Underwater Photography Classes, Workshops & Dive Trips 2018-11-07T22:30:12+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

  • 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

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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 Lightroom Introduction
  • 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
  • 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

About Miles

“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 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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Contact Info

Vancouver, British Columbia

Web: milesbelow.com