News, updates & tutorials from Oceans Below
Oceans Below Vlog
Underwater Video News, Tips & Tutorials
We’ve put together this Oceans Below Vlog to keep you updated with the latest news, video equipment releases, tips, tricks and tutorials to keep you immersed in the world of underwater videography and photography.
If you have any suggestions for underwater videography or photography topics you’d like to see us cover in the feature, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
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Fantasea Line, Scuba Diving Hall of Fame
Fantasea Line has had the pleasure to work with Elisabeth and Oceans Below for 5 years. These have have been some of the most productive and successful years of cooperation in my 50 year diving career. On every level, for first class video editing to test diving, to Brand Ambassador for Fantasea, We value every aspect of our cooperation with Elisabeth. She is a first class professional and wonderful person to work with.
Pro Videography Training & Internship
12 day underwater videography course focusing on documentary style film making. You'll learn to setup underwater camera equipment, then use the rig to capture a range of underwater imagery with varying angle, light, composition and camera settings.
You'll also cover the intricacies of underwater video editing, color correction, cutting, video effects and transitions plus adding a soundtrack. Option for add-on video internsip... read more
Final project about turtle monitoring by student Lucien
Published Aug 12th
Here’s a little update about the underwater video course I have been teaching the past 2 weeks… The past 10 mor ...
Manager | Field Services | PADI Asia Pacific
Incredibly professional and talented team at Oceans Below! Elisabeth and the staff have produced multiple videos for PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), all of which have been unmatched in quality! Thanks Oceans Below!
My top 10 favorite fish to photograph
Published May 20th
As underwater photographers we certainly favor some fish over others to photograph. There are so many cooperative (and many m ...
UV Fluorescence diving is different. Night diving with a high intensity blue light plus special mask & visor lets you see the underwater world in a whole new [UV] light. Incredible glowing colors resemble something like scenes from the Avatar movie.
During the UV Fluorescence underwater video course we'll make 3 UV night dives capturing close up UV/fluoro video of corals, crustaceans & fish.
Underwater Photography Trainee
I met a couple of your photography students, and was reminded of you. I am also making a point to reach out to all of the women who have been a part of my Dive education on this journey. I appreciate everything you provided to me in the short time we shared in Mexico, but more than that I admire your perseverance in this industry and love seeing you share that with other divers especially other women. Thank you for being an inspiration!
Pom Pom Island, a Macro heaven for photographers
Blessed with some of the richest waters in the world, Pom Pom island offers some amazing macro diving. If you want long, up-c ...
Social Media Influencer Underwater Images Course
Social Media Platforms (including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc) have become a core part of any online marketing campaign. Used properly, video is the most powerful media.
Whether promoting yourself or a brand, this 8 day course trains you to shoot topside and underwater video footage. We focus on producing creative content to enhance your online footprint across social media & growing your following as a social media influencer.
Underwater Videography Trainee
Had the most incredible two days soaking up amazing videography knowledge and learning from the best, Elisabeth Lauwerys @ Oceans Below. Day 1: two beautiful, vibrant-visability, fun dives @ Twins & White Rock with Master Divers. Day 2: great fun editing and creating my very own mini underwater masterpiece 😉 which i've watched nearly 100times already! So grateful to have met and to have been trained by Elisabeth who is super professional, thorough, patient and so much fun.
Tonga Hump Back Whales Dive Trip
Departing Sep 3rd, 2022 from Tongatapu, Tonga
Join us as we head to Tongatapu, in the beautiful Kingdom of Tonga, for 5 amazing days in the water with Humpback whales. Thi ...
Underwater Photography Training
Pro Underwater Photography Training
5 day professional underwater photography course including both theory & application. You'll focus on capturing underwater images using both wide angle and close-up (macro) shot compositions, utilizing both natural light conditions and artificial lighting.
We'll make 8 dives shooting underwater photos then edit your photos using professional image editing software (with choice of Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop).
Amy Gordon Fisher
Hi Elisabeth, I just want to thank you for creating the film 'Underwater Visions' for us. We have had many reports of sick children loving it in hospitals. You did a tremendous job and I’m so glad I “trusted” you. You should be very proud of how many people it is helping!
