Extended PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Course

Cover the all basics of underwater photography that are included in the PADI DUP Course, and then with the additional 4-days explore the equipment and techniques in much more detail! The Extended PADI DUP Course runs over 5-days allowing you to cover more advanced underwater photography skills and techniques during the scheduled 10-dives, giving you more in-water practice, as well as 12-hours extra classroom time for theory and image processing.

During this Workshop you will learn about:
• Behaviour of light underwater light
• Understanding histograms
• LCD review modes
• Camera system limitations
• Reducing shutter-lag
• Benefits of RAW file format
• Aperture (Av) & Shutter (Tv) Priority Modes
• Manual exposure adjustments
• Secondary effects of exposure controls
• Strobe set-up options
• TTL & Manual strobe modes
• Strobe positions and adjustments
• Lighting close-up subjects
• Lighting mid-range subjects
• Turbidity & backscatter control
• Macro techniques using close-up lenses
• Obtaining a shallow depth-of-field
• Techniques for using wide-angle lenses
• Wide-angle lighting with dual strobes
• Wide-angle ambient lighting
• Filter photography with Magic Filters
• Subject approach techniques
• Assessment of subject potential
• Pre-planning & visualisation
• Composition styles
• Image processing with Adobe Lightroom CC
• Behaviour of light underwater light
• Understanding histograms
• LCD review modes
• Camera system limitations
• Reducing shutter-lag
• Benefits of RAW file format
• Shooting in Av & Tv Modes
• Manual exposure adjustments
• Strobe set-up options
• TTL & Manual strobe modes
• Strobe positions and adjustments
• Lighting close-up subjects
• Lighting mid-range subjects
• Turbidity & backscatter control
• Techniques using close-up lenses
• Obtaining a shallow depth-of-field
• Techniques using wide-angle lenses
• Wide-angle lighting with dual strobes
• Wide-angle ambient lighting
• Filter photography with Magic Filters
• Subject approach techniques
• Assessment of subject potential
• Pre-planning & visualisation
• Composition styles
• Image processing with Lightroom CC
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Why Choose the Extended PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course?

The PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course is aimed at those new to photography or people wanting an introduction to underwater photography, as this course is normally conducted over a single day therefore limiting what information can be included. However this extended 5-day version of the course covers the theory and techniques more thoroughly, as you have fivefold more time in both the classroom and underwater. If you do not have the time to complete the most in-depth photography course available, the 30-dive PADI Dive Centre Pro Photographer Course, then this is your next best option.

As Alex will be in the water with you during your dives, he can assist you with camera settings, strobe positioning, composition, approach techniques & subject selection, as well as making notes to provide feedback after the dive. He will also review your photos after the dive and provide advice on how to improve your images on subsequent dives.
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At the end of this workshop you will be proficient in; understanding the limitations of compact camera systems and how to overcome some of these limitations; understand how to vary the cameras manual settings to adjust exposure and how this effects your photos; know how to set up a strobe on your camera system and how to light macro, close-up, mid-range and wide-angle subjects with both single and dual strobes; understand how to limit backscatter; know how to assess subject potential and to use visualisation techniques to improve your images; have knowledge of advanced composition; understand the benefits of more advanced underwater camera equipment & much more.
Schedule (may be adjusted for environmental conditions):

Day 1:
A.M. Theory session & camera familiarisation
P.M. Dives 1 & 2 (Close-Up)

Day 2:
A.M. Photo review & Lightroom tutorial
P.M. Dives 3 & 4 (Macro)

Day 3:
A.M. Photo review & wide-angle theory session
P.M. Dives 5 & 6 (Wide-Angle Filters)

Day 4:
A.M. Photo review & W/A theory session
P.M. Dive 7 & 8 (Wide-Angle Strobes)

Day 5:
A.M. Dive 9 & 10 (Wide-Angle Strobes)
P.M. Photo review, Lightroom editing practice
Schedule (conditions permitting):

