The Underwater Photography course (PGY 1245C) is an advanced dive course during which students learn the basics of exposure and composition and how to take pictures with a digital camera underwater. Each student has the use of an FKCC underwater camera system consisting of a Canon G9, 12 megapixel, semi-professional camera in a Ikelite underwater housing and an Ikelite underwater strobe system. The students also have use of college computers to edit and publish their photos, or they can use their personal computer. They take their first underwater photographs in the FKCC pool and then move to the FKCC Underwater Training Area (the Lagoon) for a more realistic environment. Their final dives are from a local charter dive boat where they take photos of marine life at wrecks and at Looe Key Reef.
This is an advanced course and the student should be certified at the "Advanced Scuba Diver" level.
Photos from recent classes:
Anna Dixon, Fall 2009, Looe Key Reef
Lucja Jakubowska, Fall 2009, VANDENBERG
Student Liz by Instructor Rudy
Scrawled Cowfish by Randy Pekarik
Barracuda by Adam Connell
Lobster by Conner Dawson
Nurse Shark by Adam Connell
Scorpionfish by Liz Gutierrez
Spotfin Butterflyfish by Mike Stanek
Yellowtail Snapper by Nick Corby
Green by Levi Metcalf