• Store
    • Cathy's Book

      Cathy Church's favorite underwater photos from her journey (up to 2003) from the Caribbean to the South Pacific, from the surface to 150' deep, all gathered into this beautiful coffee table book.

      FREE ON-LINE PHOTO LESSONS!!!

    • Warranty and Returns

       

       Cathy Church store warranty and returns policy IMPORTANT 30 DAY SUPPLEMENTAL WARRANTY INFORMATION

       

       

  • Printing & Digital Servicing
    • Kiosk

      Self-Service Printing and Scanning

       

      Make prints from your digital media - phone, CD, thumb drive or memory card.

       

      Make calendars or holiday cards, add text and borders, crop and adjust.

       

    • Copying Art

      Share and sell your paintings and other art work over and over.

      We can make that happen with our wonderful reproduction and Giclee printing on canvas, watercolor or photo lustre paper. Our prints maintain the look and feel of your original. Or, you can direct us on how you would like it changed. What a great freedom to be able to change an oil painting that has that one little flaw you wished you had fixed. With digital printing, it is easy to make changes.

  • Wedding & Events
    • Cayman Photographers

      Cayman Photographers is part of Cathy Church’s Photo Centre. We have been the photo and video experts in the Cayman Islands since 1972. Let us help you capture your special moments in your own personal way. 

       

    • Cayman Photographers

       

      Cayman Photographers also provides Event Photography, Commercial Photography, Senior Portraits, Beach Portraits, Location Photography, Corporate Photography, Architectural Photography, Baby Bump Portraits, Underwater Photography, Baby and Children's' Photos, Trash the Dress Photography, Trash the Dress Videography, Engagement Photos, Wedding Videography, Event Videos, Press Conference Videography, Commercial Television and Video Production, and Audiovisual Displays throughout Grand Cayman and the Cayman Islands. 

       

  • Classes
    • Private Classes

       Our private, one on one affordable classes at Cathy Church's Photo Centre can help you take your photos and video to the next level.

      Whether you want to learn photography or video, the latest photo or video editing software or advanced techniques like studio lighting, we can customize a lesson for you. Our private instructor, Tony Mark will work with you whether you are a beginner or a pro or somewhere in between.

      If you have a pocket compact camera or the latest in DSLR's or even high end video equipment, we can help you get the most from your camera. Tony's personal hands on method will have you learning skills in no time and utilizing new technology to make your photos and videos look amazing.

      If video is your passion, let him teach you some of his tricks that earned him an Emmy in 2006 for film editing. Tony uses a MAC and can teach you such programs as Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Aperture, iPhoto and PhotoShop.

      FUN EVENING CLASSES!

      Learning the basics with your compact or SLR camera!

      An intermediate class on becoming a better photographer

       

  • About Cathy
    • Cathy's Awards 

      Cathy has received many honors for her teaching and photography

      from 1971!

       

    • Articles

      Here are some recent articles by Cathy and About Cathy

       

  • Environmental Issues
    • Environmental Issues

       


      Grand Cayman is proposing the construction of a new cruise berthing facility that would totally remove the lovely wreck of the Balboa, one of my long time favorite places for teaching underwater photography. The dredging would also directly impact Soto’s Reef and Eden Rock — annual home to the incredible masses of silversides and tarpon. Silt from the dredging operations would expand for months as far as Sunset House where I teach and dive and could possibly smother and kill it.

       

       

      All of the environmental impact assessment clearly points all of this out, and also details the type of economic improvement for the island.

      We have formed a protest group called SaveCayman.org which points out the fallacy of destroying the very reefs that are the most popular for our cruise ship customers, etc. etc. and the severe economic fallout from so much environmental destruction as well as crowds, traffic, noise, and so on ad infinitum. 

  • About us
    • Location

      Grand Cayman, KY1-1106, CAYMAN ISLANDS 390 South Church Street

    • Employment Opportunities

      We occasionally need to look for a retail assistant or an underwater photo instructor

      Camera sales assistant:

      We are currently fully staffed, but we are always on the lookout ........

