Underwater Photography Class

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever.

Classes include:



The Underwater Sports PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
 
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving
specialties, and the rise of digital underwater
photography has made it easier and more fun than ever.
The Underwater Sports PADI Digital Underwater
Photographer course gets you going quickly with modern
digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot
snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros

 

 



The PADI Underwater Videographer Course
 
Other than
taking someone diving, there’s only one way to show
someone the sounds, motion and dynamics of the
underwater world: video.Use your editing skills to share your clips with the
world through YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and more. Use
your underwater videos to turn more of your friends into
dive buddies.With the explosion of video cameras and desktop editing
programs, becoming a filmmaker has never been so fun and
easy! This class is designed to introduce you to the
techniques needed to plan, shoot and edit a short film.
Your Underwater Sports Camera Coach teaches you the
basics and makes video fun and easy for you.

Filmmaking is a collaborative process. This will teach
you how to utilize your friends in the process!
Encourage them to join you in this course as there are
many more positions to being a filmmaker than simply
being able to operate the camera.

By teaching underwater video basics and introducing you
to the power of video you will be able to document our
local diving environment or get you to shoot like a pro
on your next adventure.

This 2 day course will cover:

  1. Basic Equipment Needed to Create Your Program
  2. Positions of Crew
  3. Creating Your Story
  4. Mechanics of Cinematography
  5. Sequencing, Shooting and Editing
  6. Shot Descriptions
  7. .Editorial Process and Desktop Editing Systems
  8. Final product for your targeted audience.

 



U/W Photography/Video Techniques :
Shooting Pelagic Animals & Other Wide Angle Tricks
Discover how you
can capture whale sharks, mantas, and large reef scenes
using a combination of natural and added light. Whether
you are shooting photo or video you will learn
techniques to capture captivating and colorful scenes.
You will learn when to use strobes/lights and when to
leave them off! Whether you are traveling to film
Stingray City in Grand Cayman, Raja Empat in Indonesia,
or diving Edmonds Underwater Park, this course will give
you a great start in wide angle photo and video!

 


U/W Photography/Video Techniques:
Shooting People Underwater and on Land
As underwater
image creators, we love to film marine life, yet to
share with others, people need to see people. Learn tips
and tricks of how to get great photos and videos of your
dive buddy and other divers you share the experience
with. This presentation will cover tricks to make every
model look GREAT underwater and on land. Learn the best
techniques to shooting kids, people interacting with
marine life, and how to make people look happy
underwater!

 


U/W Photography/Video Techniques:
Advanced Lighting and Editing Techniques 3 Hour Session
Producer of the
training DVD, The Camera Coach, Your Guide to creating
Underwater Video, Annie Crawley developed a workshop to
teach you lighting techniques to help you capture
incredible video. This workshop focuses on lighting for
both photo and video. She will also focus on editing
techniques so you can create a great story with your
video. You can shoot video for hours, but unless you
know how to develop a story and edit it together, you
will be left with hours of raw footage! This is perfect
for beginners just getting started, or more advanced
shooters!

 


U/W Photography/Video Techniques:
Get the Most From Your Camera, Shoot Photo and Video!
 

Every camera
today shoots both photos and high def video? Learn how
you can get great results with both photography and
video by shifting how you think about imaging and how to
decide when to shoot photo or video. We are now living
in a world of tablets and imaging. Being able to
navigate seamlessly between the two with thinking and
viewing will help every camera user!

 


Learning the Basics of Video Production & Underwater
Video
Instructor:
Annie Crawley“Video has exploded and I want
everyone to be able to use this powerful and valuable
visual tool in our industry!”
Description: When speaking with visuals, you must
convey your story with images. Film producer Annie
Crawley will help you learn the basics of video
production and show you how you how easy shooting and
editing go hand in hand. Whether you have a point and
shoot camera system, are thinking about getting into
video for the first time, or have a system and are just
not happy with your results, this seminar is for you.
You will learn tips and tricks necessary to make your
work flow go as quickly as possible so you can
create great video and also get a firm understanding in
how to teach this to your students!
Annie will demonstrate how to take your video from
camera to computer, build a short program and export it
so you would be able to share it with friends.

 


Learn to Shoot Video Like A Pro!
When speaking
with visuals you must convey your story with images.
Research, planning, anticipating and visualizing before
getting wet will allow you to create better images no
matter which camera and editing system you are using.
Filmmaker Annie Crawley will help you learn the basics
of video production and show you how easy shooting and
editing go hand in hand. You will learn tips and tricks
necessary to make your work flow go as quickly as
possible so you can create programs to fulfill your
needs so you can not only create great video, but also
get a firm understanding in how to teach this to your
students! “Video has exploded and I want everyone to be
able to use this powerful visual tool to become a
filmmaker and share their vision with video!”This is not just for video, underwater photographers and
people who do not dive will benefit as you will learn
the importance of shooting on land with a crew! You will
also learn how to set-up an interview to incorporate
into your programs.

Top Ten Shots Needed to Create A Visual Story
Shooting and
editing go hand in hand. In order to create a great
visual story, you need to know how to tell the story
through the shots you take. During this workshop you
will learn how to create the top ten shots needed in
order to create any story! Learn the production lingo of
wide shots, medium shots and close ups. Find out that
pans are not for cooking, tracking is not what you do at
the races and cranes are not birds. Find out how you can
create these dynamic moves on your dives whether you are
diving dry in the Puget Sound or heading out on a
tropical adventure. Humor is an important part of our
lives, attend this workshop and we will have you
laughing out loud!

Final Cut Pro Hands on Editing
Shooting is only one part of the
production. You need to create a storyline through
music, narration, interviews or voice-over. How do you
piece the puzzle together. This is a hands on workshop
that gives you a hands on lesson to using your desktop
editing program. You can bring in your laptop, if you
have one. We will be demonstrating editing on Final Cut
and will be able to show you and let you experience the
joy of piecing pieces together

 

Private Camera Instruction:

Underwater Sports Private photo or video lessons are
available for one on one customized sessions to meet
your needs. Three hour minimum to month long contracts
available.

You can customize your session any way you like. Topics
can include: Setting up your system, care and
maintenance, how to prevent a flood, understanding your
system’s controls and features, strobe lighting verse
video lighting, lenses, shooting tips for macro or wide
angle, modeling techniques, advanced techniques, editing
skills, publishing books or creating interactive books.

If you want to know which digital camera to buy, how to
use it, or how to put the images into the computer these
custom made personalized private camera instruction

lessons can be for you!