Underwater photography is considered a challenging area of photography, it requires very specialized equipment and techniques to be successful. It offers the possibility of many exciting and rare photographic opportunities. Animals such as fish and marine mammals are the most common subjects, also shipwrecks, submerged cave systems, underwater "landscapes", and portraits of fellow divers.
The primary obstacle faced by underwater photographers is the extreme loss of color and contrast when submerged to any significant depth. The longer wavelengths of sunlight (such as red and yellow) are absorbed quickly by the surrounding water, so even to the naked eye everything appears blue-green in color. The loss of color not only increases vertically through the water column, but also horizontally, so subjects further away from the camera will also appear colorless and indistinct. This effect is true even in apparently clear water, such as that found around tropical coral reefs.
Underwater Photography Classes
Whether you are new to digital photography or an experienced shooter, you will benefit from our classes and workshops designed to meet your needs. The location are in Florida, Aruba and Bonaire. We also have intro classes at Dutch Springs in Pennsylvania.
Editing and Managing your Photos in Lightroom
Learn how to import your photos into your computer, catalog, edit, print and export your photographs to your favorite social media site, website or share with your friend via email.
In this class we will discuss workflows for different situations “Digital Asset Management” (DAM). A good digital workflow is the most efficient way to get the most from your photographs. We will be using Adobe Lightroom to create a digital workflow.
Try New Equipment
We have a selection of Olympus Underwater equipment to try any weekend from May through September 2016. Send me an email with your request then pick up the equipment at the Olympus tent on the student side.