Underwater Photography Classes, Workshops & Dive Trips2018-11-17T21:15:26+00:00


Become a better underwater photographer and have better dive trips.

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Underwater Photography Workshops

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

Camera Operations

Modern cameras provide you with a wonderful opportunity to completely control how you shoot and capture images. Mastering camera operations will transform your camera from a tool to a photographic assistant.

Mastering Light

The best photographers in the world understand light. Mastering the use of both ambient and artificial light allows you to control depth, texture and mood in all your images.

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

Ambient & Artificial Light
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

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Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Camera Operations and more…

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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 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.

File Management in Lightroom
Meta Data & Keywords
Developing Basics
Colour Correction
Brightness, Contrast & Tone Curve
Lens Corrections
Sharpness & Noise Reduction
Effects, HSL, & Split Toning
Brushes, Gradients & Filters
Removing Backscatter

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

Miles Nurse

Underwater, Travel and Wildlife Photographer

“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.

Photographic Gear

What I trust to get the job done

Canon Professional

I rely on Canon professional equipment. A Canon 1DX MKII body and Canon L series lenses. They are weather sealed, can take a beating and produce extremely sharp images in low light conditions.

Nauticam, Retra, Halcyon

I base most of my decisions on a great and intuitive user experience. Seeking high quality, reliable underwater gear & photography equipment built for divers by divers.

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 EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 II

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

Retra Strobes & Light Shaping Device

Nauticam WACP for Canon 28-70mm

Nauticam SMC Super Macro Converter-2

Light & Motion Sola 800 Focus Light

Nauticam viewfinder & carbon fibre float arms

Keldan 4X – 8000 Lumen Video Lights

Nauticam LX100 housing

Atomic Regulators & Scubapro Masks & Fins

Halcyon BCD & Bare X-Mission Drysuit

Ultralight Tray, Handle, Arms & Strobe Adaptor 

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Miles lead scuba 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 boot camp to help you grow as an underwater photographer and get the most out of your next scuba diving trip

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Vancouver, British Columbia

Web: milesbelow.com