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Underwater Photographer 1


A comprehensive, five-class course, Introduction to Digital Underwater Photography is specifically designed for beginning underwater photographers who are using digital cameras. Categorizing a digital camera as a “point-and-shoot” can be misleading. Many beginning digital shooters own very sophisticated digital cameras, but when starting out, tend to shoot in a “point-and-shoot” or automatic mode. This course is the one for you if you are new to underwater photography with digital cameras, and you want to start out by letting your camera do the technical “thinking” so you can compose, shoot, and have fun.

Introduction to Digital Underwater Photography begins with a class in which you will learn about the types of pictures you can take with digital cameras that are set up to shoot in the automatic, or point-and-shoot, mode. You will also learn how to get the most out of this course.

The second class is entitled Guidelines to Powerful Composition. After all, the goal is to create compelling photographs, and you will learn about techniques that will make most people like most of your images most of the time. As the title suggests, these are guidelines, not absolute rules.

Next, we will take a look at How Your Camera System Works (and the component parts). Class number four is all about Preparing and Maintaining Your Camera System. No question about it, you need to know how to travel with, set up, dive with and care for your cameras, strobe and accessories. Taking care of your equipment is not hard, but you need to do it the right way, and that is what you will learn in this class.

The class entitled Problems and Problem Solving in Underwater Photography is where you put what you have mastered in the first four classes together as you learn about problems that are specific to taking pictures underwater and techniques to combat those problems. You’ll also learn how to approach and photograph marine creatures big and small as well as learning how to photograph your friends without turning them into your enemies!




Classroom Sessions: 2
Pool Sessions: 1
Open Water Dives: 2


What is not included: Food, lodging, transportation (we carpool when we can), and dive site fees (ranges from $55 to $70).