Underwater Photography - Dive Into Your Creative Passion

Basics to discover the magic of underwater photography and start taking great images underwater with simple gear.
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  • Lectures 12
  • Contents Video: 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • No prerequisite knowledge

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What is the target audience?

  • Photographers who are starting in underwater photography
  • Anyone taking a trip who plans on doing underwater photography

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Become a Better Underwater Photographer
06:57

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!

13:56

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.

Section 2: Learn as we talk about how to be a better underwater photographer
01:51

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

09:16

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
06:35

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

07:38

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

07:39

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

07:39

You can't get this one wrong

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

04:35

An intro to water safety

  • Best practices
  • Lessons learned
  • Additional resources

04:35

A few technical notes to get your camera settings just right

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

02:17

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

3 questions

See if you've got it.

Section 3: Monthly Photo Contests Winners
May 2016 Photo Contest
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00:51

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Instructor Biography

Jon Haase, Instructor and photographer with over 5,000 student

Jon is a photographer, instructor, coach, and artist.  He has been featured in Popular Photography Magazine, Digital Photography School, and has several projects with other major photography companies. 

He has authored numerous articles and publications including works for:

  1. Popular Photography
  2. Visual Itineraries
  3. Digital Photography School

Jon currently maintains a studio in Hawaii where he works as a photographer and instructor.

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