Underwater Photography Fundamentals Course

For those looking for an introduction to underwater photography

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About this course

For beginner to intermediate-level photographers wanting to expand their knowledge

$395 - 2 Days

Hosted by award-winning photographer Pete McGee, this course offers a series of workshops and dives to introduce divers to the essential skills and techniques required for capturing that special moment below the waves.

The course begins in the classroom before heading out to complete a shore dive, allowing divers to test out their newly acquired skills. The post-dive debrief gives divers the opportunity for personalised feedback and more tips & tricks from Pete.

What Is Involved

This course offers morning workshops followed by afternoon shore dives.

Course content:

  • Photography fundamentals
  • The underwater photography environment
  • Underwater camera system assembly and care
  • Camera settings and using manual controls
  • Natural & artificial lighting underwater
  • Composition and creativity
  • Macro and wide-angle introduction
  • Marine life subject selection
  • Underwater photography etiquette
  • Photo review and feedback
  • Basic photo workflow and editing (using Adobe Lightroom)


  • Expert tuition from Pete McGee
  • Classroom Workshop Sessions
  • 2 Guided Shore Dives


  • Compact Camera - TG's available - $50
  • Dive Gear - From $60
  • Editing Software
  • Tuition in individual Camera's


  • Open Water Certification with any agency
  • Must have dived within the last year
  • A Compact or SLR camera is required for this course

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