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Photography Classes

Introduction to Digital Photography

This course is designed to introduce you to using today's point-and-shoot and SLR digital cameras. This course will help students develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to take excellent photographs with a digital camera.

The course is for those interested in learning the basics of digital underwater photography. The basic course consists of one dive and classes to review your photographs.

Some of the subjects covered

  • Intro to Digital Underwater Photography
  • Equipment Orientation
  • Basic Exposure Control
  • Using an Accessory Slave Flash
  • Macro and Close-Up Underwater Photography
  • Wide-Angle Underwater Photography
  • Composition of Underwater Photography
  • Understand the color of light underwater
  • Image editing software
  • How to backup your images
  • Preparing photos for emailing and printing
  • Save, organize and archive your images.


The cost for the course $150.00 per student . The price does not include your entrance fee to Dutch Springs and other diving expenses. Olympus underwater cameras and housings will be supplied. Minimum of 2 students.

The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Course Level 1 Certification is included.

Upcoming classes at Dutch Springs:

Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Saturday, June 11st, 2016
Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016


We recremend new divers take the Peak Performance Buoyancy Course before taking the Photography Course

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Five Day Underwater Photo Workshop

This 5 day course consists of two dives each morning and a class in the afternoon to review your photographs and learn advanced techniques using Photoshop and Lightroom.

The course focuses on the techniques needed to make your photographs even better. It includes file formats, resolution settings, composing your photos, downloading photographs into your computer and adjusting the images to look their best using Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom. We will review your photographs each day after diving. This course includes the PADI Digital Underwater Photography Certification Level 2. Course fee $500.00.

The class is available on the following dive trips

Key Largo




Monday February 27, 2017 Friday March 3, 2017
Saturday October 22, 2016 to Saturday October 29, 2016


Some of the subjects covered

  • Exposure Control, Automatic vs. Manual
  • Strobe Techniques
  • Zoom Lenses
  • Macro Photography
  • Wide-Angle Photography
  • Composition of Underwater Photography
  • Understanding different file formats
  • Color management
  • The components to a managed workflow
  • Ways to download your photos
  • Backup strategies


The location will be either Florida or the Caribbean. The location will be determined by the time of the year and the interests of the students.

The cost for the course is $500.00 per student . The price does not include your dives, housing or air fare. Olympus underwater cameras and housings will be supplied. If you have a laptop please bring it along. There will be limited number of laptop computers available to share. Minimum of 4 students.

Maximum six students.