Utila Dive Center now offers a new and incredible opportunity for you to dive into the world of underwater photography and film production. We developed a program that allows you to develop the skills needed to shoot professional-grade photography and video in some of Utila’s most stunning dive-sites accompanied by diverse wildlife and under the guidance of the highest standard of instruction. 

Want to develop the skills needed to capture incredible moments? 

 

You should

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Advanced and Professional Training
Whether you are just starting to take photos or videos underwater, or an already experienced photographer looking to take your content to the next level and capture professional-grade photos and video, the GoMEDIA program has a course that works for you.

The Advanced Photography course in GoMedia exposes you to the various different manual settings and functions you can adjust on your camera to enable to you take photography in a variety of different underwater environments and scenarios.You’ll learn to adjust settings like aperture, shutter speed, ISO  and other features that will allow you to manage the composition and ambient lighting of your photos as well as in-depth understanding of manual white balance, framing and motion. You’ll also be introduced to file management and basic features of Photoshop and Lightroom to edit your photos including blending images and managing tones. By the end of the course, you will have an advanced knowledge of how to best use your equipment and capture underwater photography

 

  • 7 Days

  • 10 Dives

  • All Gear and Materials Included

  • $1,500.00

In the Advanced Videography course you’ll delve into the variety of adjustments and features on your camera that you can use to capture the underwater world on video. You’ll learn to adjust settings like frame rate, resolution, manual focus and stabilization and how to best apply them while diving, as well as be introduced into the essential features of Premiere Pro to enable you to edit your footage. By the end of the course, you will have gained in-depth experience setting up your camera in the appropriate settings to allow you to capture quality underwater video.

  • 7 Days

  • 10 Dives

  • All Gear and Materials Included

  • $1,500.00

In the Pro Photography course, you will expand on the knowledge gained in the Advanced Course and perfect the skills necessary to take professional caliber photos underwater.  You’ll gain extensive knowledge on fish behavior and a better understanding of the underwater environment which, when paired with the skills learned in the Advanced Course, will prepare you to capture quality photos of the reef and marine life. You’ll also receive extended training on the different lighting techniques you’ll need to manage in order to get best out of your images, including a more in-depth look into advanced editing features in Photoshop and Lightroom including HDR and professional level editing. In the Pro Photography course you’ll also gain practical professional experience, shadowing a live shoot as well as potentially being able to lead and shoot with customers.

  • 7 Days

  • 10 Dives

  • All Gear and Materials Included

  • $1,500.00

 

The ProVideo course with GoMedia at UDC was created to give you all the tools to create high quality, professional caliber underwater content. In this course you will learn to perfect compositions, framing and motion as well as receiving in-depth training on understanding fish behavior and the most effective ways to capture the active and passive underwater world on video. You will be able to comfortably create video content using the skills and knowledge learnt for ambient lighting, managing work flow in post production, underwater colour correction, using effects, and audio all while maintaining the appropriate profile and having a minimal effect on the surrounding environment. The ProVideo course will also allow you the chance to receive actual practical professional experience at the end of the course, shadowing a live shoot as well as the potential to conduct your own professional shoot with customers

  • 7 Days

  • 10 Dives

  • All Gear and Materials Included

  • $1,500.00

Custom Courses and Equipment
If you want to learn one particular new skill or maybe focus on one area of improvement, we can also tailor fit a package for you. Custom courses are available to create a program that suits your skill level and experience – just contact us!

At UDC we always strive to be on the cutting edge – not only in our dive training and professional instruction, but also in our partnerships with the leading innovators in the industry. In that spirit, we have partnered with Paralenz – the award winning underwater action camera, made by divers for divers! 

  • Paralenz® has digital color filters called DCC™(Depth Color Correction) that corrects colors automatically according to the depth you are at – which is equivalent to changing color filter every 10 cm. / 4 inches.
  • Record in 1080p 30 fps. for three and a half hours, or 4K 30 fps. for two hours and 15 minutes!
  • The Paralenz® Dive Camera looks and feels like regular dive gear and is made from military grade aluminum and poly-carbonate – because we know what can happen!
  • It is always nice to know your diving gear has a safety factor, that is why you can record and log your dives all the way down to 200 m / 656 ft/ 21 ATM – over x4 the nearest competitor that also needs a plastic housing to protect it.
  • Set the camera to auto record, and it automatically starts the recording when you are below 1m/3ft, and stops 10 sec. after you resurface – so you do not get distracted.
  • Catch every little detail in your dive with a larger image sensor, and an amazing ability to adapt from a light to a dark environment
  • Get clean footage without fish-eye distortion! The perfect distance between the sensor, lens and class, gives you a clean and true image, Straight out of the camera.
  • With the built-in electronic images stabilisation you are always sure to get smooth stable video, straight off the camera

If you’d like to learn more about underwater photography and videography production at Utila Dive Center,  please contact GoMEDIA Program Lead Ash Kirkham at gomedia@utiladivecenter.com for more information.

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