We are happy to introduce our latest product from our Bali Academy of Underwater Photography. During this time it’s not feasible to travel to exotic locations to enroll in an underwater photography course. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to stop learning, why not learn underwater photography online?
A lot of underwater photography is developing knowledge through theory. Our on location courses are a combination of theory and practical one to one sessions with our team of instructors. Therefore, although we can’t share our practical knowledge underwater at the moment, we can share the theory! We have broken down theory sessions below in order to create a system for anyone to learn more about a particular area of underwater photography.
We break each section down into 1 hour sessions in order to keep things interesting, while at the same time not droning on too long and losing interest. With each 1 hour block you will receive one to one instruction in your chosen subject. Of course we are also happy to go off topic and discuss what needs you have individually. These are live chats over the internet so any and all questions are answered.
Does this sound like a great way to learn more about underwater photography from the pros? Please Contact Us today and we can set up an appointment for your first lesson. Please be aware we are based in Bali at UTC + 8, the same time as Singapore. We offer this service on Zoom, Skype, or Whatsapp, let us know which you prefer.
A general chat session where we talk about your photos and any questions you may have. If you would like your photos critiqued we ask that you prepare 5 images ahead of time and send them to us via email. Ideally, these would be straight from the camera and without post processing. This way we can see any mistakes that may have occurred. The best photos to submit are ones that did not work out, we don’t want to critique your favourite photos. Instead, send ones where there is an issue so we can give tips on how to fix it. This is also a great session to ask any general questions you may have about underwater photography.
An overview of how to get started in underwater photography. We start with a discussion about the diving skills you will need to start. We then talk about the different camera systems available and which suits your needs. Topics include shooting with a GoPro, compact cameras, mirrorless cameras, and DSLRs. We introduce the concepts of lighting and the difference between using a strobe or constant light. We also discuss several add ons such as diopters and wide angle choices for beginners. Care and maintenance of housings is also discussed.
Getting a lot of backscatter is the most frustrating result for new underwater photographers. We discuss how to set up strobes to illuminate subjects properly while avoiding backscatter. Techniques discussed pertain to both wide angle and macro shooting. We discuss both single strobe and dual strobe setups.
When it comes to achieving the correct exposure and lighting, wide angle photography can be quite frustrating. In this lesson we discuss how to set the ISO, f-stops, and shutter speeds properly in order to get the right exposure every time. Understand how to aim strobes for both CFWA and regular wide angle.
Understanding how to capture the correct exposure in macro underwater photography using TTL or manual exposure. Understand how to set the correct f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO. Discuss proper strobe positioning for perfect lighting every time, using either one or two strobes.
Using different lighting techniques to make your macro photographs stand out from the crowd. Learn how to create black or blue backgrounds, utilize edge lighting, and create stunning images by controlling the depth of field.
Composition is what makes or breaks a photograph. Learning to understand composition is even more important than learning exposure. We discuss the fine points of creating macro photographs by understanding a few rules and also when to break them.
Wide angle and macro underwater photography are similar yet different. Although many compositional ideas remain constant between the two, each has its own idiosyncrasies. Learn what makes a great wide angle photograph and what elements you can utilize to improve your WA photos.
All of our coaching sessions are one hour “one to one” video chats. To make it easy, every session is priced at the same amount of $30 USD. For those who would like to continue theory sessions, we offer discounts for multiple sessions.
Single sessions = 480,000 IDR per hour ($30 USD)
Prepay for 3 sessions and receive a 5% discount = 1,360,000 IDR ($85 USD)
Prepay for 5 sessions = 2,000,000 IDR ($125 USD)
Make payments using our secure online credit card system (Visa, Mastercard, or JCB only, Amex is not available). Payment transactions are in Indonesian Rupiah currency.
If you are interested in finding out more about our online underwater photography courses please Contact Us today!