Underwater Photography Classes, Workshops & Dive Trips 2018-08-05T12:42:46+00:00



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Underwater Photography Workshops

With the beginners guide to Underwater photography you will receive a comprehensive introduction to digital cameras, operations, mastering light & composition

Camera Operations

  • Shutter Speeds
  • ISO
  • Depth of Field & Apertures
  • White balance
  • Sensors
  • JRG & RAW
  • Lenses
  • Exposure compensation
  • Different modes
  • Macro Techniques
  • Wide Angle Macro
  • Dynamic Range
  • Framing Subjects rule of 1/3s

Mastering Light

  • Ambient & Artificial Light
  • Backscatter
  • Flash types & TTL
  • Flash & Aperture
  • Speed & Ambient light
  • Optical & Electronic Options
  • Strobes Usage
  • Getting Close
  • Filters & Gels
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Back Lighting
  • Cross Over
  • Rabbit Ears

Post Production & Image Retouching

With advancements in RAW image processing you can correct, enhance and or even at times rescue your photos in post production. Miles will teach you techniques specifically designed for Underwater Photographers in Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Lightroom

You learn how to create a photo workflow that is easy to use & organize; managing metadata; tagging, rating and structuring your photos so they are easy to find and maintain. You will bring your photos to life by fixing white-balance, adjusting colour temperature & tonal changes, adding contrast, reducing noise, sharpening and masking.

  • Adobe Lightroom Introduction
  • File Management in Lightroom
  • Meta Data & Keywords
  • Developing Basics
  • Colour Correction
  • Brightness, Contrast & Tone Curve
  • Lens Corrections/span>
  • Sharpeness & Noise Reduction
  • Effects, HSL, & Split Toning
  • Brushes, Gradients & Filters
  • Removing Backscatter
  • Cropping

Adobe Photoshop & Google Nik

You will learn the latest post production techniques with Adobe Photoshop & Google Nik Collection. This includes using the RAW camera settings removing obstructions, backscatter, cloning, cropping, dust removal, adjustment layers. You will learn non-destructive techniques so you can always go back to originals and modify adjustments in the future.

  • Introduction to Workflow
  • File Formats, PSD, TIFF, JPG
  • Camera Raw Settings
  • Auto Tone, Contrast & Color
  • History & Layers
  • Healing Brush
  • Brush & Colour Picker
  • Clone Tool
  • Levels & Saturation
  • Fixing Flat Images / Creating Depth
  • Nik Software Introduction
  • Black & White Photos

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“I have a deep & personal connection with the ocean & protecting what lives below”

Miles is a P.A.D.I. Master Instructor and award winning underwater photographer. He has travelled, lived and explored many corners of our globe, both above and below the water. Underwater photography & design has been a passion of his for the past 20 years. With more than 7000 dives in 15 countries, he has a deep understanding, respect and admiration for the splendours of the underwater world.

Photo Gear

What I trust to get the job done


Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR Camera

Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM II

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens

Canon MPE

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM

Canon EF 8-15mm f4 L

Canon 1.4x  2x Teleconverters

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

Panasonic LX100  Camera 


Nauticam 1DX Mark II : Wide & Macro Ports

Sea & Sea YS-D2 DS-TTL Strobes

Nauticam SMC Multiplier

Nauticam SMC Super Macro Converter

Light & Motion Sola 800 Focus Light

Nauticam viewfinder & carbon fiber float arms

Keldan Luna 8 Video Lights

Nautical LX100 housing

Atomic Regulators & Scubapro Masks & Fins

Halcyon BCD & Bare SB Drysuits

Ultralight Tray, Handle, Arms & Strobe Adaptor 

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Miles lead trips, runs workshops, and creates custom online tutorials. He can provide a simple introduction to the basics of digital photography or create a week long digital bootcamps to help you grow as underwater photographer and get the most out of your next scuba diving trip.

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Contact Info

Vancouver, British Columbia

Web: milesbelow.com