Controlling Light Workshop . Max 14 photographers. You can read a detailed introduction to all of Alex’s Cayman Workshops here. To reserve places or for advanced information on future Cayman Workshops please contact

Ocean Frontiers is once again hosting Cayman Digital Madness, at Compass Point Dive Resort, their annual underwater photography workshop with Alex Mustard. Be sure to book now to join a week jammed with specialized diving tailored for enthusiastic underwater photographers, with one to one tutoring in the pool, lectures and group image review sessions under the expert guidance of Alex Mustard.


Alex says, “the Controlling Light Workshop is my classic Cayman wide angle photography class, where we shoot the very best of Grand Cayman’s diving. The week is dominated by my favourite photogenic and productive dive sites, with almost every trip being bespoke and not something that it is possible to do in exactly the way we do it at any other time. The focus of the workshop is on wide angle photography and it aims to reconstruct the way you shoot wide angle, both from technical and artistic point of view, while you enjoy shooting reef walls, coral caverns, Kittiwake wreck, stingrays, reef sharks, turtles, tarpon and much more. We usually manage to fit in a couple of macro dives too.

Blenny Extension. Cayman Islands

Alex continues “I do not teach underwater photography using a paint by numbers approach. I will tell you what to do, but I want you to understand why you need to apply that technique in that way to get the killer image. I want you to leave my workshop a more knowledgeable and better underwater photographer, as well as with a collection of great images. I want you to understand what goes into stunning shots, so that you can take them on dives, whether I am there to help you on your next trip or not.” This is the aim of this workshop.

Kittiwake Bow. Cayman Islands

Alex adds “The workshop is usually run to a busy schedule, we work hard for our images. We take our photography seriously, although not ourselves. There is no competition element in the week, which everyone always says helps promote a friendly and sharing atmosphere, and many images from the workshop go on an pick up awards in international underwater photography contests. In short, I hope that you can join me in Cayman.”

Reef Sharks Over Reef. Cayman Islands


WORKSHOP 1. 18-25th January 2020. WORKSHOP 2. 25th Jan – 1st Feb 2020.

7 Nights accommodation at the luxurious Compass Point Dive Resort, enjoy the luxury of rolling out of bed and onto the dive boat!

6 days of action packed diving with Alex Mustard and Ocean Frontiers (approx 19 dives in total), almost every dive trip we make is exclusive to this workshop, which you can’t do normally.

Group Size: Limit 14 Photographers plus Alex Mustard

Seminars, Workshops, 1:1 Session in pool; Group Image Review Sessions and pre-dive Tips & Tricks from Alex.

Pool Deck drinks and social on final evening

Free High Speed Wi-Fi Internet Access for your entire stay

Rental Car for entire stay

Includes all room taxes

Group Size: Limit 14 photographers / plus Alex

Package Price:

US $3140 per person double occupancy in a one-bedroom condominium

US $3875 per person single occupancy in a one-bedroom condominium

US $3,495 per person double occupancy in a two bedroom oceanfront condominium

A long exposure of a yellow tube sponge (Aplysina fistularis) on a coral reef. The camera was rotated during the exposure. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. British West Indies. Caribbean Sea.

The program will commence on the evening (6.00pm) of 18th January. Therefore, if you are planning on flying in on this day we would suggest and recommend arriving on the earlier flights so as not to miss out on the first talk. If you are coming from Europe or The West Coast perhaps consider arriving a day earlier and adding a night to your package.

Please note that, while we will endeavor to find a roommate for those who are single travelers and would prefer to share a two-bedroom accommodation, in the event of a roommate not being available the single occupancy supplement will apply.

In order to confirm your spot we would require 50% deposit at the time of booking with the final 50% being due 45 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation policy: Full refund with more then 30 days notice prior to first day of arrival.  No refund with less than 30 days notification.

For further information and for reservations please contact and ask about Cayman Digital Madness with Alex Mustard.

You can also call Toll Free from the USA on 1 800 348 6096.

Those wishing to come with diving or non-diving partners please check with Lesley for a variety of package options.