Underwater Photography Courses

When I am not off on workshops, I am based the rest of the time at my partly owned diving center, Sundivers Ltd, on the west side of Mauritius.

I offer 2 to 4 days underwater photography courses open to all digital cameras users.

These courses are opened to both compacts users and SLRs users and I will cover the main areas of underwater photography through several classroom sessions and will modify and adapt the course to the main needs of my students.

I will follow you and help you during the dives you will make with the diving center.

After the dives, photo clinic will be carried out during which I will review and critique your pictures to help you develop and find your artistic side.

The main topics of the course are:

1.  Equipment

1.1.  The different types of cameras
1.2.  The different lenses
1.3.  The underwater housings
1.4.  The strobes
1.5.  Maintenance

2.  Basics of Underwater Photography

2.1.  Definition of all the different photographic terms
2.2.  The theory of light
2.3.  Exposition, the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and iso.
2.4.  File formats
2.5.  The wide angle settings guideline
2.6.  The macro and close up setting guideline.
2.7.  Strobe position

3.  Shooting Underwater

3.1.  The approach
3.2.  The mindset and the planning of a photograph
3.3.  Composition

4.  Digital Darkroom

4.1.  Image storage
4.2.  The basics of Photoshop

The Cost of the course is 200 euros on top of the dives package. Photographic equipment can be hired at the price of 100 euros.

Below a selection of shots taken by my students over the four dives training:

Laura Davis (UK, Canon Powershot G9 with and Epoque Strobe)

“A fantastic course, I have learnt so much! I am taking wonderfull colourfull photos that I couldn’t have dreamt of doing just one week ago. Thank you Gerald! “

Andrew Scott (Canada, Nikon D80, Ikelite housing, Ikelite Ds160 Strobe)

I highly recommend Gerald Rambert’s underwater photography course. Gerald is a professional photographer who has the ability to communicate his knowledge in an easy to understand and friendly way. He starts with theory and camera set-up. Underwater he is hand-on helping with composition and exposure. He then reviews the results and works with them in Photoshop. By the end of the course I had developed my underwater photography skills and had some great shots.”