Underwater photography Classes

Underwater Photography Course & Class


Scott Gietler offers complete Underwater Photography classes throughout Southern California. Please contact me at scott@uwphotographyguide.com for complete details.


We are also currently scheduling several underwater photography workshops. Details will be posted soon, contact us at workshops@uwphotographyguide.com to be notified via email.


Classes are tailored to the student, and can include theory, pool sessions and ocean sessions as needed. Topics covered can include setup & maintenance, settings, composition, lighting, subject selection, macro & wide-angle underwater photography, supermacro, close-focus wide-angle, focusing on pelagics, and post-processing.


Testimonials from Scott's Underwater Photography Classes

"Just about any diver can take ordinary underwater pictures. However, the techniques and approach to underwater photography that Scott taught me made my ordinary pictures turn extraordinary. Scott's class tremendously improved my underwater photography!" - Gerard L.

"Thank you for the wonderful one-on-one workshop you gave me on Saturday. This is probably the most information packed class I have ever taken! I learned more in the few hours under your tutelage, than I did in the two previous week-long U/W photography workshops. You explained things so clearly that even I could understand (no small feat!). Best of all, you offered some very practical advice ranging from which lenses to use for my Nikon D-300 camera, how to properly use the settings on my strobes, to how to remove the scratches from the dome ports. Thank you so much for the way your organized the class materials and valuable critiques. Your time and efforts have been most appreciated!" - Bonnie W.

"Scott really takes the time to work with you individually thorough all of your assignments, including tailoring towards any specific areas of interest such as macro vs. wide angle photography. I came out of the class with a solid foundation in the principles of U/W photography and how to approach a variety of shots. I'm really excited to put it all into practice and continue to improve!"  - Carolyn Wang

"I want to let you know how much I enjoyed your underwater photography workshop. Your lessons were very well organized, informative and practical. I had quite a few questions that baffled me and they were answered to my satisfaction. You were very generous in sharing your personal experience and knowledge. I know that I will greatly benefit from the all of the good advice. Thank you for being so resourceful". - Joseph Wong


California underwater reef scene

California underwater reef scene


underwater macro photography

Some macro underwater photography

underwater macro photography of a nudibranch

 Underwater macro photography of a nudibranch