Scuba diving is addictive. This we know.
But what can make the awe-inspiring experience of seeing the underwater world in person even better? Capturing that perfect moment in a photo that can be enjoyed long after you surface.
With the increased availability and affordability of underwater cameras, it’s no surprise that underwater photography is now one of the most popular dive specialties. But just as photojournalism differs from portraiture photography, so too is underwater photography unique. While novice photographers may have good intentions, taking great underwater photos is more complex than simply pointing and clicking.
Trying to learn underwater photography on your own can be time-consuming and frustrating. To get awesome photos of that majestic mollusk, colorful coral or charismatic clown fish, take the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course from your local PADI Dive Shop or Instructor.
This hands-on class allows you to learn the skills you need to use today’s modern digital equipment to capture stunning underwater images. You’ll learn tips and tricks from the pros so you can take images you’ll be proud to share. Here’s what the class includes:
- How to choose the best underwater camera system for you
- The PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly
- The three primary principles for good underwater photos of diving
- The online (eLearning) version of the class also includes a section on capturing and creating great underwater videos.
Each underwater image you take provides a great way to relive your diving adventures. Plus, what better way could there be to share your love for diving with friends and family? You may even inspire someone to take the plunge and become a diver.
Share your favorite photos with other PADI Divers by uploading it to ScubaEarth, sharing it on PADI’s Facebook page (there might even be a photo contest happening), or tagging it #padi on Instagram. Your photo could be our featured “fan pic” of the day.