About UK Photography Courses
UK underwater courses with Mario Vitalini
For nearly 30 years Mario has sailed the globe and dived the seas, working as a PADI instructor and dive guide. Today, he shares his passion for underwater photography, teaching students of all experience levels. His students love his real world expertise and patient approach. He has an extensive working knowledge of all underwater camera systems, having spent several years at the UK's largest photo retailer. There's not a camera set up he doesn't know. Join him on a UK course and learn to take better photos
Why a private lesson?
A private underwater photo course is the best way to fully concentrate on your individual needs and level as an underwater photographer and diver. You will advance your skills in a short period of time. Courses are designed around you and you only.
No matter if you want to learn a new skill or technique, get to grips with a new camera set up or kit or simply iron out a few rush kinks before you go away, the private course allows you to control what and how quickly you learn.
Everyone! From total camera novices to seasoned shooters, Mario can teach you key skills that will improve your underwater photography... and fast!
What does in involve?
Your course will start with a chat. This is so Mario can help identify your goals for the course. Remember: courses are built around you!
On the day, your course in comprised of 2 main sections. The day kicks off with a presentation. This can cover some photographic theory, outline some key techniques you will later put into practice. But it can also be a chance to check out your camera set up, add any new bits.. have a play really! Then it is into the pool you go! There is an artificial reef with a range of subjects so you can practice wide angle, lighting and macro skills. Mario will also encourage you to start the pool session sorting out your weights and trim. After all, being a good diver is key to being a great photographer.
If you want to add an editing module to your day, let Mario know. He can show you how to get around popular editing programme Lightroom.
Where and when?
The published schedule gives you an idea of availability. London courses can be arranged on any day of the week (except Fridays) or weekend so if you cannot find a date to suit you, don't be afraid to ask! Simply contact us and we can schedule a convenient date.
Courses are held at 1 of 2 UK locations - Chiswick, London (London School of Diving) or Surrey Sports Park, Guildford (New Dawn Diving).
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We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. If you would like a pay by link to complete check out via email please let us know and it can be set up for you. We do not take AMEX. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £8 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions or personal cheques.
Currently all our holidays are full and we are getting our new schedule ready please check back soon for an update.