Complete Underwater Photography Guide for Beginners - 2018
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
- No prerequisite knowledge of photography required
- Use your Go Pro, compact or DSLR camera
- Computer or laptop
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
I'm an amateur underwater photographer. I work a regular job and dive as much as possible. I'm fortunate enough to live on the coast in Sydney Australia so I get to dive before and after work and on weekends. I go on at least two overseas dive trips a year and I have developed a love for sharing images and videos of that exciting world beneath the surface.