An experienced professional photojournalist, Christopher started taking underwater photos with a second-hand 2 megapixel Canon in 2005. Since then his work has been published across the globe in publications such as Scuba Diving, X-Ray, Diver (British and North American editions), The Sunday Times Food and Leisure, Divestyle, African Diver, Duik, Dyk, Beyond Blue, Diving Australasia, Wildlife Extra, Nuigini Blue, FHM, Scuba Diver Girls and others. He has had numerous dive magazine covershots published, and is a regular contributor to www.ecology.com. He has also shot for brochures and promotional material for clients in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, Eastern and Southern Africa, Australasia, and the Galapagos. He has had exhibitions of his work in the UK and France. All the pictures on this site are his work, and you can see some of his work at www.bartlettimages.com.
Topics covered in theoretical presentations and applied underwater
· Equipment preparation and set-up
· Understanding aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
· Composition and backgrounds
· Custom white balance, no-flash photography, silhouettes
· Using strobes for macro and wide angle
· Creative techniques: rear-curtain sync, panning, and backlighting
· Sun balls, Snell’s window
· “In-Out” or split image shots
· Underwater guidance and subject finding
· Buoyancy control and breathing
· Digital image photo processing
Using clear and simple explanations, in a relaxed atmosphere and a magical location, Christopher will help you take magazine-quality pictures, sending you home with your hard drive full of pictures and your head full of unforgettable memories of this unique place.
FEBRINA LIVEABOARD 2nd to 11th September 2015, Papua New Guinea
The FeBrina’s signature itinerary of Kimbe Bay, the Witu Islands, and Fathers' reefs provides an ideal range of subjects from wide-angles of colour-filled fans, whips, soft corals and sponges, large schools of pelagic fish, sharks and dolphins, to reefscapes of fish-covered hard corals, and super-macro close-ups of pygmy sea horses, squat lobsters, depressed spider crabs, nudibranchs and many other weird and wonderful molluscs and crustaceans. In the heart of the Coral Triangle, the world’s most bio-diverse marine region, this itinerary combines a perfect mix of sea mounts, reefs, walls and muck dives, with a beautifully intact World War II Japanese Zero fighter plane as a bonus. Add in great viz, easy diving conditions, up to 32 dives, and a Captain with 19 year's experience and knowledge and it's a total winner.
For more information on the boat, galleries and videos, click here
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9-night cruise, full board and up to 36 dives for $4200 USD per person in a twin/double cabin (not including flights, crew tips, nitrox and a $6 per day Environment and Safety fee)
Includes return airport transfers from Hoskins airport (one hour each way) wine with dinner, filled tanks, weights and belts, daily laundry, final night dinner and Sing-Sing at Walindi Resort.
We can advise you on international flights and book flights for you on Air Niugini and Airlines of PNG. For some flight information click here
If you have clicked on any of these links you will probably have figured out that Best of PNG is Indigo Safaris' PNG-dedicated site. We are PNG specialists and can arrange pretty much anything you might require in PNG before or after the liveaboard including diving at other resorts, walks and treks, village visits, day trips.....
Contact us here if you have any questions
Caribbean Shark and Whale Safari, January 27th to February 7th, 2015.An 11-night "Phat Fish Fest" will take in the Tiger, lemon and nurse sharks of Tiger Beach, the Bull and great hammerhead sharks of Bimini, embarking and sisembarking the Dolphin Dream liveaboard from West Palm Beach Florida.
7 nifghts full board, diving, guiding, photo tuition: $3500
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Galapagos Whale Shark Special - accompanied by Dr Simon Pierce, Whale Shark Boffin (and general marine life geek), October 8 - 15, 2015
7 nights on the Galapagos Aggressor III in prime whale shark season, but we also expect to see the usual cast of scalloped hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, white tip sharks, eagle rays, tuna, mantas, stingrays, barracuda, snapper, goatfish, wahoo, grouper, sea lions, marine iguanas, penguins, moray eels, turtles & red-lipped batfish, & maybe mola mola, dolphins, possibly even sailfish, silky sharks, tiger sharks, marlin and killer whales. And that's not all. There is a broad spectrum of marine life that make the Galapagos Islands one of the world’s foremost diving wonders all at 2013 rates of $5395 per eprson excluding flights.
Past clients have said:
Tammy and Andry Nowosiwsky, USA
We had an opportunity to take a 5 day underwater photography course and my favorite photos are from that trip. Some were even taken during evening and night dives! A thousand thanks to the photographer-teacher, Christopher Bartlett, who really helped us understand our camera and how to use it AND had an enormous amount of patience with us both!!!! We really learned a great deal!
Annette and Hendrik Bogers, Netherlands
At last year's Excel dive show in London we were on the lookout for a practical underwater photo course. We had done a course a couple of years ago but that course focussed too much on theory, without turning it into practical application. As a result shooting underwater became increasingly frustrating. We were ready to put our equipment on e-bay!
We met Christopher and felt his approach could be the right one for us. The focus of the course would both be practical and targeted to our requirements.
We were not disappointed all! At the end of the week, we had significantly improved our skills in shooting underwater, so much so that we were now confident to show our pictures to others, divers and non-divers.
A big thanks to Christopher for getting us this far. If you are looking for practical course with quick tangible results we highly recommend this course.