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PADI Underwater Photographer Specialty

The purpose of the PADI Underwater Photographer specialty course is to familiarize divers sith the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and emjoyment of underwater still photography. The Underwater Photographer specialty course is intended to serve as a safe and supervised introduction to underwater still photography techniques used in the underwater environment. Training emphasizes fun and safety. The goals of PADI Underwater Photgrapher training are to develop the student's practical knoledge of photographic principles, composition, film types, strobe and available light photography and camera handling techniques. Additionaly goals include developing the student's practical knowledge of the preparation, care and maintenance of photographic equipment and to enable the student to take underwater photographs that are properly composed, foucused and exposed. Prerequistie requirements are PADI Open Water Diver, Junior Open Water Diver or an equivalent rating. Minimum age requirement is 12 years of age.

During your Underwater Photographer course you'll have the opportunity to make photographs on some of North America's top wreck diving sites. Colorful tropical fish and invertabrae, classmates and wreck features will serve as your photographic models. Care, use and handling of both "Nikonos" and "Sea N Sea" amphibious camera systems will be discussed. Academic development will include reading assignments, classroom discussions and miscellaneous handout materials. Topics will include composition and lighting techniques suitable for both "professional" and "point and shoot" style cameras. Hands on experience and skills development will take place during one confined water session and two open water dives. Your instructor will be happy to view your finished photos and offer suggestions to improve results.

Our course fee includes textbook, miscellaneous handout materials, all instructional fees, wall certificate, I.D. photo, certification registration envelope, Positive Identification Certification Card. Students may supply their own camera system or make arrangements to borrow the instructor's. Film, processing and charter fees are not included in the course fee.

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