Gerald Rambert
Underwater workshops 2020

After the success of his previous Underwater Photography workshops in Fiji, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Truk, Philippines, Maldives and Thailand, Gerald Rambert will be joining the Siren Fleet once again for two 10 night workshops in Raja Ampat, the Philippines. and Palau Islands.

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Gerald Rambert Underwater workshops 2018

Gerald will accompany guests on board to be on hand to give advice on macro, wide angle, compact and SLR photography. Recognising that each person’s camera is a different make and model the first two days of the trip are spent assisting each guest with camera set up, fine tuning the setting s and finding the best compromise for achieving optimum results.

In between dives Gerald sits with guests to review photos and discuss techniques for improvements on an individual or group basis depending on the group and camera types involved.

Gerald will accompany each individual underwater to develop technique and also show how they approach a subject and would set the camera. This allows for development at an individual pace and for him to tailor learning to individual needs. He learned by doing and watching others and feels this is the best approach to running the workshop.


During the afternoon, typically after the third day dive, a presentation will be given on the following subjects:

Terms and photo language

  • Shutter, Shutter lag & Shutter Speeds
  • Lenses
  • Aperture
  • White balance
  • Sensor
  • Jpg & RAW
  • ISO
  • Exposure compensation
  • TTL
  • Different modes
  • Backscatter
  • Depth of field

The Light

  • Ambient & Flash Light
  • What do you want to achieve?
  • Aperture, ISO and Shutter speed affects on light
  • Equilibrium between the settings

The use of flashes

  • Different flash types TTL and Manual housing
  • How to connect
  • Angle of flash & how to use
  • Flashes & Aperture
  • Shutter speed and ambient light

Framing and Composition

  • Choice of subject macro and wide
  • Framing in our mind – rule of 1/3s, v-shapes, diagonal & orientation
  • The approach
  • Getting closer
  • Taking your time

Wide angle photography

  • Slide show with explanations of shots and settings
  • White balance and filters

Macro photofraphy

  • Slide show with explanations of shots and settings
  • Depth of field


  • Histogram
  • Selective colours
  • Cleaning a shot
  • Brightness and Contrast
  • Filters

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