PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty

During the PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty course, the diver will learn how to demonstrate and explain basic photographic principles, composition, principles of exposure and focus, strobe and available light photography and camera handling techniques. The diver will also learn how to select, care for and maintain underwater camera equipment. Course fees of $175 include training materials, pool dives, open water training dives and PADI processing.

Photographers will learn about:

  • Photography and the underwater world
  • Photography basics- exposure
  • Focus and perspective
  • Controlling motion
  • Color and the spectrum
  • Camera types
  • Strobe photography
  • How water affects light
  • Housings and strobes
  • Underwater framing and focus
  • Underwater exposure
  • Composition
  • Diving with a camera

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