Take better photos and enjoy better dive trips in some of the worlds most exotic locations.

Miles below provides unique one of a kind underwater photography experiences led by award-winning photographer Miles Nurse

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Memories are best when you can share a moment the way you experienced it. Shooting underwater comes with challenges in lighting, poor visibility, and unpredictable conditions. Miles has been diving and shooting underwater for more than 30 years. With personalized, on-site training, you will learn techniques for capturing the best images possible, combined with post-production techniques specifically designed for underwater photography. His workshops focus on mastering your light and equipment. With advancements in RAW image processing, you will correct, enhance, and rescue your photos in Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Luminar 4 and Aurora HDR.

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 & Luminar 4

You will learn the latest post-production techniques with Adobe Photoshop & the AI powered Luminar 4. 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
• Cropping

• 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
• Luminar 4 Software Introduction
• Black & White Photos


Miles Nurse is a P.A.D.I. Master Instructor and award-winning underwater photographer. His first diving experience was in Jamaica in 1988 and his love of underwater photography started while working with film cameras on the liveaboard boats in Australia in the late 90s. With more than 7000 dives in 20 countries, he has a deep understanding, respect and connection with our underwater world ❤️

Imaging Services for Underwater Photographers;

  • Personalized photography workshops
  • Customized underwater photography trips
  • Stock photos free of charge to non-profit and conservation organizations
  • Photos or prints for magazines or home decor
  • Travel guides to some of my favourite locations



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. Aspire to be a master of light.

​​• Ambient & Artificial Light
• Backscatter
• Flash types TTL
• Flash & Aperture
• Speed & Ambient light
• Optical & Electronic Options
• Exposure Compensation
• Filters & Gels
• Lighting Techniques
• Back Lighting
• Cross Over Strobes
• Rabbit Ear Strobes
• 10 & 2 Strobe Position
• Snoots & LSDs

Camera Operations

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

​​• Shutter Speeds
​​• Depth of Field & ​ ​​
• Apertures
​​• White balance
​​• Sensors
​​• JPG & RAW
​​• Lenses
​​• Getting close WAM
​​• Different modes
​​• Macro Techniques
​​• Wide Angle Macro
​​• Dynamic Rangex
​​• Framing Subjects rule of 1/3s

Ambient and cathedral light


Creative shooting and Bokeh

Snoot and Light Shaping Devices

Side lighting for texture

Fill and back lighting


Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Camera Operations and more.

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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 high-quality design. Seeking intuitive, 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 


​​Miles Below Photography provides digital imaging services for underwater photographers, including underwater photography trips, workshops, and custom online tutorials. Our mission is to bring awareness to the marine ecosystem’s environmental concerns by helping underwater photographers take and share underwater photos while having more enjoyable dive trips.


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