      Underwater Photo instructor:

      We have a great team here at the photo centre, and we sometimes need another.......

  • Contact us
    • Contact us

       

      How to Contact Us:

      Cathy Church's Photo Centre and Gallery

      P.O. Box 479, Grand Cayman, KY1-1106, CAYMAN ISLANDS

      390 South Church Street, at the Sunset House Hotel

      EMAIL: click here

      Calling from within Cayman (345)-949-7415

      Calling from the US (607)-330-3504 connects directly with our Cayman office

      Fax from within the Cayman Islands: 345-949-9770

      Business Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun and Public Holidays: closed

       

       

  • Store
    • Cathy's Book

      Cathy Church's favorite underwater photos from her journey (up to 2003) from the Caribbean to the South Pacific, from the surface to 150' deep, all gathered into this beautiful coffee table book.

      FREE ON-LINE PHOTO LESSONS!!!

    • Warranty and Returns

       

       Cathy Church store warranty and returns policy IMPORTANT 30 DAY SUPPLEMENTAL WARRANTY INFORMATION

       

       

  • Printing & Digital Servicing
    • Kiosk

      Self-Service Printing and Scanning

       

      Make prints from your digital media - phone, CD, thumb drive or memory card.

       

      Make calendars or holiday cards, add text and borders, crop and adjust.

       

    • Copying Art

      Share and sell your paintings and other art work over and over.

      We can make that happen with our wonderful reproduction and Giclee printing on canvas, watercolor or photo lustre paper. Our prints maintain the look and feel of your original. Or, you can direct us on how you would like it changed. What a great freedom to be able to change an oil painting that has that one little flaw you wished you had fixed. With digital printing, it is easy to make changes.

  • Wedding & Events
    • Cayman Photographers

      Cayman Photographers is part of Cathy Church’s Photo Centre. We have been the photo and video experts in the Cayman Islands since 1972. Let us help you capture your special moments in your own personal way. 

       

    • Cayman Photographers

       

      Cayman Photographers also provides Event Photography, Commercial Photography, Senior Portraits, Beach Portraits, Location Photography, Corporate Photography, Architectural Photography, Baby Bump Portraits, Underwater Photography, Baby and Children's' Photos, Trash the Dress Photography, Trash the Dress Videography, Engagement Photos, Wedding Videography, Event Videos, Press Conference Videography, Commercial Television and Video Production, and Audiovisual Displays throughout Grand Cayman and the Cayman Islands. 

       

  • Classes
    • Private Classes

       Our private, one on one affordable classes at Cathy Church's Photo Centre can help you take your photos and video to the next level.

      Whether you want to learn photography or video, the latest photo or video editing software or advanced techniques like studio lighting, we can customize a lesson for you. Our private instructor, Tony Mark will work with you whether you are a beginner or a pro or somewhere in between.

      If you have a pocket compact camera or the latest in DSLR's or even high end video equipment, we can help you get the most from your camera. Tony's personal hands on method will have you learning skills in no time and utilizing new technology to make your photos and videos look amazing.

      If video is your passion, let him teach you some of his tricks that earned him an Emmy in 2006 for film editing. Tony uses a MAC and can teach you such programs as Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Aperture, iPhoto and PhotoShop.

      FUN EVENING CLASSES!

      Learning the basics with your compact or SLR camera!

      An intermediate class on becoming a better photographer

       

  • About Cathy
    • Cathy's Awards 

      Cathy has received many honors for her teaching and photography

      from 1971!

       

    • Articles

      Here are some recent articles by Cathy and About Cathy

       

  • Environmental Issues
    • Environmental Issues

       


      Grand Cayman is proposing the construction of a new cruise berthing facility that would totally remove the lovely wreck of the Balboa, one of my long time favorite places for teaching underwater photography. The dredging would also directly impact Soto’s Reef and Eden Rock — annual home to the incredible masses of silversides and tarpon. Silt from the dredging operations would expand for months as far as Sunset House where I teach and dive and could possibly smother and kill it.

