Tips On Choosing The Best Underwater Photography Schools -

Tips On Choosing The Best Underwater Photography Schools

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We all have seen the different pictures and movies that have been shot underwater, such as sharks, cute dolphins, seahorses, and many other wonderful colors and shapes that can really capture your imagination and make you think of some great pictures to share with family and friends. What’s more is that you can now get professionally taken photographs in a wide range of different environments and horizons, which makes it all the more exciting.

One of the most popular areas of underwater photography is marine life photography, which takes a lot of interest from people of all ages and backgrounds. People who are passionate about this particular aspect often dive with a group of other enthusiasts, often staying in touch via online communication while they are underwater. Some dive more frequently than others, as they enjoy the scenery and all the different and wonderful colors that they can see beneath the surface. Others just dive for the thrill of it, and take quite some remarkable photos to share with family and friends.

Macro Photography

A woman in a dark room

Another very popular aspect of underwater photography is macro photography. This type of technique is used to get close to a large number of objects and very quickly. The photos are usually taken by pointing the camera at the object and zooming in, or by using optical zoom, where the camera actually magnifies the scene so that you are able to see all the wonderful colors and shapes that are available to you. This method is often done using white balance settings, because using black and white photos can often cause the colors to appear washed out and dull. Using white balance makes everything look wonderful and natural.

Another very popular aspect of underwater photography is macro photography, which has two goals, both of them important to marine life. The first goal is to get as many great pictures as possible, but also to record as much information about the marine life as possible. You may be capturing fish, or other marine creatures, but you also need to be able to note their physical features, such as scales and color patterns. Fine details are crucial to getting the proper image, and by taking these kinds of pictures you can note the differences in color and shape, as well as note details on the skin of the fish or other marine creatures that you are photographing.

A Tzimoulis Course

A bird swimming in water

If you love the idea of underwater photography, one of the best ways to learn is by participating in a tzimoulis course. A tzimouli course is basically a workshop that is held in a private garden, with instructors who are highly trained and experienced divers. They will provide you with all of the equipment and training that you need, as well as introduce you to the basic diving procedures and skills that are required. You will learn how to use all of the equipment that you will need and will be taught the proper diving protocol. The tzimoulis instructor will also be able to teach you how to safely handle and preserve the various underwater photographic media that you will need to capture the images that you want to share with others.

The underwater world is a beautiful place to explore, and participating in a tzimoulis is a great way to get the experience that you need for underwater photography. There are also many different types of underwater photography courses available, so you can choose one that is designed just for you. Some underwater courses will be specifically for novices, while other courses are designed for more advanced divers.

Held In The Evenings

Most tzimoulis are held in the evenings, either at night or early in the morning, depending upon the location that you are participating in. This is convenient for participants, because they do not need to worry about traveling to a school that might be overbooked, and it also saves them money since most courses that are held in gardens are less expensive than classes that are held in public institutions. 

Some underwater film schools will allow their students to submit videos or photos for publication after the course is completed. Others will let the students submit the photographs that they take directly to publications. You should contact the underwater photography school in order to find out what publications will accept the photographs that you have submitted.


It is important that you realize that if you are planning on diving or participating in any other form of underwater photography, that you will need certification before doing so. While some of the equipment that you will need will be provided by your underwater photography school, you will still need to participate in a short course in which you will learn how to safely use all of the equipment that you will be using while diving. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a diving professional, you may also be required to participate in additional training courses. This will help ensure that you are capable of diving safely and properly, and that you are ready to take on any job that is offered to you.

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