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The New INON UK Level 2 Lighting Course Brings Theatrical Lighting to Your Underwater Photographs

The INON UK Level 1 Underwater Photography Course teaches basic lighting positions to help a new photographer to evenly light their images and avoid backscatter using just a single strobe. But how to progress beyond such basic, formulaic lighting to lighting creatively to add depth, textures, shadows and movement effects to your underwater picture portfolios? Photography is all about light and when you understand how to control light, you can add drama to your images that can turn mediocre snapshots into extraordinary, evocative underwater photographs.

­­Lisa Collins’­­­ INON UK Level 2 Underwater Lighting Course has got off to a flying start at Ocean View Diving Centre, where Lisa is the INON UK photo pro. She’s received great feedback from her students on the pilot course and you can now book onto her small, intimate INON UK Level 2 Underwater Lighting classes for later this year and early 2017.

The INON UK Level 2 Underwater Lighting Course is the natural follow on to the popular INON UK Level 1 Underwater Photography Course and is ideal for any experienced underwater photographer wanting to learn and practice creative new lighting skills. The INON UK Level 2 Underwater Lighting Course explains dual strobe use and the role of video lights for stills photography. It also includes use of light modifiers including INON snoots and colour filters. Among the techniques you’ll learn from Lisa are selective or spot lighting using INON snoots to create exciting compositions that draw the eye and painting with light using video lights as your artists brush. You’ll also learn how to deliberately introduce motion blur to give your stills images the illusion of movement. Ocean View’s on-site pool will be your underwater studio for your workshop with Lisa. Along with plenty of hands on teaching and supervised practice in the water from Lisa, you’ll also gain from her classroom presentations. These will explain the technical know how you’ll need and, of course, provide composition tips to help you make these new lighting techniques produce the stunning images you aspire to create.

D-2000 snoot

Snoots enable spotlighting of just part of your subject. Isolating features draws the eye and dramatizes your image. Selective lighting is as much about what you choose to exclude from your image as what you choose to reveal.

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Motion blur fish

Motion blur, such as panning with a fish or spinning around a diver, is used to give a sense of speed to your subject or give an eye-catching look to a well-worn subject.

Your instructor, Lisa Collins, is an INON UK Underwater Photography Instructor-Trainer and one of the UK’s most published diving photo journalists. You’ll be learning your advanced lighting skills first hand from a seasoned professional.