I have been shooting video and still photography, mainly nature photography and marine life behavior for the last ten years. Whether you want me to shoot you or your family during your stay in Palau, your a beginner that wants to improve their skills or your an avid photographer that wants me to share some of my knowledge of Palau’s secrets, you’ll surely go home with something more than just memories. My aim is for you to capture iconic images or footage that few people have.



Based in the Republic of Palau, at Sam's Dive Tours one of Palau's premier dive shops you will have the opportunity to practice in some of the best conditions both above and below the water that there is to offer. With general weather temperatures of 86 degrees and warm clear water pretty much the same temperature its an ideal place to learn or fine tune your skills. A typical day would be diving Ngemelis Island, home to some of the best dive sites on the planet like Blue Corner and German Channel and then snorkeling in the afternoon with millions of stingless jellyfish or whether its practicing your top side photography as you weave in and out through the limestone rock islands, your days will be packed with adventure.



My workshops focus on improving your above and below the water photography and/or videography skills. Thought the workshop we will have theory and class room time followed by field or underwater practice.


1. Set Up - Camera, lens and underwater housings

2. Understanding Exposure - Aperture, depth of field, ISO

3. Understanding Lighting - Natural light Vs lights and strobes

4. Filters - ND and Red Filters

5. Looking For Composition

6. How To Approach Your Subjects

7. Looking For Behaviour

8. Being Creative


Post Processing with Lightroom and Photoshop - Stills

Video Editing with Adobe Premier Pro - Video


1. Adobe Lightroom - Basic Skills and Workflow

2. Adobe Lightroom Touch Up - Cropping

3. Exposure correction - Levels, curves, resize, noise reduction

4.  Photoshop - Clean up

5.  Output - Resizing


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For any questions regarding bookings or courses please contact me