PADI Underwater Digital Photography Course - Frog Dive Sydney

PADI Underwater Digital Photography Course

Brand: PADI

Digital Underwater Photography Course

Underwater Digital Photography Course Overview

Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your instructor Graham Willis, you’ll discover:

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.
  • The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.
  • Principles for good composition of underwater images.
  • Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.


What Equipment do I need?

You need a camera! This might be a point and shoot camera or a compact camera in a housing, with or without an external flash (a Strobe). Bring your manual if you have it.

You also need a computer or other device for downloading and backing up images and a device (other than the camera) suitable for viewing digital images. Ideally you will have a laptop (Mac or Windows) with a card reader. Better still some form of image processing software that will allow you to enhance your images is ideal BUT not required.

You also need your SCUBA gear…the lessons are practical, in water, sessions with relatively little classroom work.


What do we cover? 

We will cover the basics of Digital Underwater Photography including Composure, Lighting, Colour, Focussing, Environmental impact as well as some basic editing of your photographs to make them even better.


Underwater Digital Photography Course Format 

  • Self-paced review of the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer material.
  • An evening session on a weekday from 6pm- 9pm (maximum 3 hours)
  • 2 dives on a weekend (generally a Saturday) followed by a classroom session to process your images (full day)

Underwater Digital Photography Course Prerequisites

  • Be a Certified Diver at any level.
  • An underwater camera, if you haven't got a camera, one can be hired at reasonable rates (pre booking essential).