The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer and Underwater Photographer Courses
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. The PADI Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment.
The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is learning to capture images to share with your friends and family. Itís a great way to relive the adventures youíve had.
What You Learn
* How to choose the right underwater camera system for you
* The PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly
* The three primary principles for good underwater photos
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the same basic scuba gear you would use for the diving environment. Obviously, you also need an underwater camera system.
The Learning Materials You Need
Avoid the frustration of learning underwater photography through trial and error. The PADI Digital Underwater Photography crewpak shortens the learning curve with tips and hints from the pros.
Topics covered include :
* Basic photography tips
* Strobe diagrams for a variety of effects
* Tips for eliminating backscatter
* An explanation of the various digital file formats
* How to bring back the color in your images
The crewpak includes the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Manual and submersible white balance slate. The course materials preview skills youíll practice with your instructor. Once the course is over, use your manual as a reference guide as you explore new environments and to evolve your skills.
Improve your underwater photography techniques and protect the environment at the same time. Regardless of skill level, Project AWARE Foundationís Ten Tips for Underwater Photographers are a valuable asset for everyone.10 Tips for Underwater Photographers
Underwater photos can describe the beauty and diversity of our underwater environments as well as highlight the urgent need for conservation. Contribute your photos to a good cause by helping identify individual species such as whale sharks and highlighting conservation issues including coral bleaching, pollution, overfishing and marine litter.
However, there are a number of points to consider before attempting any photography in a fragile environment. Be sure to protect underwater environments before, during and after every dive. Download and share the Project AWARE's Ten Tips for Underwater Photographers. If you are a dive instructor or dive center print this flyer for your students and make it a key part of your dive training.