Underwater Videography & Photography


Photos © Len Deeley

Underwater photography training

Make the most of your camera - take a professional training session.

One of the greatest pleasures of diving is being able to share the wonders of the aquatic realm with others. Taking pictures underwater and sharing them with divers and non-divers is a great way of sharing your passion. By recording the beauty of underwater scenes, you can capture an emotion and pass the message that our seas are a fragile environment that must be protected.

Whether you are already a photographer or you would like to learn to take photos underwater, we can help by organising training sessions and trips in the UK and in tropical water.

Underwater Photography Gallery

Our Escorted Underwater Videography and Photography Workshops are often organised by Len Deeley, Frogfish Photography, Jeff Goodman & JP Trenque. These week-long trips allow participants to hone their macro and wide-angle skills. Day dives are followed by talks and Photoshop sessions. Towards the end of the week, night dives are generally organised to allow participants to focus on that specialty.

Here is a sample of pictures taken by the participants of some of our Red Sea & UK photography trips:

Underwater photography training

To make the most out of your camera, we can offer training sessions, combined with pool training and/or open water dives. Whether you want to learn more about composition, digital post-processing or you are after technical tips, we organise informal sessions aimed at improving your pictures.

If you think you would like to 'make images' rather than taking holiday snaps, please don't hesitate to contact us. you could turn into a photography anorak quicker than you think!

The only prerequisite to the photography training is that you must be confident in your diving abilities. One of the most important skills for underwater photographers is a perfect buoyancy. You must be able to hover motionless without having to think about it and without crashing into the reef.

We adhere to and fully support the underwater photographers code of conduct.

Specialised tours

Underwater photographers have different requirements to recreational divers. When diving, they often concentrate on a small area of the dive site rather than swim long distances. They often need to dive the same site several times, in order to capture the perfect image.

With this in mind, Hidden Depths Dive Tours has decided to offer specialised trips, escorted by award-winning photographers JP Trenque, Nick & Caroline Robertson Brown, Len Deeley & Jeff Goodman. Their aim is to exchange ideas & tips, and hopefully bring better images home.

For scheduled photography trips, please check our Escorted Tours page, or contact Paul for any further information on 01722 780810.

Meet our Escorted Trip photographers

Jeff Goodman

Jeff Goodman is an award winning cameraman based in Cornwall and working globally, with over 30 years experience in Wildlife and underwater Camera work, Jeff’s credits include working for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, Discovery USA and Discovery Europe amongst many others.

Visit Jeff's own website

JP Trenque

Originally from France, JP started diving in 1980 and discovered the wonders of British waters shortly after moving to London in 1994. He is a PADI, BSAC and IAHD instructor.

Initially a keen videographer, he discovered underwater photography in 2003 during a trip to Wakatobi, Indonesia with his wife Jane and never looked back! He has since taken his D100 and D200 cameras around the world and, of course in UK waters.

In 2005, JP won the title of BBC News Photographer of the Year with an image of spiraling barracuda taken in Ras Mohammed, Egypt.

Visit JP's own website

Nick & Caroline Robertson Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. They both have degrees in biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick has a Associateship from RPS in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after our seas and oceans.

Frogfish Photography, based in Manchester, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to compliment the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques.

Visit the Frogfish website

Len Deeley

Len has been taking photographs underwater for over 25 years and has worked in both film and digital format. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society for a nature category submission on underwater images and has a Distinction with the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain for audio visual presentations.

He has won many awards over the years, including competitions organised by The British Society of Underwater Photography (BSoUP), Festival Mondial de L’image Sous-Marine and Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Visit Len's own website

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