I don't offer a formal structured course. Instead I offer guided diving at a photographer's pace with continuous coaching and advice along the way. I believe that there are 4 elements to getting good shots underwater and I try to help on any/all of them depending on where your strengths and weaknesses are. I see them as these;

 

The Science of photography. Understanding how your camera works, what it's best features are and how to make the most of them. How light works and how you can control it through the camera. Obviously this has to be slightly generic, I don't know every camera on the market intimately but between us we can work out what your camera does best and concentrate on those areas.

 

The art of photography How to best frame and compose shots that will make people want to look at them. What the accepted rules are and when, how and why you can often ignore them. You can also see my hints and tips to get an idea of the sort of things I'll work with you on.

 

The dive skills. Diving with a camera adds complexity to any dive and it's easy to get carried away, remembering to think about the environment, swim past a photo opportunity because the only way to get it would mean trashing the reef, how to hang completely upside down and shoot upside own correcting the image back on dry land on the computer, breathing techniques to help you get better shots are all ares that I can help with.


 

The post dive processing. Getting the right shot is fine but then editing it, colour balancing, adjusting the levels and tone curves can all be a challenge. I mostly use Adobe Lightroom but I also use other software and we can review your photographs every day, edit them and discuss what you could have done differently along the way. By comparing what you have taken at the start and end of the week I'm sure you will see a big difference whichever camera you use.

If you would like help choosing a camera, would like to discuss joining me for a few days coaching or maybe would like to try underwater photography using one of my cameras please drop me an email by clicking here.