PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Course

The PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course is run over 1-day including 2-dives. However, over many years of teaching underwater photography Alex has found that 2-dives is not always enough in-water time for the majority of new underwater photographers to learn and practice the required skills. However we do appreciate some people are limited on time, so we offer both 1-day and 2-day options for the the PADI DUP Course, giving you either 2-dives or 4-dives respectively.

Topics covered during this workshop:
• Camera System Preparation & Pre-Dive Tests
• Buoyancy Control
• Maintaining The Buddy System
• Safe U/W Photography
• Environmentally Aware Photography
• Camera Basics
• Exposure Control Basics
• Correct Camera Settings For U/W
• Compact Camera Limitations
• Using The In-Built Flash
• Shooting With Ambient Light
• Shooting With A Strobe
• Basics Of Composition
• Post-Dive Equipment Care
• An Introduction To RAW Files
• Overview Of Lightroom (Add-On)
• System Preparation & Pre-Dive Tests
• Buoyancy Control
• Maintaining The Buddy System
• Safe U/W Photography
• Environmentally Aware Photography
• Camera Basics
• Exposure Control Basics
• Correct Camera Settings For U/W
• Compact Camera Limitations
• Using The In-Built Flash
• Shooting With Ambient Light
• Shooting With A Strobe
• Basics Of Composition
• Post-Dive Equipment Care
• An Introduction To RAW Files
• Overview Of Lightroom (Add-On)
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PADI-DUP-Silversides

Why Choose the 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 conducted over a single day therefore limiting what information can be included. At Dive4Photos we offer a 2-day version of the course covers the theory and techniques in more detail, with double the time in both the classroom and underwater. If you do not have the time to complete the 10-dive Extended PADI Digital Underwater 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 the preparation and use of a compact camera system; understand how to vary exposure via the cameras exposure compensation; know when to shoot with flash/strobe or to use just ambient light; have knowledge of basic composition: and understand the benefits of more advanced underwater camera equipment.
Schedule (may be adjusted for environmental conditions):

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

Day 2:
A.M. Photo review & theory session
P.M. Dives 3 & 4 (Macro or Wide-Angle Filters)

Day 3:
A.M. Lightroom overview
Schedule (conditions permitting):

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

Day 2:
A.M. Photo review & theory session
P.M. Dives 3 & 4 (Macro or Filters)

Day 3:
A.M. Lightroom overview
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PADI-DUP-White-Spotted-Hermit-Crab

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

9,500 THB (2-dives included) or 15,500 THB (4-dives included)
PADI Digital Underwater Photography manual & certification fees included

Optional Add-On 3,500 THB - 1/2 Day Adobe Lightroom Workflow & Image Processing Overview

Price includes use of the following camera equipment:
• Canon S100 digital camera with full manual controls
• Fisheye FIX S100 aluminium housing
• 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
• First-Aid room with Oxygen on-board
• Nitrox available for extended NDL's (extra charges apply)

9,500 THB (2-dives)
or
15,500 THB (4-dives)
PADI Digital Underwater Photography
manual & certification fees included


3,500 THB (Optional Add-On)
1/2 Day Adobe Lightroom
Workflow & Image Processing


Price includes:
• Canon S100 digital camera
• Fisheye FIX S100 housing
• 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
• 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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Camera Add-On: per day 2,000 THB

Inon Z240 strobe with GlowDive Light-Dome diffusers, Ultralight tray system, arms & clamps, Inon H100 wide-angle lens with Dome II, Inon UCL-M165 macro lens, i-Das flip macro lens adapter, plus FIX focus light
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Camera Add-On: per day 2,000 THB

Inon Z240 strobe with GlowDive Light-Dome diffusers, Ultralight tray system, arms & clamps, Inon H100 wide-angle lens with Dome II, Inon UCL-M165 macro lens, i-Das flip macro lens adapter, plus FIX focus light
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Camera Add-On: per day 2,000 THB

Inon Z240 strobe with GlowDive Light-Dome diffusers, Ultralight tray system, arms & clamps, Inon H100 wide-angle lens with Dome II, Inon UCL-M165 macro lens, i-Das flip macro lens adapter, plus FIX focus light
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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

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