Day 1:
A.M. Theory & camera familiarisation
P.M. Dives 1 & 2 (Close-Up)

Day 2:
A.M. Photo review & Lightroom tutorial
P.M. Dives 3 & 4 (Macro)

Day 3:
A.M. Photo review & W/A theory
P.M. Dives 5 & 6 (Wide-Angle Filters)

Day 4:
A.M. Photo review & W/A theory
P.M. Dive 7 & 8 (Wide-Angle Strobes)

Day 5:
A.M. Dive 9 & 10 (Wide-Angle Strobes)
P.M. Photo review, Lightroom editing
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Please check the
Course Calendar for available dates & scheduled courses
Check the Course Calendar for available dates & scheduled courses

Check the Course Calendar for available dates & scheduled courses

31,500 THB (10-dives included)
PADI Digital Underwater Photography manual & certification fees included

Price includes use of the following camera equipment:
• Canon S100 digital camera with full manual controls
• Fisheye FIX S100 aluminium housing
• Inon Z240 strobes with fibre-optic cables
• GlowDive Light Dome Diffusers
• Ultralight trays & handles, arms, clamps, buoyancy arms, Stix floats
• Wide-Angle Lens - Inon UWL-H100 with Dome II
• Macro Lenses - Inon UCL-M165
• i-Das flip macro lens Adapter with M67 mount
• FIX 1000FS white & red LED focus light
• Magic Filter (blue-water colour-correction filters)
• Special reduced-rate DSLR camera hire (Nikon Camera & Subal Housing)

And the use of the following facilities:
• Private air-condition edit suite
• Dedicated camera-prep area with individual spot lights
• Charging Station with surge protection
• Silicon grease, towels, tools, & air blowers
• Protective transport boxes for camera
• MacBook Pro with Lightroom CC for image review & post processing
• USB3 memory card reader
• Internet access for research & photo uploads
• Marine life ID & magazine library

Plus on the dives:
• Koh Tao's most spacious & comfortable dive boat
• 60-90 minute dive times (air supply & NDL's permitting)
• Separate rinse tanks for cameras & dive gear
• Secure area for camera storage pre & post dive
• Dry area for safe lens & battery changes
• On-board equipment room (no carrying of dive-gear)
• Free tea, coffee, Ovaltine & drinking water
• Breakfast included on morning dives
• First-Aid room with Oxygen on-board
• Nitrox available for extended NDL's (extra charges apply)

31,500 THB
(10-dives included)
PADI Digital Underwater Photography
manual & certification fees included


Price includes:
• Canon S100 digital camera
• Fisheye FIX S100 housing
• Inon Z240 strobes
• GlowDive Light Dome Diffusers
• Fibre-optic cables
• ULCS trays, arms & clamps
• Stix & ULCS buoyancy arms
• Macro Lens - Inon UCL-M165
• Wide-Angle lens - Inon H100
• Macro lens - Inon M165
• i-Das Flip macro lens adapter
• FIX FS LED focus lights
• Magic Filters (colour-correction)
• Special price DSLR camera hire

Facilities:
• Private air-condition edit suite
• Dedicated camera-prep area
• Charging Station
• Silicon grease, towels, tools
• Protective camera transport boxes
• MacBook Pro for image review
• Lightroom CC for image editing
• USB3 memory card reader
• Internet access for research
Marine life ID & magazine library

Dive Boat:
• Koh Tao's most spacious dive boat
• No maximum dive-time limits
• Rinse tanks for camera & dive gear
• Secure area for camera storage
• Dry area for lens/battery changes
• On-board equipment room
• Free tea, coffee, Ovaltine & water
• Breakfast on morning dives
• First-Aid room with Oxygen
• Nitrox available (extra charge)

Additional Costs (if needed):
• Full Scuba Equipment hire 300 THB per day
• Suunto Dive Computers hire
100 THB per day
Additional Costs (if needed):
Scuba Equipment 300 THB per day
Dive Computer 100 THB per day
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Upon completion of this course you will earn a PADI Certification Card
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Upon completion of this course you will earn a PADI Certification Card
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Upon completion of this course you will earn a PADI Certification Card

