— Durand Brent



About This Course

Immerse yourself in the world of underwater photography with our comprehensive 19-page photo lesson. This foundational lesson is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to kickstart your underwater photography journey.

The lesson begins by introducing you to the basic camera settings required for underwater photography. You will learn how to navigate through the various controls and functions, allowing you to confidently adjust settings such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to achieve optimal results in different shooting situations.

Next, the concept of settings reciprocity is explained, highlighting the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Understanding this reciprocity is crucial for achieving proper exposure and balancing the settings to capture stunning underwater images.

Depth of field is a key consideration in underwater photography, and the lesson delves into this topic. You will learn how to control and manipulate depth of field to achieve your desired focus and create captivating compositions. Techniques such as adjusting aperture and focal length will be explored to help you achieve the desired depth of field effect.

To reinforce your learning, the lesson includes two practice exercises that allow you to apply the concepts covered in real-world scenarios. These exercises provide hands-on experience and enable you to hone your skills in adjusting camera settings and understanding their impact on your underwater images.

Finally, a quick quiz is included to test your knowledge and ensure a solid understanding of the material presented in the lesson.

By completing this foundational lesson, you will establish a strong underwater photography foundation. You will gain proficiency in basic camera settings, understand the principles of settings reciprocity, and master the concept of depth of field. Armed with this knowledge, you will be well-equipped to tackle more advanced techniques and explore the limitless creative possibilities that underwater photography offers.

Enroll in this course today and unlock your creative potential, capture mesmerizing underwater images, and embark on an incredible journey of exploration and discovery beneath the surface.

Acquired Knowledge

Basic camera settings, settings reciprocity, depth of field, two dynamic practice exercises, and a quick quiz.


Durand Brent
Brent Durand is a photographer whose work resonates deeply with nature lovers and adventure seekers. His breathtaking undersea imagery reveals a world that remains largely unseen by many, a world teeming with vibrant life, colors, and shapes. Durand's skill lies in capturing the ethereal beauty of the underwater world in a way that is accessible and engaging to all, sparking an appreciation for marine life and its environments. Born and raised in California, Durand developed a profound love for the ocean early in his life. This passion is a driving force behind his career, propelling him to explore the depths of the ocean and share its wonders with a global audience. As an underwater photographer, he dives into environments ranging from tropical coral reefs to the chilly kelp forests of his home state, always in search of the next magical moment to capture. Durand's photography is characterized by a sharp eye for detail, expert use of lighting, and the ability to capture marine life in action. His pictures are alive with movement, color, and texture, creating a mesmerizing visual journey for the viewer. In his work, ordinary sea creatures transform into extraordinary subjects, and the underwater world comes alive as a place of immense beauty and intrigue. Yet, his work is not just about capturing beautiful images. There is a message underlying his photos: a call to recognize the beauty of the world beneath the waves and the importance of conserving it. By sharing his striking images with the world, Durand helps to raise awareness about the fragile state of our oceans and the urgent need for conservation. In addition to his work as a photographer, Durand is also an established writer and educator in the field of underwater photography. He contributes to various diving and photography publications, sharing tips, techniques, and experiences from his underwater explorations. His writing, much like his photography, is engaging and accessible, making the often complex world of underwater photography approachable for photographers of all skill levels. Durand's passion for sharing knowledge extends into his work as an educator. He conducts workshops and photography trips around the world, offering hands-on training in underwater photography. Participants learn how to handle the unique challenges posed by underwater environments, from managing lighting and equipment to approaching marine life respectfully. His commitment to the photographic community is also evident in his role as an editor for the Underwater Photography Guide, where he curates and shares content that educates and inspires fellow underwater photographers. This work highlights his belief in the power of photography as a tool for storytelling and environmental advocacy. Durand's accomplishments as an underwater photographer, writer, and educator are testament to his dedication and passion for the ocean. Through his work, he invites us to explore a world that is out of sight for most, sharing its wonders and igniting a sense of curiosity and respect for marine life. In Brent Durand, we see not only a talented photographer but also a passionate ocean advocate. His images serve as a vivid reminder of the beauty that lies beneath the surface of our oceans, a beauty that is worth exploring, cherishing, and preserving. As he continues to delve into the depths, his work undoubtedly will continue to inspire and educate, reminding us all of the profound connection we share with the natural world.


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