Complete Underwater Photography Guide for Beginners - 2018
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Complete Underwater Photography Guide for Beginners - 2018

Covering camera settings, lighting techniques, housings, strobes, accessories, macro, wide-angle and editing and more.
3.9 (68 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
214 students enrolled
Created by Duncan Heuer
Last updated 2/2018
English
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Camera basics: shutter speed, aperture and ISO
  • Getting the best out of a Go Pro
  • Getting award-winning photos from a compact camera
  • Upgrading to DSLR or mirrorless
  • Choosing a camera housing
  • Underwater camera accessories explained (trays, arms, clamps, connectors)
  • Wet lenses and red filters
  • How to shoot effectively without strobes using your internal flash or a dive torch
  • Buying and working with strobes
  • Underwater lighting techniques
  • Fibre optic cables and LED-triggers
  • Subject selection, composition, depth of field
  • Using the different auto focus settings
  • Macro photography
  • Wide-angle photography
  • Post-production: editing in Lightroom and Google's free software
Requirements
  • No prerequisite knowledge of photography required
  • Use your Go Pro, compact or DSLR camera
  • Computer or laptop
Description

4 years ago I bought my first compact camera and took it diving. Today I've got thousands of followers on social media, I have won or placed in a few underwater photo contests and I have been recommended in the world's largest online scuba community as someone to watch.

I'm not a professional photographer, I'm just a part-time diver with a regular job who loves to share what I see in the ocean with others. Unlike all the pro's out there my journey is fresh in my mind and I know how frustrating it can be trying to learn from people who are so advanced that they have forgotten what it was like to be a beginner.

You can get award-winning footage from a Go Pro or a compact camera - I'll show you how.

If you are looking to upgrade to a mirrorless or DSLR setup - I remember how frustrating it was trying to get my head around all the accessories I would need to buy, so I will walk you through it.

Let me show you what I wish someone had shown me. I guarantee that your next dive or snorkelling trip will yield you much better results.

This course is a journey - our journey. It's content is living and I'll be providing monthly updates with more information as I respond to feedback and I continue to learn and explore.

Who this course is for:
  • You are a scuba diver or you enjoy snorkelling
  • You notice that all your underwater photos lack the vibrant colours that you saw in the water
  • You are about to go on holiday to a tropical destination and you want great photos to share
  • You may want to purchase or upgrade a camera system but are unsure what to buy
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 01:26:49
+ Go Pro vs Compact vs DSLR/Mirrorless Cameras
6 lectures 14:07
Introduction
00:26
Using a Go Pro
03:36
Compact Cameras
03:14
DSLR / Mirrorless Setups
01:46
Wet Lenses
00:58
Examples of Images from Compact Systems
04:07
+ Housings and Accessories
4 lectures 12:32
Housings and Ports
06:10
Trays, Arms, Clamps and Connectors
02:20
Fiber Optic Cables and LED Triggers
01:58
Red Filters
02:04
+ Underwater Lighting Techniques
7 lectures 16:52
Colour Loss
01:59
Using your Internal Flash and Dive Torch
02:39
Using Strobes
02:57
Dealing with Backscatter
03:11
Manual vs TTL
01:46
Hot Spots
01:09
+ Guide to Underwater Macro Photography
4 lectures 12:07
Subject Selection and Composition
02:45
Lighting and Background Colour
02:57
Depth of Field
03:13
Auto Focus Settings
03:12
+ Wide-Angle Underwater Photography Tips
7 lectures 13:04
Considerations
02:42
Subject Selection
03:31
Lighting
00:55
Using Strobes
01:40
Ambient Light
01:03
Framing and Depth of Field
02:05
Wide-Angle Mental Checklist
01:08
+ Post Production - Editing Your Photographs
2 lectures 08:28
Editing in Lightroom
05:23
Editing in Picasa
03:05