The natural light underwater photographer course is based in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, a truly beautiful setting and top diving destination.
You will dive around the many tropical islands outside of Bacuit bay. El Nido has a high number of rich dive sites including healthy coral reef, muck dives and wall diving. Marine life is abundant from big school of jack fish, batfish or yellow snapper to flamboyant cuttlefish, frogfish and ghost pipefish. Most of the dive sites have shallow areas as well, which is perfect for natural light photography, or those ‘not so great’ visibility days.
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Over the period of one week you can enjoy learning to dive with a high end digital compact camera and learn how to capture the underwater life in all its glory and colour. Using only natural light you will learn about composition, focus, advanced buoyancy techniques, how to assess marine life behavior and even use our macro lens to capture the smallest animals and details. You will also learn photo-editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop.
Over the week you will have 6 diving days altogether and one full edit day to introduce you to Photoshop. The course is intensive with the schedule normally involving 3 dives in the daytime and then editing the photos in the late afternoon.
All the skills learnt in this course can be applied to any camera underwater and is a great introduction to underwater photography.
We provide Canon G7X camera with Nauticam housing for this course and also a computer system for learning editing practices.
COURSE DURATION & STRUCTURE
The natural light underwater photography course is an intensive 7-day course
- ONE FULL DAY OF EDITING TO INTRODUCE YOU TO PHOTOSHOP
- 6 DAYS OF DIVING (3 DIVES A DAY) WITH EDITING SESSIONS
COURSE COST: 50,000 PHP
Underwater photography is becoming more and more popular as the price of high-end cameras starts to get lower. With your new photography skills you can use your knowledge to help / teach fellow divers how to improve their own photography skills. Also if you work professionally in diving, employers will welcome people with skills to take photographs of the marine life for advertising or customer satisfaction/ extra profit.