Underwater Photography Workshop @ Tenggol Island

Nembrotha Kubaryana

Done my first photography workshop at Pulau Tenggol recently. Basically this not full workshop because the audience already have experience with camera and photography. I just touch some composition technique, HDR processing and photo editing technique and my personal Photoshop custom action.

Plan to have another session in June(TBA) and July(Tioman Island) and October (@ Bangka and Lembeh). The workshop will combine a PADI Underwater Photography Diver Module and our own module.

Duration for the workshop will be 3 days 4 night and workshop fee is RM 850, Diver will earn PADI Underwater Photography Diver Specialty Card. Price without PADI specialty is RM 600  . Price not include cost of travel, accommodation, diving, meals and personal expenses in the island.

Workshop will cover as item below (still in draft. Planning to add more module) :

Session 1 : Basic Photography Fundamental  & Digital Camera function & Introduction to Underwater Digital Photography

  • This session we will discuss about fundamental of Photography. A terminology of Aperture, Shutter and ISO. Some physic about lighting and exposure.
  • Digital camera function such as shutter, apperture, iso, white balance, file format, exposure and histogram, metering, shooting mode, focus, lens (wide, portrait, tele & macro). Prime vs zoom etc
  • Setting on Underwater camera. Do and Don’t s, Camera maintenance etc.
  • This part mostly will cover more land photography basic technique

Session 2: Underwater Photography

  • Still cover basic Underwater Photography, Common challenge when taking photo underwater and how to overcome the challenge.
  • Basic discussion on how to arrange the diving equipment in order to be comfort underwater
  • Available technique commonly diver shot underwater. Tips and Trick.
  • Composition vs Technique above
  • PADI SEA(Shoot Evaluate Adjust) methodology
  • Preparation before, during and after diving/shootout

Session 3: Editing and Post Processing Part 1.

  • Discuss on available photo processing software in Market/Internet. Free software such as Picasa, ACDSee Light, PIMP etc and Commercial software like ACDSee Pro, Aperture, Photoshop etc.
  • Introduction of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Basic photo processing workflow using Photoshop

Session 4: Editing and Post Processing 2

  • RAW vs JPEG
  • Advance processing workflow in Photoshop
  • Editing using our Custom Action Script ( 20 customize script for underwater photographer for FREE)
  • Learn to create photo and text effect
  • What next? this session is to discuss what to with your photo. Share among family, friends, colleague or public and pro to get their opinion and improve the shot.
  • Tips and Trick on submitting photo to competition and publisher.

We still adjust/add/revise the module. Interested please email me at nazir4321@gmail.com or info@dive-horizon.com

Some shot taken during the workshop:


10 Comments Add yours

  1. manzlie says:

    salam from Makkah..

    hoping one day i will join your diving class….godwill


  2. naziramin says:

    Salam CL..

    insyaallah.. balik KL nanti saya paksa tuan ikut hehehe

  3. Ngablu says:

    thank for your artikel..;p)

    1. naziramin says:

      Hi Ngablu

      thank you

  4. pak itam says:

    salam bung

    july ke tioman hehehe nak itut
    ajak bang aji tu sekali hehe

    1. naziramin says:

      Salam Pak Itam..

      insyaallah boleh aja.. nanti saya inform the actual date oki

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