Underwater Photography Overview


Digital Underwater Photography has completely changed through the introduction of digital cameras. Digital photography has made taking good photographs above and below the surface easier than ever. However, no piece of equipment can make up for poor technique. An understanding of basic composition and good diving skills are more important than spending $1000’s on equipment. Let us show you how!

Operation: Daily

Duration: 4-day course

Requirements: Advanced certified diver certification

Academic
This intensive course was designed by Amigos Del Mar partner Kevin Colter based on his 30 years of experience in underwater photography. It’s a 4-day underwater digital photography course designed to introduce divers to the process of making images and working efficiently in the underwater environment.

Equipment
Your PADI Pro will provide the gear that you will need to for your dive such as a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges, tanks, as well as underwater cameras and its peripherals.

Getting Started
We begin on land where equipment handling, body positioning, composition, camera care, and basic maintenance are all explained in detail. Then the next day we take these concepts into the Sea of Cortez where we cover: existing light photography using strobes, wide angle, macro and close-up photography. These techniques are covered during a series of 6 dives over 3 days. At the end of each day we go over the photos you took and teach post-production techniques, using the computer to make your photos even better.

Price: US $400
Includes

All scuba equipment and tanks
Boat charter
Instructor
Refreshments
PADI certification
Photography learning materials
Underwater camera and other equipment rentals

 

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