What will you learn
Underwater photography shouldn’t be that difficult!
During my line of work, I encounter countless divers who are frustrated with their photography and just can’t seem to get it right.
Colors don’t come out the way you expected, the focus is elusive and even the nudibranchs seem to run away from the camera. All the different settings sound so confusing and how do you handle all of that while equalizing, breathing, keeping your buoyancy and staying the group?
I remember exactly how I started and how terrible my photos were back then. If I had some proper guidance during my endless attempts, it would have probably made things much easier.
During this 1-day workshop, I will teach you the methods I developed for getting great results right away, so you can feel proud when showing them around to family and friends, and hang some beautiful prints on your house walls.
The dive site we will visit is a shore dive, known for an abundance of species such as pufferfish, lobster, rainbow wrasse, spotted stingrays, moray eels, blennies, arrow crabs, banded coral shrimp, sea horses, frogfish and more!
While we can’t guarantee anything, on most dives we encounter most of the species we listed above :)
Cozumel is one of my favorite places for underwater photography. It’s easily accessible from anywhere in North America, there are plenty of dive sites to choose from, the reefs are spectacular, visibility is mind-blowing and the diving is great year-round. Yes, even during “hurricane season”.
$275 USD / Private shore
$350 USD / Private boat
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Ready to book?
- 8:00 - Meet at Barefoot Dive Center Cozumel
- 8:00 - 8:30 - Rent gear, sign forms
- 8:30 - 10:30 - Classroom session (set up gear, presentation)
- 10:30 - 11:00 - Taxi to Tikila beach, get ready
- 11:15 - 12:15 - First dive - wide angle
- 12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch and discussion
- 14:00 - 15:00 - 2nd dive - macro
- 15:00 - 16:00 - Wrap up, drive to Barefoot shop
- 16:00 - 17:00 - Post processing lesson
Understand camera settings and how to adjust them for different types of shots (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc.)
Types of underwater lighting.
Proper use and positioning of UW strobes.
Composition and framing.
Shooting RAW – Why and how.
Shooting macro subjects, how to spot them, focusing techniques, using close-up lenses.
Lenses – For DSLR / Mirrorless shooters and wet lenses for compact shooters.
Post-processing – Editing your images to get the most out of them (Mostly using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Camera RAW). General pointers will be given for working with free software as well.