Learn all the necessary skills to become an Underwater Photographer with Blue Dive, Port Douglas.
FALL IN LOVE WITH UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO
Let us introduce you to the art of underwater photography, where creativity meets wildlife, nature and diving – the perfect combo. The underwater landscape and its abundance of inhabitants have been of awe and wonder to many for thousands of years. There is still so much to learn and discover about our oceans and the deep mysteries they hold. Through photography we can tap into creativity, sense of adventure and discover a whole new world. This is what diving is all about and underwater photography will take that to the next level.
Underwater photography is becoming more popular than ever and it is getting more accessible as technology progresses. You might imagine that being a photographer involved lugging around heavy gear on your dive, but that is no longer the case. There are now more underwater capable cameras on the market than previous years and each year they improve greatly whilst being more affordable and compact. Technology is making it so easy for us to take beautiful underwater images while also being able to enjoy diving without too much hassle. Through photography and videography we can bring some creativity, science and discovery to our dives. If you’ve thought of learning underwater photography, now is the time to do it, it has never been so easy. Let us show you how!
IT’S MORE THAN JUST PHOTOS
There is more to underwater photography than meets the eye. It’s not only about capturing memories, but it is a true art form with endless possibilities and countless subjects to choose from. Underwater photography really ties all forms of photography together in one package. From underwater landscapes, portraits, animal behaviour, macro, wide-angle and people. It can also be a powerful tool for education, story telling, conservation projects and marine science.
BRING SOME CREATIVITY TO YOUR DIVES
Many of you may already be photographers, creators or artists and are looking to take your skills underwater. Why not start now and learn underwater photography? You probably have a camera already, most models have a housing available or you can rent a camera from us. Get in touch and we can help.
HOW YOU CAN HELP SCIENCE & CONSERVATION WITH PHOTOGRAPHY
Ocean science and conservation is beginning to rely more and more on photography and citizen science. There are many projects around the world that need underwater photographers to aid in their research, so it can be a great way to give back and get involved while doing something enjoyable. Even if you’re not involved specifically on a particular project, there are organisations that you can submit your photos to. Photo ID projects give scientists a non invasive way of recording wildlife populations, migrations and impacts. For example Wildbook For Whale Sharks, Project Manta and Manta Matcher are just some of them. These organisations allow you to upload photos you capture of wildlife to their database, to help with monitoring the endangered species. Amazing right?
WHERE AND HOW TO LEARN
The good thing about learning photography is that many PADI dive centres will offer camera rentals along with photography courses. Here at Blue Dive Port Douglas we do too! We have a professional team of PADI dive instructors who are also passionate underwater photographers. So if you dive with us, you will learn from real life photographers, who love what they do and can share their knowledge with you, all whilst diving on the beautiful great barrier reef.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
Our photography course will teach you everything you need to know, so you can go on to further your skills each time you dive. It will give you a solid base to work with and grow. You will learn all about basic physics of how light and colour are affected by water, general photography principles such as composition, aperture, shutter and ISO and how to properly expose a photo. You will also be introduced on how to light your photos underwater with a flash, how to maintain underwater photography equipment and the safe handling of a camera during your dives. Post dive you can also learn how to edit your photos with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to perfect the outcome of your images. Our photography courses are taught in private small groups with one of our instructors to ensure you get the most out of it with as much hands on practice as possible. The course can run over 1 or 2 days depending on the time you have available. It is up to you should you wish to do the course with or without a PADI Underwater Photography Speciality certification. Either way you will learn just as much about photography and of course you will get to take home digital copies of all your photos on a complimentary memory stick.
HOW DO I BOOK IN FOR THE COURSE?
Send us an email or call us with your planned dates for diving in Port Douglas and we will get back to you with our current availability and prices on request. To get you inspired you can also check out some of our photography by visiting our Instagram @bluediveportdouglas
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