       

       

      All of the environmental impact assessment clearly points all of this out, and also details the type of economic improvement for the island.

      We have formed a protest group called SaveCayman.org which points out the fallacy of destroying the very reefs that are the most popular for our cruise ship customers, etc. etc. and the severe economic fallout from so much environmental destruction as well as crowds, traffic, noise, and so on ad infinitum. 

  • About us
    • Location

      Grand Cayman, KY1-1106, CAYMAN ISLANDS 390 South Church Street

    • Employment Opportunities

      We occasionally need to look for a retail assistant or an underwater photo instructor

      Camera sales assistant:

      We are currently fully staffed, but we are always on the lookout ........

      Underwater Photo instructor:

      We have a great team here at the photo centre, and we sometimes need another.......

  • Contact us
    • Contact us

       

      How to Contact Us:

      Cathy Church's Photo Centre and Gallery

      P.O. Box 479, Grand Cayman, KY1-1106, CAYMAN ISLANDS

      390 South Church Street, at the Sunset House Hotel

      EMAIL: click here

      Calling from within Cayman (345)-949-7415

      Calling from the US (607)-330-3504 connects directly with our Cayman office

      Fax from within the Cayman Islands: 345-949-9770

      Business Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun and Public Holidays: closed

       

       

Plans are in the works for more great US Workshops and FREE seminars in 2018.

So far, I am planning to come to the Lone Start State Dive show inTexas and to BTS in Secaucus, NJ. in 2018. I cannot make it in 2018 to OWU in Chicago — I will be on my annual Holistic Cruise in the Caribbean. Let me know if you want me to come back to Tacoma.

All of the information in the colored blocks to follow can just stay there under a heading that says,

 

Here is the past schedule for 2017

  

  

BENEATH THE SEA

MARCH 24 - 26, 2017

Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey, USA

Click here for workshop and ticket information

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017, W-6, 9 am - 12 Noon, Holiday Inn, Holitech Room

Underwater Photography Part 1 -- an easy start from A(perture) to Z(oom)* 

This 3-hour workshop is for beginners or intermediate photographers who want to especially learn what settings are optimum to make lovely photos with any camera. It includes information for divers using advanced SLR cameras for the first time and cameras such as Sealife, Olympus Tough and other cameras with limited or no f-stop and shutter speed controls. It is also excellent for those who want to get started by using automatic/program modes rather than full manual exposure controls, or for those who are taking both workshops this week-end.

It will cover all aspects of using the best settings for better background exposures and prettier foregrounds, optimum white balance settings, use of add-on lenses, understanding depth of field, best techniques for optimum focus, when to use zoom or wider lenses, etc. You will learn Cathy's favorite creative lighting techniques for more beautiful photos with any system.  

This is a hands-on workshop, so you should bring your camera with you (and an extra battery and your owner's manual if possible.) Please e-mail Cathy in advanceThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and tell her what brand and model of camera and housing you have. She will prepare a handout specifically for your camera to make sure that you will know how to find each setting that she discusses. As the brochure says "Cathy takes a complex topic and makes it clear. Her humorous, easy-to-understand approach has made her the country's most popular photo instructor.”

If you need a full lesson on using strobes, and more advanced techniques to get those extra special creative photos take Cathy's second workshop "Creative Underwater Lighting, also called "Mastering Underwater lighting".

Limit 30 

Cost:  $70 or sign up for both classes for $120
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and pay the fee. Last minute sign-ups may be possible, and you can pay at the door, but you will not get your handout with the settings Cathy recommends for YOUR particular camera. However she will email last minute handouts to students signing up late.

 

You'll love this great FREE seminar:

Sunday 11:00am Holiday Inn Warren Room  

"Fun and fantasy — improve any photo with post editing”

Cathy shares a myriad of exciting ideas to turn a plain photo into a work of art. Don’t miss this opportunity to get lots of great ideas about how easy post editing can be with just a few useful tools.

