Underwater Photography courses with Alastair Scarlett

This course is designed for competent divers with a minimal AIDA 1* qualification and a basic understanding of manual settings on a DSLR camera. The group will be a maximum of 4 people, keeping the ratio to students low for a more in depth learning experience.

I have 2 full frame Nikon DSLRs and their relevant dive water housings, but I encourage you to bring your own to get the greatest benefit from the course.

With a strict buddy system and 1 camera between 2 I want to show you how beneficial it is to have an extra pair of eyes, ears and hands to help get that perfect image.

On the extended 2 day course I will spend the morning showing you my digital workflow secrets with a live edit using Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop. I highly recommend bringing your laptop with these programs installed. They offer a 30 day trial if you don’t already own them.

Course Outline:

One Day Freediving Photography Safari: min 2 max 4

10.00 – Theory

Introductions
What we aim to achieve on the day
Different camera equipment
Additional freediving equipment
Light and water theory
Additional freediving theory
How to plan a shoot
Image ideas inspiration/slide show
12.00 – Light bites and prepping gear

13.00 – Safari

Work in partnership as a spotter/model/safety diver and a cameraman
Dive technique
Working together to get the shot (off camera lighting)
Looking to shoot from inspirational images
Expect to see seals/crabs/jellyfish/caves
15.00

Download images
Review
2 Day Freediving Photography Speciality: min 1 max 4

Day 1.

Same as 1 day + full prep for next day, clean equipment, charge batteries etc

Day 2

10.00 – Edit Images

Review and intro into Lightroom and Photoshop
Live edit of stock images
12.00 – Light bites and prepping gear

13.00 – Safari

Work in partnership as a spotter/model/safety diver and a cameraman
Dive technique
Looking to shoot from inspirational images
expect to see seals/crabs/jellyfish/caves
15.00

Review
Download images to take home and edit

To do this course you must be AIDA qualified. Use the calendar below to book your course. Choose the AIDA 1-2 course plus the one day course or go for the 2nd day as well by adding that through the calendar. If you are already freediving qualified then go directly to Alastairs website to book the course. If not… go through the calendar below…