly underrated by both divers and scientists. Incredible fishes here and definitely worthy of protection.”

Dr. Gerry Allen, Ichthyologist & Author, Conservation International

~ Dr. Gerry Allen, Ichthyologist & Author, Conservation International