Cortez Blue Photography– Presentations

Underwater Photographer Philip Bonds produces photographs inspired by the ocean, one of the most beautiful and dynamic environments on the planet.

If you read the biography information on this website, you will probably remember that a school assembly presentation set Philip on course to become an award winning underwater photographer.

Experiences as a teacher and school administrator solidified his belief in the importance of providing students and adults with positive educational experiences involving marine life and marine ecosystems. The reality here is simply that people will protect the things they love, but they cannot develop a love for things they do not know about.

Philip is available to do presentations for school and community groups. Should you be interested in booking a presentation, please contact him via e-mail or telephone to discuss your thoughts and needs regarding presentation content. It is imperative that presentations for school groups be designed to address state-mandated content standards and reinforce teacher-designed learning objectives.

Rates for presentations are reasonable and negotiable. Essentially, a rate will be negotiated to reflect coverage of Philip’s time and travel expenses.

Contact Information:

Phone: (970) 531-8817


Presentations, Workshops & Expeditions:

Scheduled Dates & Locations

October 28-29, 2019

Casa Grande Elementary School District, Casa Grande, Arizona

February 28, 2020

Palm Springs Unified School District, Palm Springs, California

March 11, 2020

72 Aquatics Travel Night, Tucson, Arizona

March 14, 2020

Why Not Store, Why, Arizona

June 17, 2020

Desert Dolphins, Tucson, Arizona

February 8, 2021

Casa Grande Art Association, Casa Grande, Arizona

March 02, 2021

Mountain View School, Phoenix, Arizona via Zoom

June 24-July 01, 2021

Underwater Photography Workshop & Coaching, San Carlos, Sonora

(This is a not-for-profit workshop... it's free. Pay for your own diving and accommodations. Cheap is a good thing! Let's go diving!)

July 26, 2021

Desert Dolphins Underwater Photographic Lighting Seminar via Zoom

September 12-19, 2021

Sea Lion Rescue Project, Midriff Islands, Mexico

(Are you interested in a dive trip with a real mission? Join me on this citizen science expedition with Dora Sierra's Quino el Guardian)

September 30- October 05, 2021

San Carlos, Sonora, w. Desert Dolphins Scuba Diving Club