Underwater Photography Classes

  • Sardines on Pedernales Wreck, Aruba  2014 Bob Hahn, Olympus E-M5 OLYMPUS M.12-50mm F3.5-6.3, 1/100 / f/9
  • Pinnacle Reef, Aruba  2014 Bob Hahn, Olympus E-M5 OLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro, 1/125 / f/8
  • Pinnacle Reef, Aruba  2014 Bob Hahn, Olympus E-M5 OLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro, 1/125 / f/8
  • Pinnacle Reef, Aruba  2014 Bob Hahn, Olympus E-M5 OLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro, 1/125 / f/9
  • Pinnacle Reef, Aruba  2014 Bob Hahn, Olympus E-M5 OLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro, 1/125 / f/8
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Welcome to the exciting world of underwater digital photography.

Nothing has changed photography so much in the last decade more than the introduction of digital photography. Digital cameras use electronics and computing techniques to produce images instead of film and chemicals. Digital photography has made taking good photographs above and below the surface easier than ever.

Whether you are new to digital photography or an experienced shooter, you will benefit from classes designed to meet your needs.


Editing and Managing your Photos in Lightroom

Learn how to import your photos into your computer, catalog, edit, print and export your photographs to your favorite social media site, website or share with your friend via email.

In this class we will discuss workflows for different situations “Digital Asset Management” (DAM). A good digital workflow is the most efficient way to get the most from your photographs. We will be using Adobe Lightroom to create a digital workflow.

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Olympus OM-D/E-M5

The new, revolutionary mirrorless camera, the award-winning OM-D E-M5, has an exceptionally light and compact body.

The OM-D is a groundbreaking, new digital interchangeable lens camera perfect for people who want to take part, create, and share.

The OM-D's new electronic viewfinder (EVF), with 120 fps refresh rate, features a high-resolution 1.44-million dot LCD, 100% field-of-view coverage, and 1.15x maximum magnification.

Dust-proof & Splash-proof Construction

Multiple ring-shaped seals protect the camera from sand, dust, rain, and water spray, making it ideal for all kinds of outdoor shooting.

Two full size control dials in concert with dedicated function buttons allow fast setting changes on the fly. Adjust highlight and shadow, exposure, white balance, aspect ratio and more and preview the results instantly in the EVF or on the tilting 3” OLED touch screen.

All New Sensor

A new 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor for rich tonal expression, increased dynamic range and support for a maximum 25,600 maximum ISO.

5-Axis Image Stabilization

The E-M5 is equipped with the world's first 5-axis image stabilization system, and can compensate for vertical, horizontal, and rotational camera shake that conventional 2-axis systems of the past have been unable to handle. Built into the camera body to ensure effective stabilization with all lenses, its unique 5-axis design makes it particularly effective when taking high-magnification telephoto shots, macro close-ups, and long exposures.

Fast AF

The world's fastest AF system, FAST AF, has been made even faster and more accurate on the E-M5. Improved new 3D Tracking AF assures you won't miss the moment even when subjects move toward or away from you, and the new high-sensitivity image sensor ensures superior AF performance even in dim light.

9 fps High-Speed Sequential Shooting

Thanks to the new 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor's high-speed read-out performance, the E-M5 offers maximum sequential shooting at 9 fps, making it easy to capture sports action or fast-moving subjects such as pets, kids and wildlife. In addition, a compact new high-speed shutter mechanism enables the E-M5 to offer this performance without compromising the handling advantages of a light and compact body.


All classes are run exclusively with Olympus photography gear.


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About the Instructor

Bob has been a professional photographer for more than 40 years, specializing in corporate, industrial, travel and leisure and underwater photography. Bob is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)

His interest in scuba and photography takes him to the Caribbean, Florida, Northeast US and his home area Dutch Springs in Pennsylvania. He is a PADI Master Instructor, NAUI Instructor and teaches many PADI Specialty Courses. Bob is an Olympus certified underwater photography instructor.

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2014 Class Schedule

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Beginning Underwater Photographer

Looking for a class that can help you get started quick and easy? We will start you with the basics of digital imaging and will simplify the numbers and terms with easy to understand examples.

Advanced Underwater Photography Class

This course is designed for divers who do not want to spend their entire trip in classes. It is available on selected dive trips. Click here for more information.

Olympus Pen cameras are supplied to all students, who do not have a camera or want to try something new, to use during the class and on the dive trip.

Post Production Principals

Editing, color space, white balance, and storage are new terms introduced to digital underwater photography. Using your computer and Adobe Lightroom we will show you how it get it all together by teaching you how to edit, archive & present your work for on screen or ink jet printing.

Non Diving Classes

We are offering Digital Image Workflow and Digital Asset Management classes as separate courses. These classes are part of the Advanced Course. These courses do not involve diving and are held in a classroom. Divers and none divers can take these courses. Click on the links above for more information.



For more information contact: Bob Hahn bob@ScubaPhotos.org Phone: 610.390.5838