Our Underwater Photo Safari consists of five days of diving and a class each day to review your photographs. Learn advanced techniques using Photoshop and Lightroom.
The course focuses on the techniques needed to make your photographs better. It includes file formats, resolution settings, composition, downloading photographs into your computer and adjusting the images to look their best using Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom. We will review your photographs each day after diving. This course includes the PADI Digital Underwater Photography Certification.
Course fee of $500.00
Divers are required to supply their own diving equipment
(equipment is available for rent).
Diving will be with Mermaid Divers. The cost of the dives is $325.00 for
Ten dives, payable to Mermaid Divers at the time of the dive.
Contact Bob Hahn by email at bob@ScubaPhotos.org or phone # 610.390.5838
Underwater photography is considered a challenging area of photography, it requires very specialized equipment and techniques to be successful. It offers the possibility of many exciting and rare photographic opportunities. Animals such as fish and marine mammals are the most common subjects, also shipwrecks, submerged cave systems, underwater "landscapes", and portraits of fellow divers.
The primary obstacle faced by underwater photographers is the extreme loss of color and contrast when submerged to any significant depth. The longer wavelengths of sunlight (such as red and yellow) are absorbed quickly by the surrounding water, so even to the naked eye everything appears blue-green in color. The loss of color not only increases vertically through the water column, but also horizontally, so subjects further away from the camera will also appear colorless and indistinct. This effect is true even in apparently clear water, such as that found around tropical coral reefs.
Whether you are new to digital photography or an experienced shooter, you will benefit from our classes and workshops designed to meet your needs. The location are in Florida, Aruba and Bonaire. We also have intro classes at Dutch Springs in Pennsylvania.
Learn how to import your photos into your computer, catalog, edit, print and export your photographs to your favorite social media site, website or share with your friend via email.
In this class we will discuss workflows for different situations “Digital Asset Management” (DAM). A good digital workflow is the most efficient way to get the most from your photographs. We will be using Adobe Lightroom to create a digital workflow.
We have a selection of Olympus Underwater equipment to try any weekend from May through September 2018. Send me an email with your request then pick up the equipment at the Olympus tent on the student side.