Underwater Photography: Make Your Dive Gear Pay For Itself!
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Underwater Photography: Make Your Dive Gear Pay For Itself!

Discover the magic of underwater photography and start taking great images underwater with simple gear.
3.8 (36 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.
2,436 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2016
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 23 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Color balance like a pro
  • Select the right underwater camera, strobe, and gear
  • Keep your gear safe!
  • Take images using the right shutter speed, aperture, and composition
  • Understand what fish and animals to take pictures of underwater
  • How to approach a fish to get the right picture
  • How to take great eel pictures
  • No prerequisite knowledge

I started my career in underwater photography any goal was to publish one article.  Within a few short months I had published my first article ever in Popular Photography and made $500!  I'll show you how I did it (the underwater photography part) in this course.  Don't be fooled, many online instructors have never published an article or made a single dollar as a photographer.  Learn the core skills you will need to take underwater pictures that have vibrant colors and sharp focus.

Master an underwater photography method in this comprehensive course.

  • Discover the best gear
  • Master your camera settings
  • Protect your gear
  • Find your confidence in underwater photography

Professional tips and tricks to improve your photography today

Learning the foundations of underwater photography that puts a powerful and very unique ability at your fingertips. Underwater photography brings the magic of the ocean to life in a powerful way.

Being a skilled underwater photographer sets you apart from the pack. Books, publications, and exhibits are prime venues for a talented underwater photographer

Content and Overview

Suitable for beginners and intermediate underwater photographers, in this course you'll learn the fundamentals of underwater photography color correction. You'll build a strong foundation as an underwater photographer that you can used around the world while adventuring underwater.

Starting with a practical application section of color correction, diving, wildlife, and safety checks you'll move to key theory lessons and some practical experiences from the field.

You will have the skills to setup, shoot, and edit underwater photos.

Then, put your skills to use as we enjoy sharing our photos and talking together in the course.

Complete with sample images, instruction, and knowledge checks, you can work alongside the instructor as you earn your verifiable certificate of completion.

Who this course is for:
  • Photographers who are starting in underwater photography
  • Anyone taking a trip who plans on doing underwater photography
Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 01:13:49
+ Become a Better Underwater Photographer
2 lectures 20:53

Come on a dive as I show you exactly how to setup and get some amazing images on this Hawaiian dive. You'll see goat fish, sea turtles, sharks, and more. Let's go!

Preview 06:57

Come with me as I take a waterproof color card in the pool and show you how light filters underwater. You'll also discover how to white balance your images in Lightroom (to get all that blue out) and the white balance and color correct videos. Tons of supplemental images and video included so be sure to check them out.

The Secret To Color Balancing Your Pictures (For $.52)
+ Learn as we talk about how to be a better underwater photographer
9 lectures 52:05

Learn some killer tips and how to get the most from this or any course.

We Need To Talk

Exposure, Focus, Color, and Composition - the four pillars to every good image

  • Discover the secret to exposure
  • Avoid blurry images before you even take a picture
  • Get knockout color underwater
  • Compose pictures like a pro
Exposure Color and Composition Explained

Maybe the most important part of underwater photography... thinking ahead and doing a bit of research before you get in the water.

Get This Wrong and You May As Well Give Away Your Camera

Discover the amazing underwater world

  • What fish you should look for
  • How to approach any fish
  • What fishes to avoid
  • Some "no brainer" shots that will blow your mind

Get To Know The Friends You'll Find Underwater - Understanding Underwater Life

Don't flounder! Know what you are doing in the water before you start.

  • Have a plan
  • Make good decisions
  • Stay safe
  • Get great pictures

Planning Your Dive Right, The Key To Safe and Fun Photography

You can't get this one wrong

  • The only thing that matters
  • Best practices
  • Additional resources

The Most Important Part...

An intro to water safety

  • Best practices
  • Lessons learned
  • Additional resources

Intro To Water Safety

A few technical notes to get your camera settings just right

  • Get better images
  • Adjust your shutter speed right
  • Adjust your aperture properly

Preview 04:35

Wrap up the entire course in this helpful and short review

  • Exposure, color, composition, and focus
  • The underwater world
  • A game plan for each time in the water
  • safety
  • wrap up

Preview 02:17

See if you've got it.

Knowledge Check
3 questions