This class is designed for someone who has never taken a picture underwater.
What Will I Learn?
Classroom, Pool session, and Open Water
In the classroom, you will learn about: The advantages & disadvantages of digital imaging, digital media cards, condensation in your housing, shutter delay, mode dial & scenes, "tweaking" your camera settings, exposure adjustment, manual apertures and shutter speeds, strobe intensity & zoom, exposure compensation, composition and much more.
After you finish the classroom session you'll head to our indoor pool to practice your new-found knowledge. Master Instructor Lowell Huber has re-created incredible ocean "zones" to provide some of the situations and experiences that you are likely to encounter in an ocean environment. These "zones" are life-like and strategically placed in our swimming pool which not only allows you to take a picture but practice your buoyancy and photographer placement skills so you can avoid negative impact on the reef. They include: Sea Bommies, Kelp Forest, Pillar Coral, Schooling Fish and other incredible creatures.
Once you've completed the pool session you'll head back to the classroom and show off your images. We provide suggestions and constructive ideas that will ultimately help you get those "perfect" images.
What will I need?
It goes without saying that you should have a desire to learn, patience to repeat the task and motivation to get better and better. We also suggest you bring your own camera so that you are familiar with the equipment you will be using. We have a variety of store cameras available -- if you don't have your own, you'll have to share one of ours.
How long are the sessions?
2 - 4 hours
Note: the length of the sessions vary due to class size, number of questions asked, etc.
How do I enroll?
Just call us at (435) 752-1793 and we can sign you up.
What is the program fee?
Classroom and Pool: $145
What does the fee include?
Classroom instruction and outline, Tanks and Weights. Does not include: Camera, BCD, Regulator, Gauges, Mask, Fins, Snorkel and Exposure Suit. These items can be rented.
Please call for our latest course schedule.