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Digital Underwater Photographer Course


The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course is a two-part (Level One and Level Two) introduction to digital underwater photography centred around today’s compact digital cameras. The course helps student divers develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on their first photo dive.

Level One:

  • equipment needed to take great underwater photographs
  • how to prepare underwater photo systems
  • basic underwater photo techniques while diving in an environmentally friendly manner

Level Two:

  • file formats
  • resolution settings
  • making images lighter and darker
  • getting good colour
  • composing the photograph
  • downloading photographs to computers and adjusting them to look their best

The goals of PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Course training are:

  • Understand and apply basic principles of the art and science of photography including exposure, focus, strobe photography, available light photography, camera-handling techniques and composition
  • Select, prepare, care for and maintain underwater photographic equipment
  • Take underwater photographs that are properly composed, focused and exposed

PADI Underwater Digital Photography Course Duration

  • Independent study and completion of knowledge reviews
  • confined and open water dives

PADI Underwater Digital Photography Course pre-requisites

  • You must be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Junior Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation or be a snorkeler
  • Be 10 years of age or older
  • Complete a medical statement attached to our booking form

PADI Underwater Digital Photography Course Price Includes

  • PADI eLearning
  • PADI registration fee

PADI Underwater Digital Photography Course – What you will need to bring

  • Academic Materials
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