This Breezeway Bubbles sponsored course is designed for divers that either want to improve on their current photography or take the plunge with their first underwater camera. It will cover basic principles that are applicable to both still and video. There will be an emphasis on how to shoot more satisfying images using the basic automatic settings and programs offered by modern products. The class will also include a discussion on the most popular equipment and on choosing cameras and accessories that meet the diver’s needs and budgets. There will also be a brief introduction to editing digital files. Following the two 3-hour class sessions there will be an opportunity for participants to try their cameras and cameras supplied by the sponsor in the pool and review their photos with the course instructor. Students also have the option of doing a second open water dive and earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photography specialty certification.
Rich is a PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer for Breezeway Bubbles and a life-long photographer. His photographic interests are centered on nature and wildlife photography – both below and above water. He has also taught boating safety and has over fifteen years of experience teaching at UW-Madison.
Two academic lessons of 3 hours each meeting learning the basics of photography above & underwater.
One pool lesson of 3 - 4 hours with practice using different camera and lighting systems.
One follow up academic lesson after the pool to review photos & learn editing techniques.
The Beginner Underwater Photo Class ( $ 150 Value).
PADI Digital Underwater Photo Specialty Manual.
One lake dive completing the specialty dive requirements with your instructor.
PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty Certification Card upon successful completion.