Digital Underwater Photographer Course
The Digital Underwater Photographer and Underwater Photographer Courses
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two underwater photography courses. The Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. The Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment.
The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is learning to capture images to share with your friends and family. It’s a great way to relive the adventures you’ve had.
What You Learn
How to choose the right underwater camera system for you
The three primary principles for good underwater photos
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the same basic scuba gear you would use for the diving environment. Obviously, you also need an underwater camera system.
The Learning Materials You Need
Avoid the frustration of learning underwater photography through trial and error. The Digital Underwater Photography crewpak shortens the learning curve with tips and hints from the pros.
Topics covered include :
Basic photography tips
Strobe diagrams for a variety of effects
Tips for eliminating backscatter
An explanation of the various digital file formats
How to bring back the colour in your images
The crewpak includes the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual and submersible white balance slate. The course materials preview skills you’ll practice with your instructor. Once the course is over, use your manual as a reference guide as you explore new environments and to evolve your skills.
To enroll, you must have an SSI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
Your Next Adventure
Two excellent specialties to pair with underwater photography are the Enriched Air Diver course, and the Dry Suit Diver course on your way to Master Scuba Diver The Enriched Air Diver course allows you to extend your time underwater so you have more time to capture images. In cooler climates, a dry suit allows you to dive comfortably longer, and to make more dives.
You may also find the Peak Performance Buoyancy course gives you helpful tips to optimise your weighting and skills so you’ll be in better position to capture that perfect picture.