PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Course
Many of us already own a digital camera and probably have taken quite a number of pictures to share with our family and friends via Facebook, Twitter etc. Being certified as a diver (or maybe you're planning to take the PADI Open Water course) means that now, you have the opportunity to learn to take pictures underwater and share your love of the aquatic realm with those around you! The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course is tailored to all divers, from casual point-and-shoot folks to serious DSLR camera enthusiasts.
You must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water diver to take this course (or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation). Not yet a diver? No problem. Do your PADI Open Water Diver course first and start the Digital Underwater Photographer course during the last dive of your Open Water certification. It's that convenient!
Some of the things you will learn in this course:
- Choosing the digital cameras and underwater housings that fits your needs and budget
- Setting your digital camera and preparing the underwater housing for your dives
- Using the Shoot, Examine, Adjust method for getting great shots quickly
- Digital file formats, resolutions, exposure, composition etc.
- Use of underwater strobe
- Picture composition rules
- Editing and sharing your pictures, etc.
Only two (2) dives are required to complete this course. As part of the course, you will receive the PADI Digital Underwater Photography Manual and a white balance slate.
Our PADI Instructor, Halimi Abdullah has been taking underwater photography for more than five years with both point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras and can tune the course to suit your photography experience level. His underwater gallery is hosted at Flickr.com. In addition, after the course, Halimi is more than happy to comment on your underwater pictures so you may continue to improve on your skills.
- Read more about the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course at padi.com
- View Halimi's underwater images gallery at flickr.com