How to choose your first Underwater Camera Setup?
Published Jun 11th
One major consideration these days for any new underwater videographer is determining whether you should get a camcorder, whi ...
Freediving Underwater Video Training
Prefer apnea freediving over scuba? With four or six day options, our Freediving Videography course trains you to shoot underwater video whilst freediving.
You'll learn how to film other freedivers, fish and corals whilst making breath hold dives. You'll also master using video editing software to compile your underwater footage into a finished project.
Underwater Video Trainee
I am so grateful for my decision to learn the art of underwater filmmaking from Oceans Below. Liz gave me such a great foundation and sent me out into the diving world with incredible experience and awesome videos under my belt. I still watch them and think back to my island paradise.
Koh Tao Turtle Documentary by Oceans Below student Lucien
Published Sep 19th
In our blog about a month ago, you could read and watch the story of a 12 year old boy who loves the ocean, turtles and conse ...
3 or 5 day options; Learn the basics of underwater video production. You'll cover selection, maintenance and operation of underwater video equipment, safe diving practices whilst shooting underwater video, utilizing different shot types and editing your underwater video footage into a movie using video editing software.
Must be PADI Advanced (or equivalent)
I highly recommend Oceans Below. I did a two day course of wide angle underwater photography and some editing. A great day in the water with strobes (which Liz very kindly provided for me) and then next day in the office learning about editing. Learned so much in the two days through expert tuition. will certainly be back again soon for some more underwater photography fun. if you are travelling Thailand and on koh Tao don't miss the opportunity to expand your knowledge.
10 basic beginner tips for shooting better underwater video
Published May 13th
Improve your image quality with these basic tips and techniques. Shooting underwater video has become increasingly popular in ...
Mermaiding diving is the new craze! Don a mermaid styled mono fin & matching apparel and make apnea (breath hold) dives as a mermaid.
The mermaiding course is a lot of fun; You'll learn to strike the perfect underwater pose, plus how to capture great underwater mermaiding photos and videos. Day one is conducted in a swimming pool, followed by the option to take things to a whole new level in the ocean.
Partner & GM | Master Divers, Koh Tao
Elisabeth is a fantastic instructor with so much talent. Love learning tips in her courses, can’t wait to do more!
Freediving trip Similan Islands February 2022
Departing Feb 25th, 2022 from Khao Lakh, Thailand
Freediving Liveaboard at the Similan and Surin islands in February! We will spend 4 days and 4 nights of our FREEDIVING EXPE ...
Underwater Photography Training
3 day course where you'll learn to capture wide angle underwater images using both natural light and strobe lighting.
We make four dives taking underwater photos then cover using image editing software, (choice of Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom) to touch up your underwater images. Option to tag on additional days if you further your underwater photography technique and experience.
Owner @ Aurora Wetsuits
Life-changing experience! When it comes to learning it's all about the right teacher. Elisabeth an inspiring professional & one of the best teachers I've encountered in my life. I believe she can truly unlock your potential. I did 12 days customized course with Elisabeth learning to film underwater as well as on land for the purpose of my business. Knowing nothing about filming or video editing I learned so much & had great fun along the way. I have now an epic promo video I am most proud of.
Seiko’s short film “Time to awaken your Zimbe spirit”
Published Oct 7th
In August I was the DOP for the underwater part of a production for Seiko featuring actor Ananda Everingham. A wonderful, bu ...
Underwater Video Trainee
I took the Pro Video course back in 2011, and it was one of the best experiences I’ve had. Whether it was filming turtles, finding sea horses, riding on a speed boat, or dodging trigger fish, every day on the course was filled with something new to learn and exciting to experience. By the time I finished the course, I had discovered something that I was passionate about and felt confident in my newly acquired skills as an underwater videographer.
Underwater Photography Training
Enroll on our Freediving Photography course to learn to photograph marine life and other freedivers whilst making breath hold (apnea) dives. With options for either a 3 day or 5 day course we make a series of dives capturing underwater photos of freediving, coral reefs and fish.
You'll then learn to touch-up your underwater photos using image editing software (either Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom).
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