Digital Underwater Photographer
Who should take this course?
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated DSLR like the pros.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Digital Underwater Photographer course.
Because underwater photography is also popular with snorkelers, there is an option for avid snorkelers and skin divers to complete the course. Call us at 252-726-9432 if this interests you.
What will you learn?
Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your Olympus Instructor, you’ll discover:
· How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.
· The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.
· Principles for good composition of underwater images.
· Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.
How can you start learning now?
Sign up for Digital Underwater Photographer Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system guides you through the principles of great underwater photography, with a bonus section on underwater imaging (including video). You study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual. E-Learning course: $350
You can also choose to read the paper version of the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual. Stop by Olympus Dive Center to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning.
What scuba gear will you use?
Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a digital underwater camera and a computer or other device for downloading and viewing your images.
Estimated classroom time: 4 hours (on-site instruction)
Required Training dives: 2
Included: Instruction, textbook and certification fees
*Boat dives, air, photo equipment and rental gear not included
E-Learning Photo: $360