Looking to shoot some great shots...this is a great starting place
This course is designed to be an introduction to basic underwater
photography and to help the student diver develop the skills, knowledge
and practical techniques necessary to enjoy this interesting activity.
This course covers basic underwater photography with special emphasis
on practical photographic techniques. When HiTek Scuba conducts the
Underwater Photographer course we include the following:
- The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and
hazards of underwater-photography diving
- Photographic principles, composition, film types, flash/available
light photography and camera-handling techniques
- The preparation, care and maintenance of photographic equipment
If the student wishes to take the Digital Photo Course then many similar
principles apply, but with the emphasis and techniques focused around
digital media and equipment.
Prerequisites are Open Water
Diver AND some cold water diving experience. In addition you will
find that your ability to shoot good pictures also relies on great buoyancy
skills. If your not sure about yours, you might consider taking
the Peak Performance Buoyancy Clinic prior to this class.
Course Cost is $175 and
includes all materials (see below), two full class sessions (one
before, one after the dives), two open water dives, and one confined
water dive. By this point in a divers training it is important that
you are beginning to obtain your own equipment (rentals are available but having your own
gear is preferred). Underwater photography equipment is provided for class
use, due to the risk of costly damage to equipment students will
sign a damage agreement. Several different pieces of software are
also discussed and used for photo editing as part of the course.