Introductory under water photography
Taking pictures underwater pictures is one of the most difficult aspects of photography because the underwater world has different optical properties. As part of this course you will understand what these differences are and how you can compensate for them in order to take better pictures. The course takes you through some key concepts in a half-day theory course and two practical dives. First, you practice with your camera on land, you'll learn how to achieve better control of the camera with tips and technical solutions, such as the shutter-lag on your camera. Also we will teach you about basic care and maintenance procedures to maximise the life of your camera and housing and answer any questions you may have regarding the use of your camera.
After the half-day theory session we will prepare your camera to go diving the next morning for two dives. You will apply the theory learnt to capture images of the fantastic marine life and underwater scenery around Lanzarote. As part of the course we will download the pictures you take and review them as well as learning how to send them by e-mail to family and friends. All of the pictures you take during the course will be put onto a CD for you to take away as reminder of your time with Rubicon Diving.
The Introductory Underwater Photography course can be done with either a compact or digital SLR camera with external flashes or using light from a torch
Structure of the course:
Day 1: Underwater photography theory and camera preparation
Day 2: Two dives with specific objectives for underwater photography - review of your pictures in the afternoon.
Within the Level 1 course you will cover:
Underwater position of the camera
Lack of light (water and light)
Different files: JPG, TIFF, RAW
Setting Up equipment
Basic Care and Maintenance
The Introductory Underwater Photography course costs €250 (excl camera rental) and will take two days to complete and includes the PADI Underwater Photography certification.
Cost of Camera Rental:
Sea and Sea DXG1 Compact Camera: €10 per dive
Canon 40D Digital SLR: €50 per dive
ALL COURSES CAN BE TAUGHT IN SPANISH, ENGLISH OR FRENCH