 

 

Sunday, March 26, 2017 W19 1 - 4pm, Embassy Suites, Meadowlands Room 

UW Photography Part 2: Getting Creative” — great for beginners and experienced photographers.*

This amazingly informative workshop covers the use of exposure controls with SLR, Mirrorless and compact cameras with external strobes to create more stunning underwater photos.

Topics will cover all aspects of underwater lighting from understanding ambient light to produce great natural light color and black and white photos, to using strobes for primary lighting and for balanced flash fill. You will learn Cathy's favorite creative lighting techniques with ultra close-ups and when to use single or multiple strobes for more beautiful wide angle photos. If you do not already know what an f-stop and shutter speed are, please email her at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a two-page handout to read in advance to make your seminar more enjoyable.

You will also learn about tools like snoots, diffusers and flouro photography.

As the brochure says, "Cathy takes a complex topic and makes it clear. Her humorous, easy-to-understand approach has made her the country's most popular photo instructor."

Photographers without manual exposure controls are welcome to attend if they cannot attend the Saturday workshop. Although some information will not pertain to your system, you can still learn a lot about lighting styles and about the things you need to consider as you move up to another camera.

It is not necessary to bring your camera system to this workshop unless you will have questions specific to your set up where handling it would be an advantage to your learning. 

Limit 45
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cost:  $70 or signup for both classes for $120

 

 

SCUBA & H2O

ADVENTURE SHOW

March 31 - April 2, 2017

Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA USA

Saturday 9 - 12pm: Create Great underwater photographs! – WORKSHOP
 
Dont just settle for the first image your underwater camera makes. Create a fabulous piece of art with tips from Cathy Church. Make a few changes in the settings, adjust the angle of your strobe and enjoy the difference. Topics center around the features of your camera including exposure controls, white balance, quality, focusing, lens choices and much more. Her beautiful photos are made from subjects readily available to many traveling divers and will inspire you throughout the workshop.
 
Learn from the best underwater photography teacher ever! Cathy Church started pioneering the teaching of underwater photography in 1965 by writing articles for Skin Diver Magazine. Her series continued for 18 years! Her sincere style and good humour keeps everyone at ease. Cathy has worked with all types of divers and cameras and respects her students immensely. You will enjoy working with her.  
 
Bring your camera and a full battery (with a second one if possible.) This is a hands-on workshop so that you learn not only what setting you need but Cathy will make sure you can find it on your camera and adjust it. Email her in advance so that she knows what type of camera you have so that she is sure she has the answers YOU will need. She will also send you a comprehensive handout to help make sure you get the most out of this workshop. This is not just a mass lecture, it is designed to help each person with some individual answers--thus class size is limited, and sometimes subject to run over-time for those who wish more help.
 
 
$75.00 ticket price 
 
Sunday 11am Room 404

Every photographer will learn something to improve their lighting techniques at this great seminar. Cathy starts with natural light for black and white, adds external strobes for beautiful photos with point and shoot cameras and finishes with her special style for creative lighting for any camera system. All yours for FREE.

Cathy Church is personable, caring, humorous, organized and knowledgeable. She started pioneering techniques 50 years ago, is in five halls of fame, written myriad articles and five books and still loves watching her students get fabulous photos. She holds nothing back, but shares everything. If you want better photos, Cathy is the one to help you.

 

Hope to see you there.

 

 

 Past workshops from 2017

 

OUR WORLD UNDERWATER..

LONE STAR STATE DIVE & TRAVEL EXP

January 25th & 26th, 2017

Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa., Frisco, TX USA

 

 

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, 1 - 4 pm:

"Underwater Photography Part 1 -- an easy start from A(perture) to Z(oom)" with Cathy Church

I had a great time in Frisco/Dallas -- great people, enthusiastic about getting better photos underwater.  Two workshops and two seminars kept me busy but it was all wonderful.

