I can offer the PADI Digital underwater photographer course. This offers you a
prescribed course and a certification.
I offer beginner sessions to intermediate improver sessions that are tailored to your requirements. We review your photo’s to date if you have any, no worries if not, beginner sessions are again tailored to build on any knowledge you have.
There are many techniques that can be demonstrated and practiced in a class room or outside environment, once the concepts are grasped and practiced, then you transfer these skills to the underwater environment.
In all honesty learning the basics and improving isn't rocket science, its just about
getting a firm foundation understanding to build on. The challenge is thinking in
your fins, dealing with light, subjects, currents and watching your buoyancy and
Informal Talks/discussions, 1-
subjects could include
Jpeg and or RAW images pros and cons
Speed/apertures and why
Aperture exposure how and why, when to choose what
Depth of filed. Have to achieve and when its critical
Wide angle its perspective
Focus and exposure, Balance existing light with strobes.
Close focus wide angle
Macro, exposure/speed, focus, how to have better chance of in focus shots.
Strobes power sync speeds exposure adjustments
Ambient light balance
Backscatter different techniques to reduce it.
Housings and operation issues
Compact versa Mirror less
Setting up your rig
General equipment set up overview.
Typical pitfalls mistakes by new underwater photographers.
Looking after your camera whilst on board a boat etc
Reduce condensation issues in the housing, do and do not's.
The sessions would be quite informal around the table, practice with camera/strobes, Set up your rig,
Looking at previous pictures you have taken helps enormously.
Suggest some home work to try in garden at night etc
Return with images to discuss and build on.
I recommend reading some good books and watching some Internet tutorials.
I could suggest Martin Edge book -
Nauticam with Inon Wide Angle
Also use Olympus 8mm fish eye. lens
With Inon macro UCL165 x2
With either 14-
With Nauticam Housing rear magnifier
Snoot with internal laser pointer
Also use LED snoot torch