Back by popular demand, our October meeting will feature Round Table Sessions with Wayne MacWilliams (Wide Angle), Diane Randolph (Video), Tom Hayward (Macro), Rick McCawley (Photoshop and Lightroom) & Andrea Whitaker (Point ‘N Shoot cameras).

For those of you who haven’t been to our previous Round Table Sessions, this is your chance to belly up to the table and learn something on a somewhat one-on-one basis. It’s a great opportunity to saddle up with some of our best!

Whether you are a seasoned photographer or just getting started, or perhaps want to try something new, there should be a Pro for you. And, if you want to mosie about and gather some insight from more than one Session Leader- great, go for it. The sessions will run til about 9:30 pm. Looking forward to it!


My name is Tom Hayward. I will be doing the macro part of the presentations at our meeting. You probably know me from my Black Water photo postings on our Facebook page.

I shoot a Nikon D7100 in and Ikelite housing. My strobes are Sea and Sea and I use an eclectic assortment of three focus lights. I own three macro lenses in 40, 60, and 100MM lengths. We will be going over the use of all three lenses in addition to the settings and lighting I use for various situations. We will also touch upon diopters, teleconverters, and some simple homemade snoots. I look forward to seeing you there.


Wide Angle and Close Focus Wide Angle”

There are similarities between the 2 but of course, there are differences. I will discuss those elements between them. We have a different set of challenges to contend with, and overcome. I will present several images, and discuss the proverbial idea of – STOP,THINK,and CONSIDER concept. Please feel free to bring your camera and wide angle lens. I will try to answer general questions about this type of photography, not specific questions about your particular camera. Aperture, ISO ,shutter speed, metering etc are fairly generic but may simply have different names depending on your brand camera/lens.

See you there ! Cheers, Wayne


I have been working with Pura Vida Divers for 5 years. I began as a sales associate and boat crew member, transitioning into Shop Manager as well as Dive Guide and Instructor. I then have shifted into doing more photography and now videography for Pura Vida Divers.

I started taking underwater photos and videos in 2014 starting with the Olympus TG3 point and shoot, Olympus housing, Inon S2000 strobes, and Sola focus light. Since then, I have gotten the Olympus TG5 with housing, Inon Z240 strobes, with Sola lights. I have also recently dove right into my first DSLR system with a Nikon D300, Aquatica housing, with the same strobes and lights.

My presentation will focus on camera settings, techniques, and tips specific to point and shoot cameras.


Diane Randolph has always had an avid fascination and affinity for the ocean. In 1993 she became a certified diver and thoroughly enjoys being underwater whenever she can. In addition to diving she also enjoys her true passion which is taking underwater video.

After having the honor of working with Stan Waterman on a few of his video projects, she decided to start getting more serious with making short films with all of the video that she was collecting.

In 2013 two of her films placed in the San Diego Underwater Film Festival and since that time she has won numerous awards in both domestic and international film competitions. She shoots primarily with a Canon XA10 video camera, light and motion housing and three sola lights.

SPECIAL NOTE: Bring your laptop and a video that you have questions about and Diane will help you with it!

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Rick McCawley is a Photographer, Publisher, Designer and Professor of Graphic Design at Broward College, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

In 12 years as a staff photographer for the Miami Herald (1980-1992), he got shot at during riots, dived to capture the first photos of the rediscovered treasure ship Nuestra Señora de Atocha with Mel Fisher and discovered a treasure chest filled with coins.

He lived in a trailer photographing the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew (part of the public service Pulitzer Prize team). Other favorite assignments include shooting the Miami Dolphins, the 1st space shuttle launch, and four Presidents and the Pope. His photos have appeared in the New York Times, Bunte, Der Spiegle, Newsweek and countless other publications.

Rick is an Adobe expert and has written 8 books on Photoshop, Photography and design. His consulting firm Digital Renaissance specializes in training and creating digital arts curriculum for Universities, and is a frequent workshop leader and speaker around the world. Rick has an MA in photography from Barry University and an MFA in graphic design from Florida Atlantic University. www.RickMcCawley.com