Underwater photography school open in Port Douglas


Jeremy Lebeuf

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Blue Dive's new underwater photography school is the ideal mix of artistry and technical knowledge. Image: Blue Dive
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Have you ever wondered how divers capture those surreal underwater images of a candid turtle backlit by a kaleidoscope of blues framed with the shimmering sun scaped surface?

Now is your chance to learn how to take underwater pictures that you would expect to see in National Geographic.

Blue Dive Port Douglas brings the classroom to the depths of the Great Barrier Reef as they introduce you to the art of underwater photography, where creativity meets wildlife, nature and diving.

The innovative Blue Dive Underwater Photography School is like no other in Tropical North Queensland taking both photography and diving to the next level – invigorating your sense of adventure as you discover the magic of the deep blue in a way you have never done before.

With a camera underwater each dive is different as you keenly explore the vastly different nuances of life under the sea.

Blue Dive owner Mark Fraenkel a skilled and avid photographer himself said underwater photography combines two of the things he is passionate about - photography and scuba, the creative potential is huge.

“Our courses aim to marry the science of how a camera works with the art of underwater photography - with a bit of magic thrown in for good measure.

“We have a professional team of PADI dive instructors who are also enthusiastic underwater photographers.

“So, if you dive with us, you will learn from real life photographers, who love what they do and can share their knowledge with you, all whilst diving on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef,” said Mr Fraenkel.

In such an image-based world this kind of instruction is ideal for anyone who loves to take a picture – from novice to professional, for artistic expression or to step into a new career, if you are setting your focus on the wider and deeper world of underwater photography this is where to dive in.

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Blue Dive’s artistically centred course integrates technical knowledge while discovering marine life behaviour to get perfectly composed shots. Backed with knowledge and skills in pre-shoot, during and post editing to create engaging and powerful photographs every dive.

Shooting the wonders of the deep blue can also be a compelling tool for education, storytelling, conservation projects and marine science.

Blue Dive’s Underwater Photography courses include all equipment, using top of the line gear, meaning no clunky kit to lug around.

Courses are taught in private small groups to ensure you get the most out of it with as much hands-on practice as possible.

They can run over one or two days depending on the time you have available, with the choice to do the course with or without a PADI Underwater Photography Specialty certification.

To book your spot on your way to becoming an acclaimed underwater photographer or just simply for the art of it call Blue Dive at 0427 983 907 or email [email protected] 

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