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Pro-Camera Hire: 2-dives 2,500 THB or 10-dives 10,000 THB
Two complete systems available that Include: Nikon DSLR's in Subal housings with Backscatter AirLock System, Subal 8” Dome Port, Flat Ports & Extensions, Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye Lens, Nikon 105mm VR & Nikon 40mm Macro Lenses, Inon Z240 Strobes with GlowDive Dome Diffusers, plus FIX Focus Lights
Dive4Photos-Pro-Level-Camera-Equipment-Options
Pro-Camera Hire: 2-dives 2,500 THB or 10-dives 10,000 THB
Two complete systems available that Include: Nikon DSLR's in Subal housings with Backscatter AirLock System, Subal 8” Dome Port, Flat Ports & Extensions, Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye Lens, Nikon 105mm VR & Nikon 40mm Macro Lenses, Inon Z240 Strobes with GlowDive Dome Diffusers, plus FIX Focus Lights
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Pro-Camera Hire:

Two complete systems available that Include: Nikon DSLR's in Subal housings with Backscatter AirLock System, Subal 8” Dome Port, Flat Ports & Extensions, Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye Lens, Nikon 105mm VR & Nikon 40mm Macro Lenses, Inon Z240 Strobes with GlowDive Dome Diffusers, plus FIX Focus Lights

2-dives
2,500 THB
10-dives 10,000 THB
Battery
When using your own camera, it is recommended to bring at least one spare camera battery (especially for compact cameras) to ensure you have sufficient power to complete two long dives where you will be shooting and reviewing images more frequently than usual. Dive4Photos cannot give refunds for dives where you are unable to shoot due to depleted batteries!
Battery
When using your own camera, it is recommended to bring at least one spare camera battery (especially for compact cameras) to ensure you have sufficient power to complete two long dives where you will be shooting and reviewing images more frequently than usual. Dive4Photos cannot give refunds for dives where you are unable to shoot due to depleted batteries!
Battery
When using your own camera, it is recommended to bring at least one spare camera battery (especially for compact cameras) to ensure you have sufficient power to complete two long dives where you will be shooting and reviewing images more frequently than usual. Dive4Photos cannot give refunds for dives where you are unable to shoot due to depleted batteries!
Dive4Photos-MacBook-Pro
It is advisable that students have their own laptop computer to perform workflow management and post-processing. This will enable image review and practice of editing techniques outside of the normal training hours. However, Dive4Photos offers free use of a MacBook Pro if required.
Dive4Photos-MacBook-Pro
It is advisable that students have their own laptop computer to perform workflow management and post-processing. This will enable image review and practice of editing techniques outside of the normal training hours. However, Dive4Photos offers free use of a MacBook Pro if required.
Dive4Photos-MacBook-Pro
It is advisable that students have their own laptop computer to perform workflow management and post-processing. This will enable image review and practice of editing techniques outside of the normal training hours. However, Dive4Photos offers free use of a MacBook Pro if required.
Adobe Lightroom Trial Download
If you do not already own a license for the industry standard professional level editing software package Adobe Lightroom CC, you can utilise Adobe’s free 30-day trial option at the start of the course. After the 30-day trial period has expired you will have the option to purchase the software for continued use.
Adobe Lightroom Trial Download
If you do not already own a license for the industry standard professional level editing software package Adobe Lightroom CC, you can utilise Adobe’s free 30-day trial option at the start of the course. After the 30-day trial period has expired you will have the option to purchase the software for continued use.
Adobe Lightroom Trial Download
If you do not already own a license for the industry standard professional level editing software package Adobe Lightroom CC, you can utilise Adobe’s free 30-day trial option at the start of the course. After the 30-day trial period has expired you will have the option to purchase the software for continued use.


Dive4Photos, 9/16 Moo 2, Koh Tao, Surat Thani 84360, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)908 718734
Email:
info@dive4photos.com