Underwater Photographer Course

Underwater Photographer Course

Would you like to become an Underwater Photographer? Take a 3-day Underwater Photographer Course and learn plenty of useful knowledge & techniques!

The Liquid Lense Underwater Photographer Course is a 3-day underwater digital photography course covering all the skills and training you need to take fantastic underwater photos.

The course includes an introduction to cameras and underwater set-up techniques. Learn how to use and care for underwater camera systems. Learn basic underwater photo skills, including techniques for taking great shots.

This course is designed for divers thinking about taking up underwater photography as a serious hobby.

Make 2 boat dives to put what you have learnt in to practice. Receive expert feedback on your underwater photographs and expand your knowledge with more advanced photographing skills. Make 2 more boat dives to develop your new skills and try out new techniques.
What will I learn during the Underwater Photographer Course?

This course is designed for divers thinking about taking up underwater photography as a serious hobby.
It will provide you with an excellent grounding in underwater photography and plenty of useful knowledge & techniques.
With a little more practice, you will soon be able to capture eye grabbing photos, to not only impress your friends, but to publish on the web or even enter into competitions.

We teach all of our underwater photography & videography courses in small groups to ensure that you receive the attention that you deserve.

Typical Underwater Photographer Course Itinerary

  • Day 1: (1/2 day) Meet your instructor at our studio and begin to learn about the camera you’ll be using during the course. Receive a basic introduction to underwater photography. Get familiar with the camera on land, both in and out of its housing to learn its functions. Complete Day 1 by learning about the set-up and care of underwater camera housings and prepare for the next day out on the dive boat, by setting-up your own camera
  • Day 2: Meet at Scubafish Dive Centre at 7.45am for a tea or coffee, before making your way to the boat, where you can relax and enjoy breakfast

    Run through a quick refresher with your Instructor on how to use your camera & underwater housing and get a little practice in, on the boat. Cover key safety procedures, before making your first dive with one of our photography experts at your side.

    During the lunchtime surface interval, we provide you with as much feedback as possible to make sure you get the most out of your next dive, giving you tips on buoyancy, composition and other techniques as well as discussing any problems you had with the camera and trying to solve them.

    On the second dive, we try different subjects and shot-types so you can collect more great photos of our many fascinating underwater residents.

    We arrive back at the Dive Centre at around 2.30pm, to review your photos and you’ll receive tips and feedback to help make the most of your camera on the next day’s diving

  • Day 3: Make a further 2 dives out on the dive boat where we introduce further exercises & techniques to take your photography skills to the next level. At the end of the day, we’ll provide more feedback on your photos
  • Day 4: (1/2 day) Select a few of your favourite images and spend some time perfecting them using computer editing software. Learn techniques to correct many common underwater photography problems from basic cropping and contrast correction, to colour enhancement and backscatter removal

    Leave with a CD containing all your images and, plus the edited versions, to take home and enjoy


  • Want More?

    If, you’d like to get more practice taking photos, we’ll give you discounted diving, camera rental & even studio time to ensure you get the most from your time with us.

    How often do you run Underwater Photographer Courses?

    Courses start every day, at a time to suit you. You can book now, or come in to see see us while you’re on holiday in Ko Lanta. We offer free transfers to and from your resort in Ko Lanta for any of our dive courses or daily dive trips.

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