Underwater Photographer

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PADI Underwater Digital Photography Specialty


Minimum age; 12

Minimum qualification; None. This course can be conducted in conjunction with both the PADI Junior and Open Water courses.


Do your pictures look like this....



When actually, they should look like this...?

....then trust me, you are not alone. If you don't know the difference between an f stop and a safety stop, or you think that exposure time is something you can be arrested for, then this is the photography course for you.

You've obviously seen the photographs that appear throughout this web site; well, they were all taken by club members on various trips around the UK and overseas. There are a couple that we've pinched from diving agency sites but otherwise they're all our own work (Including this one). You're impressed I can tell. If your photographs look like ours, then you don't need this Specialty. If on the other hand your pics never look like the subject you photographed, then you need to do this course. It will show you the difference between an f stop and a safety stop. How to correctly frame and expose your shot to show it to it's best advantage as well as all the other little tips and hints to make your Flambouyant Cuttlefish stand out from the crowd. But there's more! We'll also go into digital software editing. Most home computer packages contain some sort of digital imaging software such as Photoshop Elements but the majority of people don't know how to use them very well. It's easy. We'll show you. So rather than just point, shoot and hope for the best, learn how to capture that Kodak moment to achieve an image that you'll want to hang on the wall as opposed to just hang!

It involves a self study portion, an Instructor led session and two open water dives involving lots of pictures. The use of a camera  is included in the course.