3 Day Underwater Photography Course
Koh Tao Thailand
In the 3 day course you learn about wide angle photography using natural light and strobe light. The course includes 4 dives and editing time in Adobe Photoshop or Light room, your choice…
Day 1: a.m. orientation and theory – p.m. 2 dives
Day 2: a.m. check photos – p.m. 2 dives
Day 3: Edit
Additional photo days: 4000THB/day (in case you want to prolong the course)
Price: 16,500 baht
Underwater Photography FAQs
You could set up your own website and sell, however this is quite a lot of work. The following photo stock websites are great to work with and you could make some nice extra cash by regularly uploading your photos.
- Getty Images
- Adobe stock
- Pond5 (more focussed on 4K video sales)
The question here is ‘how often do you shoot video’? If you shoot more than 50% of your time underwater video, a video light is a better option. You can use the light for photos AND video, while a strobe will only work for photos.
I always recommend Lightroom or Photoshop. Chances are you will be shooting RAW photos underwater and with these programs you can do a lot to enhance your photos.
The reason why everything tends to look a bit more blue and green underwater is because the red and orange wavelengths of light are absorbed by the water much more quickly. The deeper you go, the less red and orange your camera will pick up. Make sure you manually white-balance, bring a magic filter or use strobe lights to get these colors back.
A few things you can look at are:
- The contrast. You can always improve the contrast in an underwater photo. We are shooting through water and we lose some contrast because of that.
- The vibrance. Add a little to your photo and that will help the colors “pop” a bit more.
- The clarity. But don’t overdo this because you will enhance the details too much.
- Sharpening. When shooting RAW, you might want to add a little.
- The saturation. Underwater colors get absorbed. So you may want to add some saturation. On the other hand some photos look better a little desaturated too. The closer you were to your subject and the shallower you were, the more colors you will still have in the oroginal file.
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