Underwater Photography Workshops

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An introduction to underwater photography

2-Day Workshop – $395

Join Matty for a 2-day workshop to learn:

  • Exposure techniques to unlock your creative potential
  • How to bring out the best in underwater colours
  • Balancing ambient light & artificial light
  • Composition techniques
  • Photography etiquette
  • How to approach underwater subjects
  • Post production & work-flow

MAX NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER CLASS: 8

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Upcoming Workshop Dates

25th & 26th May 2019 – Fairy Meadow

United Divers,  22 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow, NSW

 

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So you've got a camera you've been using in auto mode.

  • You know you should probably learn how to use it in manual mode but have no idea where to begin or whether it’ll even make that much difference.
  • You feel like you have zero creative control over your photographs.
  • You can’t seem to bridge the gap between the images you’re currently creating and the ones you have pictured in your mind.
  • You’re sick of taking ‘me too’ shots, you know – the ones that look like they are straight out of a fish ID book. You want to start making memorable images that really pop.
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Well my friend, I’ve got some good news for you.

Most of the techniques behind great photography are actually very simple, some times we just need to be shown them to fully understand.

One of the first things we’ll do is take your camera out of Auto and switch it over to Manual. This is where your creative control is unleashed.

I’ll be on hand to help you resolve any problems in real time, as they occur in a relatable and down to earth way.

“I cannot recommend this course highly enough!
Matty is truly a great teacher – very knowledgeable and generous with his time and expertise. His enthusiastic and warm manner helps you to grow in skills and confidence rapidly. During the course, he takes you from basics to beyond and gives excellent and constructive feedback to equip you to take great pictures”.

Parr A 
Introduction to UW Photography December 2018

“My son (13yr old) and I have just completed Matty Smith’s Introduction to Underwater Photography. This is a great course. Matty takes to time to explain how to set up the camera to get the best results and works with each individual to help them achieve this setup. His knowledge of underwater photography is vast and he freely passes on tips and tricks to help you get the best photo possible.

My son and I both thoroughly enjoyed this course and got a lot out of it. I am re-invigorated in my approach to underwater photography and would personally recommend this course to anyone wanting to improve the results of their underwater photography.

Thank you Matt”.

Gary A
Introduction to UW photography

July 2018

“Just finished the Matty Smith UW photography course and it was exceptionally good. I learned more in the two days than years of trial and error.
I can now take an in-focus shot with a defined subject and beautiful blue water in the background!!
The class had 9 people with varying experience levels and different cameras with and without strobes/lights.
Matty was a great teacher patiently going through manual settings for our cameras and strobes.
The course covered settings, exposures, composition, how to position yourself near a subject, lots of tips and post editing and pic management.
And we worked on our own images from our two dives where we practiced what we learned.
Matty is a great and generous teacher distilling years of professional knowledge into easily understandable methods.
I recommend this course to anyone wanting to either start or improve their UW photography”.

Sue G
Introduction to UW Photography December 2018

“From a teaching point of view I was impressed with Matty’s ability to establish a safe learning environment, his personal attention, the speed of rapport he established and the clarity of his instruction.”

Brian
Feb 2018

“A really good course for beginner photographers and people wanting to know how to better use their camera underwater. It has me interested and excited to learn more!”

Chris R
Feb 2018

“I really enjoyed the workshop this weekend – it helped having some one explain photo settings and various light sources. I learnt a lot and the sharks were a bonus!”

Kareece
Feb 2018

“Very informative and fun. Great knowledge has been delivered in a very understandable way. Definitely makes you want to get out there ASAP to take more photos!”

Vanessa 
July 2018

“After already having a reasonable grasp on underwater photography I found the workshop very beneficial for learning more skills and techniques plus reinforcing existing skills”

Steve B 
Introduction to UW photography June 2018

Workshop Details

DAY 1

9am start for the classroom session

  • Setting up Your Camera – File Formats, White Balance, Focusing & Mode
  • Nailing Manual Exposure- Taking Creative Control
  • Underwater Colours – The use of External Light Source
  • Compostion Techniques
  • Underwater Photography Etiquette
  • Approaching Subjects
  • Lunch (provided)
  • Dive 1 Local Dive Spot – approx 2pm

DAY 2

  • Dive 2 Local Dive Spot – approx 7am
  • Coffee & Breakfast

10:30am start for the classroom session

  • Post Production & Work Flow
  • Lunch
  • Debrief & Refresh any Topics

4pm finish

 

NB) All times are approximate and will be determined by the speed at which we progress through the course material.

*A final weather check will be conducted with the Bureau of Meteorology on the morning of each workshop.  This may lead to the workshop being postponed in cases of unfavourable weather reports or very poor/dangerous diving conditions.

NB) Classes are run subject to acquiring minimum numbers

In signing up for this course you should:

 

  • Be a qualified and competent SCUBA diver
  • Own a water proof camera with full manual (M) mode (preferred but not essential)
  • Have an underwater flash (strobe) or constant light source
  • Have a laptop computer for photo download and assessment
  • Have photo editing software (Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom is preffered, if you don’t have either of these please download a free 30 day software trial of Photoshop less than 30 days prior to the last day of the course and install on your laptop)

Please bring with you a pen and notepad for note taking.

$395 includes:

Tuition with Matty Smith

2x Air or Nitrox fills

2x Dives

Lunch on day 1

Book and checkout online, however if you are booking in person, a $100 deposit is required. The remaining $295 is payable at the dive shop upon arrival.

Should you require any dive gear everything is available for hire for an extra cost through the dive shop. Should you need to hire gear please be sure to arrive a little earlier in order to sort out what you need.

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