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PADI Course Highlight: Underwater Photographer

Underwater Photography

JDL once had a dive club member who was saddened that she could not share her deep passion for scuba diving with her spouse. Every dive was filled with incredible sights of undescribable beauty, but she couldn’t help always feeling a little heartbroken that her spouse would never be able to experience what she saw. Then, one day on the boat her dive buddy encouraged her to get a camera so she could have pictures and videos to share with her spouse. Because of that, she went into Jack’s and purchased her first underwater camera. Unfortunately, her pictures and video were blurry and still did not do justice to the true beauty she saw. Because of that, she decided to enroll in an Underwater Photography Class at Jack’s. She learned so much through her hands-on training that she started taking amazing photos and videos and was finally able to share her passion for scuba diving with her spouse, elated by the joy and togetherness her photos brought them.

Photo by Donna G. Dive Club Member and Underwater Photography Specialty Diver

Photo by Donna G. Dive Club Member and Underwater Photography Specialty Diver

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly, whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros.

Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional, 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.

Get credit! The second dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

Sign up for Digital Underwater Photographer Online – PADI’s eLearning – to get started immediately.

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