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 Details

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

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

Download images to take home and edit

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Thankyou to everyone who visited during 2020. We hope that 2021 season will be easier but just in case and until things change our 2020 covid restrictions will be in place.

Course numbers will be limited to rule of 6 and all social distancing and hygiene measures will be adhered to in non emergency circumstances.

Bookings are being taken and we will now be allowing course date changes if available up until 1 week before the course start in the case of a change of government policy or guidelines.

Please be sure that if you need accommodation to attend, that this is secure, as we cannot refund due to a change in your accommodation choices.

Due to the restriction surrounding social distancing some elements of the advertised courses may differ, such as boat use and pool use. Please also note that until guidelines change in regards to travel in vehicles outside of your family unit or bubble you will need to transport yourself to and from dive sites. 

Our standard terms and conditions apply to refunds and cancellations.

We are looking forward to diving with you