Snorkeling and scuba diving in the sea or the ocean make for amazing experiences, every single time. And you’re not the first one to want to take those memories home with you afterward.
But if you don’t know what equipment you need, how to properly prepare, and what to pay attention to once you’re in the water, you may end up like many others: gigabyte of failed pictures, hours of unusable footage, or even losing your camera or cell phone forever to the depth of the ocean.
If you’re just getting started with underwater photography or videography, then this is the course for you.
Know about types of cameras you can use (there’s no need to buy a special underwater camera, but you might want to!), what housing you’ll need, and how it fits in with your snorkeling and scuba gear.
Success lies in thorough preparation. Learn how to analyze the situation before you even go into the water, so you know what to expect once you’re in the water.
There are many aspects to taking stunning underwater pictures and videos. From safety over knowing what to look for to find the right angle – I’ve got you covered.
Martina is a professional underwater camerawoman. She is been guiding guests to swim with manta rays for over twenty years, and sharing the footage with them afterward. She takes her camera into the ocean almost every day and loves to showcase the beauty of it all – give people a peak underneath the surface.
She’s seen many guests trying and struggling to take their own videos and pictures of marine life. She’s created this course to help them avoid the most common mistakes – and take great pictures from the get-go.
We’ll go through the different types of cameras that can be used underwater, and the main aspect is that you should not spend too much money when you start out.
No, you don’t; taking pictures underwater is very different from surface photography, so if you’re an experienced photographer already, you might need to let go of a few things you know… so you can learn the specifics of underwater photography.
The course is divided into 3 modules, with 2-4 video lessons each. Just watching all the videos in a single session would take a bit over an hour.
You will also find some useful links, additional downloads and you might want to try things out while you watch or in between lessons!
This course won’t show you how to use video editing software. There are plenty of simple (free) tutorials online though!
If you aspire to be a professional underwater videographer or photographer, then this is definitely the first step to take. To become a professional, you’ll need many hours practicing in the water!
As this is the first time I’m running this course, I will be asking for your feedback as we go along. You will have a chance to shape this course with me, and to get exactly what you need out of it!
At the end of this course, you’ll know how to take either – or both.
I’m creating short and simple videos about all the topics you’ll need to know about. These are not just videos of a PowerPoint presentation: I’ll be showing you what I use and how I do things in real life.
Some of the modules come with PDF downloadables, useful links, or checklists. We will use your feedback to add more useful materials along the way.
I’ll be available via email to answer your questions about the lessons, and I can’t wait to see your first stunning underwater footage!
Click the button below and sign up; you can pay with a credit card or PayPal.
As soon as you sign up, you’ll get access to the full course, so you can get started whenever you like.
Can’t wait to see the underwater pictures and video footage you will come up with!