Underwater Photography - Dive Into Your Creative Passion
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Underwater Photography - Dive Into Your Creative Passion

Basics to discover the magic of underwater photography and start taking great images underwater with simple gear.
4.0 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,332 students enrolled
Created by Jon Haase
Last updated 5/2016
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What Will I 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
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  • No prerequisite knowledge

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 is the target audience?
  • Photographers who are starting in underwater photography
  • Anyone taking a trip who plans on doing underwater photography
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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.

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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

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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

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See if you've got it.

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About the Instructor
Jon Haase
4.3 Average rating
540 Reviews
11,449 Students
8 Courses
Commercial and Studio Photographer

Jon is a photographer who has worked with major corporations. He's also a passionate instructor.  His students range from novice photographers filled with passion to fellow professionals looking to sharpen their skills.  Jon has over 9,000 happy students.  

   Jon has been featured in both Popular Photography and Digital Photography School.  His work has been featured by Tamron.  

What can you expect when you take one of his courses?  First, get ready to make some fast initial gains.  You'll learn some tricks and tips so you'll see immediate progress.  Second, expect personal attention as all your questions are answered and you get feedback on every image you post.  Third, expect to have fun as you enjoy your passion.  

Jon also enjoys skydiving, road biking, SCUBA diving, and volunteer work.    

 Why not join me today and see what over 7,000 other students have discovered that has caused so many of them to return for class after classes.