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UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALTY
As of January 1, 2017, DIVING FOR FUN will NO LONGER be offering training services. However, we wanted to continue to provide a list of the classes we offered along with course outlines as a reference for all our past customers.

Underwater Photography - Underwater Camera and StrobeCourse Overview: This course will help you learn how to take your fist underwater photographs or fine tune your existing skills to produce photographs that will stun your friends.

Prerequisites: Must be at least 10 years old and certified as a Junior Open Water Diver or an Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.


Underwater Photography - Sea Fan, BVI'sCourse Activities: You will learn about the planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of underwater-photography diving, photographic principles, composition, film types, flash photography, available light photography, camera-handling techniques, and care and maintenance of photographic equipment. You will get to use your new knowledge during the 2 dives performed under the supervision of an instructor. Before each dive, the instructor will brief the dive, you will then dive the dive and after each dive, the instructor will debrief the dive.
  • Classroom: There are one classroom session. The classroom session will cover each of the chapters, review your knowledge review answers and prepare you for the open water dives.
  • Independent Study: Read the Underwater Photography Specialty manual and complete Knowledge Reviews parts I and II. You will need to turn in the knowledge reviews prior to certification.
  • Open Water Dives: The 2 open water dives are done at an area lake/scuba park or on a dive trip.
Sea & Sea YS-90DX - Underwater StrobeForms Required: Students training will need to complete the three (3) forms: Liability Release, Statement of Understanding, and Medical Statement prior to entering the water.

Materials/Equipment Required: Underwater Photography Manual and White Balance Slate (included in course price). Recommended: Underwater Photography DVD.


Bonaire - Soft Cup CoralLength of Course: If you have read the Underwater Photography Manual, completed the knowledge reviews and watched the entire video prior to coming to class then the classroom will last approximately 1 hour depending upon class size.

Related Specialties: Project AWARE, Boat Diver, Coral Reef Conservation, Deep Diver, Drift Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Enriched Air (Nitrox), Equipment Specialist, Fish ID, Multi-Level Diver, Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, UW Naturalist, UW Navigation, UW Digital Photo, UW Photo, UW Search & Recovery, Wreck Diver.

 OPEN WATER DIVES

Dive 1:
  • Prepare and assemble an underwater camera system.
  • If appropriate, set the shutter speed and aperture for an exposure based on manual meter readings, general film exposure information or automatic programming information.
  • Focus the camera by varying subject-to-camera distance or focus know setting.
  • Frame and expose a complete roll of film, if appropriate, taking underwater still-life pictures.
  • Bracket the exposure of each type of photo taken underwater by varying either shutter speeds or f/stops (if appropriate).
  • Compose each still life applying basic considerations such as flash angle, camera angle, subject position, image completeness, foreground, background and complementary colors.
Dive 2:
  • Prepare and assemble an underwater camera system.
  • If appropriate, set the shutter speed and aperture for an exposure based on manual meter readings, general film exposure information or automatic programming information.
  • Focus the camera by varying subject-to-camera distance or focus know setting.
  • Frame and expose a complete roll of film, if appropriate, taking underwater still-life pictures.
  • Bracket the exposure of each type of photo taken underwater by varying either shutter speeds or f/stops (if appropriate).
  • Compose each still life applying basic considerations such as flash angle, camera angle, subject position, image completeness, foreground, background and complementary colors.

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