Photographers - SACSCUBA
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Occupation: SCUBA INSTRUCTOR
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA.
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2009 8:09pm
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.
Get College Credit
You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty course
Take a digital underwater photography class as a snorkeler or a scuba diverWhat 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 underwater otography system
Take great underwater photos with PADICheck with your local dive shop about gear rentals and packages offered with this course. You can find most everything at the scuba diving shop in your area.
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 :
PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Crew Pak
* 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.
To purchase this product, contact your local PADI Instructor, dive shop or resort
The Prerequisites for This Course
Learn underwater photography with PADI scuba lessonsTo enroll, you must
have a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
Your Underwater Photography Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver / Adventure Diver course credits (at your instructorís discretion) as the first dive in the PADI Underwater Photographer course
Your Next Adventure
Show your friends the images you captured on your scuba diving adventuresTwo excellent specialties to pair with underwater photography are the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, and the PADI Dry Suit Diver course on your way to PADI Master Scuba Diver The PADI Enriched Air Diver course allows you to extend your time underwater so you have more time to capture images. In cooler climates, a dry suit allows you to dive comfortably longer, and to make more dives.
You may also find the Peak Performance Buoyancy course gives you helpful tips to optimize your weighting and skills so youíll be in better position to capture that perfect picture.