Florida Springs Underwater Portrait Photography Tour

September 24-27, 2024
North Florida, USA

Capture a year’s worth of underwater content in these action-packed 4 days! The first three days, we’ll visit 2 different springs with 2 different models. The last day will be a pool set at our studio followed by a cookout! From mermaids to couture gowns to implied nudes, you can capture it all with a variety of 7 skilled underwater performers.

Here's Why You Should Come!

  • You’ll be guided around 6 of Florida’s most beautiful springs by Kimber and her team.
  • You’ll have to opportunity to photograph a variety of professional underwater models (2 each day) to build your portolio with stunning underwater portraits.
  • You’ll also get to photography a unique pool shoot on the last day and relax with a cookout at our studio pool.
  • We’re limiting the attendees to 6 people so you’ll be able to capture incredible images without other photographers on top of you (working in groups of 3).
  • Gear is available to rent.

Photograph the Best Underwater Models

In One of the Most Unique Locations in the U.S.

Are You Ready to Dive In?

Here's What You'll Do!

Day 1 – Two (2) incredible Springs in North Florida’s Spring County

 

Day 2 – Two (2) beautiful natural Springs in Ocala National Forest

 

Day 3 – Two (2) unique Springs on the Gulf Coast near Crystal River and the Chazahowitzka National Forest.

 

Day 4 – Pool day at Water Bear Studios near Gainesville, FL.

Here's Who We Want There!

This is for photographers who have previously worked in the water. Other than basic gear trouble-shooting, there will be no teaching, lectures, etc. This is a series of styled shoots, so the ideal attendee can work independently. This is perfect for prior workshop attendees!

Here's What You Should Bring!

Each day we’ll provide the models, the locations, and general drinks and snacks. Some of the sites are remote and may not have facilities available. Please consider this when packing your essentials.

  • Camera gear with your  housing/Outex. (We have limited Outex systems available for rent.)
  • Wetsuit (minimum 3 mil)
  • Mask (as spare) with defog
  • Short fins and booties (no long fins please)
  • Towels,
  • Changes of clothing
  • Personal care items (sunscreen, deoderant, hair brush, leave in conditioner, medications, etc).
  • Cash in small bills for park entry fees

Here's How to Join!

To complete your registration, please select the number of payments at the links below. Complete the registration form and submit. Once submitted, you will be registered! If you selected multiple payments, you will receive an email 2-days before each payment automatically processes. Payments will process each month from the date of your registration until all payments are completed. Please review the important information below if you need to make travel arrangements. 

Here's Some Stuff We Think You Should Know!

  • The Florida Springs tour is hosted by Kimber Greenwood and based out of Gainesville, Florida. Nearby airports include our local Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV, Flights available through Delta and American), as well as Jacksonville, (JAX), Orando (MCO), and Tampa (TPA), all of which are within two hours.
  • There are numerous hotels in Gainesville, at all exits, and are between a 10 and 20 minute drive to the studio. If you’re travelling in, you may consider Ocala for hotels as it is centrally located to all three areas the tour will take place in.
  • The Springs shoots are portfolio shoots only and therefore the images CAN be used to submit for competitions. No education is provided during this event however the hosts will be on-hand to help with any technical issues if needed.
  • The shoots are to be completed with the use of Freediving techniques to capture images. SCUBA and other surface-supplied gas will not be able to be accommodated at several of the locations due to ownership restrictions.
  • The Springs scheduled for the tour will be provided to attendees the week of the tour. Due to weather, environmental, ownership, political, etc. conditions, some sites may be closed or not suitable for photography and adjustments may need to be made. Any updates during the event will be relayed to participants at that time. In the event on area become not suitable for the tour (i.e. flooding of the river Springs in North Florida), adjustments to the locations and areas may be required. We ask all participant to be flexible as we cannot control nature.

Our team is on standby to answer any other questions you may have. Please feel free to reach out to Kimber (kimber@kimbergreenwood.com) or Will (will@kimbergreenwood.com) anytime.

Registrations Are Non-Refundable
Unless this event is cancelled by Kimber Greenwood, no refunds are available. You may apply any amount you’ve paid towards a future workshop or event, or you may try to sell your spot to another. All spot transfers must be approved by Kimber Greenwood before the exchange occurs. Once payments are made, no refunds are possible. We highly recommend you obtain trip insurance in the event of an emergency that requires you to not attend.

Registration is First Come, First Serve based on receipt of first payment
If you are interested in joining, please do not hesitate to register below! Once you register you will need to complete a medical waiver form. This form is due within 1 month of the workshop date. Your spot may be cancelled without refund if the form is not returned on-time.

You will be required to have a medical waiver completed. This form may require a doctor’s written approval to participate depending on the responses to the questions. If this form is not completed and returned to us at least 1 month before the workshop date, your spot will be forfeit without a refund.There are no refunds if you sign up and do not pass your medical. Medical forms can be found here. Not all potential participant will need a doctors signature so be sure to review the form carefully.

Here's Where You Register!

Single Payment - $1900 one time

Two Payments - $1900
($950 per month)

Three Payments - $1900
($633.33 per month)

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