 

SundayJan. 29, 2017, 1 - 4 pm, Room TBD:

“UW Photography Part 2: Getting Creative” with Cathy Church — great for beginners and experienced photographers 

 

 

OUR WORLD UNDERWATER

CHICAGO DIVE & TRAVEL EXPO

February 24 – 26, 2017

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont Illinois, USA 

 

  You'll love this great FREE seminar:

Sunday 11:00am Holiday Inn Warren Room  "Fun and fantasy — improve any photo with post editing”

Cathy shares a myriad of exciting ideas to turn a plain photo into a work of art. Don’t miss this opportunity to get lots of great ideas about how easy post editing can be with just a few useful tools.

 

 

Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m., Feb. 25, 2017 Hyatt Hotel Florence Room

"Underwater Photography Part 1 -- an easy start from A(perture) to Z(oom)"

This 3-hour workshop is for beginners or intermediate photographers who want to especially learn what settings are optimum to make lovely photos with any camera. It includes information for divers using advanced SLR cameras for the first time and cameras such as Sealife, Olympus Tough and other cameras with limited or no f-stop and shutter speed controls. It is also excellent for those who want to get started by using automatic/program modes rather than full manual exposure controls, or for those who are taking both workshops this week-end.

It will cover all aspects of using the best settings for better background exposures and prettier foregrounds, optimum white balance settings, use of add-on lenses, understanding depth of field, best techniques for optimum focus, when to use zoom or wider lenses, etc. You will learn Cathy's favorite creative lighting techniques for more beautiful photos with any system.  

This is a hands-on workshop, so you should bring your camera with you (and an extra battery and your owner's manual if possible.) Please e-mail Cathy in advance This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell her what brand and model of camera and housing you have. She will prepare a handout specifically for your camera to make sure that you will know how to find each setting that she discusses. As the brochure says "Cathy takes a complex topic and makes it clear. Her humorous, easy-to-understand approach has made her the country's most popular photo instructor.”

If you need a full lesson on using strobes, and more advanced techniques to get those extra special creative photos take Cathy's second workshop "Creative Underwater Lighting, also called "Mastering Underwater lighting".

Limit 30 

Cost:  $70 or sign up for both classes for $120
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and pay the fee. Last minute sign-ups may be possible, and you can pay at the door, but you will not get your handout with the settings Cathy recommends for YOUR particular camera. However she will email last minute handouts to students signing up late.

 

 

 

Another great FREE seminar Sunday 10.45 room #49.

"Helping people who are not water people become SCUBA divers” 

 Cathy has met many people who would love to join their families SCUBA diving but have anxieties preventing them from trying. Over the years, Cathy has developed a successful approach to helping them become SCUBA divers. This interactive seminar is good for instructors, the friend or family of the fearful person, and any person who would like to learn but has any type of “fear” preventing them from trying. You can just listen or be involved. Leave her your email address for a full handout describing her approach.

 

Sunday, 1-4pm Feb. 26, 2017 Hyatt Hotel Florence Room

UW Photography Part 2: Getting Creative* — great for beginners and experienced photographers.

 

This amazingly informative workshop covers the use of exposure controls with SLR, Mirrorless and compact cameras with external strobes to create more stunning underwater photos.

Topics will cover all aspects of underwater lighting from understanding ambient light to produce great natural light color and black and white photos, to using strobes for primary lighting and for balanced flash fill. You will learn Cathy's favorite creative lighting techniques with ultra close-ups and when to use single or multiple strobes for more beautiful wide angle photos. If you do not already know what an f-stop and shutter speed are, please email her at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a two-page handout to read in advance to make your seminar more enjoyable.

You will also learn about tools like snoots, diffusers and flouro photography.

As the brochure says, "Cathy takes a complex topic and makes it clear. Her humorous, easy-to-understand approach has made her the country's most popular photo instructor."

Photographers without manual exposure controls are welcome to attend if they cannot attend the Saturday workshop. Although some information will not pertain to your system, you can still learn a lot about lighting styles and about the things you need to consider as you move up to another camera.

It is not necessary to bring your camera system to this workshop unless you will have questions specific to your set up where handling it would be an advantage to your learning. 

Limit 45
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cost:  $70 or signup for both classes for $120

 

 

 Revised February 07, 2017