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  • PADI Underwater Photography Courses

Underwater Digital Photography Courses


The PADI underwater photography course provides a thorough foundation in underwater photography. We'll take a look at your current knowledge and fit the course around you and you taking great underwater images. 

We start by looking at what makes a great picture and how those images have been constructed. The course includes:

1. Photography technical: how images are captured, exposure, white balance. We'll look at lenses, cameras and housings, giving you a thorough understanding and helping you decide what kind of camera and housing most suits you.

2. How to look after equipment, including protective cases for transport, both in aircraft and on dive boats.

3. How the underwater environment effects photography.

4. Underwater photographs do not just 'happen'. We'll look at preparation from mental prep through dive planning and briefing.

5. We will teach underwater techniques: how to set yourself up for a shoot, reef protection and care for the environment.

6. The course goes into composition, seeing the image before taking getting yourself into the right position and lighting.

7. We will use Adobe Lightroom, Bridge and Photoshop to grade and post process images. It teaches how to set up an efficient workflow and prepare images for printing and presentation.

We can combine the course with one of our UK Dive Weekends or head to a local inland lake that is non-weather dependent.


Level 1 and 2 - Two Day course £295

Level 1 - one day only  £245

Prices include use of school camera (if you don’t have your own) and materials.

To book please call 0800 699 0243 or 07920 516006.

This is our instructors recent work:

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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 PADI underwater photography courses. The PADI 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 PADI Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment.


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