Underwater Digital Photography


With so many underwater cameras to choose from, underwater photography is one of the most popular underwater specialties, and it's becoming easier and easier to capture images of your underwater adventures. Whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated dSLR like the pros, the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going fast.
If you are at least 10 years old and are a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver, you can enroll in the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty course.
Since underwater photography is also very popular with snorkelers, both snorkelers and skin divers have the opportunity to complete the course. If this interests you, please contact your PADI Dive Center / Resort

During two dives, thanks to hands-on training and guidance from your PADI professional, you will discover:
How to choose the right camera system for you.
The PADI SEA method (Shoot, Examine, Adapt) to be able to quickly take beautiful photographs.
The principles of good underwater image composition.
Practical techniques for taking beautiful photos with your digital camera.
Get credit! The second dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course can be credited as an Adventure Dive for your Advanced Open Water Diver certification - ask your instructor how to get credit.

In addition to using your basic equipment, you will need a digital camera and, to download and view your photos, a computer. Depending on your camera system, your PADI Professional may recommend other equipment and accessories. To get advice on everything you need for your underwater photography adventures, visit your dive center.

To begin
To get started right away, sign up for Digital Underwater Photographer Online - and get started in eLearning. This computerized system will teach you the principles of taking beautiful underwater photos, with an extra section on underwater images (including videos). Thanks to an interactive and easy to use program, you will study at your own pace. Additionally, you may also choose to read the print version of the Digital Underwater Photographer Manual. You can also visit our PADI Dive Center to sign up for the course, collect your material and start studying.

Prerequisite certification: (Junior) Open Water Diver PADI or qualifying certification (for the non-diving option: none)
Minimum age: 10 years (for snorkelers: none)
Recommended course hours: 12
Minimum Training in Open Water: 2 dives (for Level One: 1 dive in confined or open water)
Freeze time with an underwater camera and tell a story that even non-divers can understand! And not only that: you can also collect and archive your adventures - much more than a memory! Reliving a dive is as simple as looking at a photograph.
Whether you are a Sunday photographer or a hardened professional, the PADI Underwater Photography Specialty Course teaches you the fundamentals of underwater photography, with a particular emphasis on practical techniques.


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