The Academy

School of Underwater PhotographyAt the Bali Academy of Underwater Photography, we are professional underwater photographers and instructors with many years of experience teaching underwater photography to hundreds of satisfied students. Mike is known the world over for his technical excellence and enthusiasm when teaching underwater photography to students from raw beginners to advanced photographers.  With the boom in popularity of underwater photography in the last 10 years, there is an increasing demand for professionals to teach the basics to new underwater photographers in a safe and professional manner while teaching more than just a simple pre-designed photo class.  At the Bali Academy of Underwater Photography, we have created our own tuition that goes far beyond what is included in the  material presented by scuba diving agencies and all of out classes are taught by instructors who have thousands of dives with a camera in hand.  Bali is the perfect underwater studio for learning underwater photography as there is a never ending supply of easy dive sites with ample subjects to practice technique, both with wide angle and macro.  Sites that we regularly teach from include the iconic Liberty Wreck in Tulamben, the black sand and coral sites in Amed, the creature rich environment in the Seraya area and the beautiful reefs of Menjangan National Park.

Bali Schooling Fish School of Underwater PhotographyAt the Bali Academy of Underwater Photography, our courses are aimed at all levels of photographers from beginners to advanced photographers and any and all underwater cameras are welcome.  We tailor make our photo classes with our students ahead of time in order to make sure we cover the points that the student wants to cover and there is a lot of room for flexibility throughout a class.  We recommend a minimum two day class but we can also offer three and four day tuition for folks who are looking to learn as much as possible.  One of our most popular options is for our guests to spend two days with a photo instructor before heading out with a private guide for a few more days exploring the best photo opportunities that Bali has to offer!

NAD Lembeh - Bali School of Underwater PhotographyHave more than two people interested in taking a class?  We can custom tailor a small group underwater photography workshop in Bali without a problem.  Each day will encompass class room theory and photo critiquing as well as at least two dives with the instructor(s).  The instructors will also spend each dive underwater with a slate in hand working with the students “one on one” helping with setting selection and strobe positioning.

 

 

 

Here are a few of our more popular photo classes (click on the link for more details):

Zero to Hero – A 3 day class that will introduce a new photographer to everything he or she needs to know about underwater photography to start taking colourful and well exposed shots almost immediately.  Click for more details

The Brush Up – A 2 day class that is perfect for folks who know about underwater photography but haven’t been in the water for some time and would like to “Brush Up” on their knowledge.  Click for more details

Custom Class – Don’t fit into one of our other class descriptions?  Don’t worry, we will work with you to create the perfect class just for you, our team will discuss your experience level with you and come up with a great program designed to improve your underwater photography. Click for more details

Please see the drop down list to view all of our classes in more detail or simply send us an email inquiry to get you started on the road to improving your skills with the Bali School of Underwater Photography.

Many folks prefer to continue diving with a personal guide after the photo class is finished, please let us know if you would like to continue your dive trip in Bali with the Underwater Tribe