Underwater Photography Course Cairns

Cairns Underwater Photography Course – PRIVATE COURSES ONLY 2017

The Cairns Underwater Photography Course includes over 20 hours of group and personalised tuition, spread out over one month. The maximum number of participants is four (4) and all participants must hold, a SCUBA Open Water Diver Certification. The course is suited to intermediate to advanced photographers, wanting to take their photography underwater. The course includes a day tour to the Great Barrier Reef .Book Now

Course Outline

  1. Principles of underwater photography
  2. Using natural light vs artificial
  3. Focus on Composition
  4. Equipment: Camera – Housings – Strobes
  5. Mindset of the underwater photographer
  6. Close up and personal: Macro
  1. Wide angle
  2. Creative techniques: Go beyond the norm
  3. Best locations: Local – National – International
  4. Digital workflow: Keeping it organised
  5. Editing your images: Photoshop and Lightroom
  6. Getting your images out there

What’s Included

  • 10 hrs workshop (4 x 2.5 hour sessions)
  • 1 x 3 hour session in pool or river
  • 1 x 8 hour session on Great Barrier Reef
  • 1 x 1 hour one-on-one tuition
  • Digital Underwater Photography book
  • Constructive critiquing of your photos
  • Access to extensive library of photography books
  • Advice and help with equipment purchases
  • Light refreshments – coffee and tea

What to Bring

  • Your camera / underwater housing / strobe and manual
  • Spare batteries, media cards, USB drive
  • SCUBA equipment (available to hire as well)
  • Writing equipment and highlighter
  • Your enthusiasm!

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Workshop Dates

Courses are held on demand and usually run 2-3 times per year. To register your interest, please contact Stuart Ireland on phone (07) 4041 5581 or email stuart@calypsoproductions.com.au

2017 Dates


Course Fees


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