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25, Oct, 2007

ASIA’S FIRST UNDERWATER DIGITAL IMAGING ACADEMY

Posted in Course News, Diving News, Latest News, Liquid Lense, Liquid Lense Courses, Press Releases, Reviews & In The News by saffron

A First is Established: ASIA’S FIRST UNDERWATER DIGITAL IMAGING ACADEMY

Capture your imagination and create inspiring images…

Underwater Digital Imaging Academy

LIQUID LENSE is proud to announce the launch of their Digital Imaging Academy – the first of its kind in Asia!

LIQUID LENSE opened the shutter on a whole new world of underwater digital image capture earlier this month. With a range of Underwater Photography and Videography courses designed to suit every level, they are sure to inspire a new generation of divers to create captivating underwater images.

“Developing courses that teach practical and intuitive imaging techniques to divers is something we’ve known is important for years. With the development of digital technology and the accessibility of consumer underwater housing systems, there’s a whole new generation of enthusiastic photographers and videographers out there, eager to release their creative potential”

said Saffron Kiddy – Liquid Lense founder.

Whether you are interested in a few tips to help improve your underwater photos, or aspire to become a professional underwater videographer, the Liquid Lense academy is the perfect place. Experienced professionals will take you by the hand and guide you through the world of digital underwater photography & film, with practical underwater exercises, tips & tricks and helpful feedback sessions to enable you to produce fantastic underwater images in no time at all.

“You’ve made our life-long dream come true, challenging us to do even better than we believed possible”

said Inger and Roor from Norway – some of Liquid Lense’s first students.

Based on the beautiful island of Ko Lanta, Thailand and surrounded by the breath-taking Andaman Sea, you can learn how to create fantastic underwater images through their range of fun and intuitive courses. The Andaman Sea is home to the most diverse collection of marine life in the world, providing superb diving and excellent underwater photography. The warm waters, great visibility and range of dive sites mean that, whether you’re new to diving or a pro, you’re sure to find plenty to enjoy. The Andaman sea is famous for its healthy reefs, diverse marine life, caverns, drop offs and sea mounts as well as visiting Whale Sharks and Mantas that are spotted regularly by divers in the area.

Accomplished Underwater Photographer – Tara Noble-Singh commented:

“there are so many divers who are keen to document their underwater experiences, yet there is very little support or information available to divers who want to learn how to get the most out of their camera systems. I think the exciting new range of courses offered by Liquid Lense is a huge advance in the world of underwater digital imaging.”

With its quick results and lower costs, the digital revolution is making photography and film the perfect underwater activity for those wanting to add an extra dimension to their diving. Furthermore, as you improve and record your progress, you gain improved bouyancy control and instinctivly become more aware of marine animal behaviour and species interaction – this in turn contributes to your ability to capture great shots.

“We hope to encourage an awareness of the need to protect our ocean’s reefs”

said Saffron Kiddy from Liquid Lense.

“In the past, Underwater Photographers have been given a bad name for sacrificing the need for passive interaction with marine species in the persuit of a great shot, or for damaging fragile coral reef eco-systems by using the reef to steady heavy camera systems. Liquid Lense’s courses are all about capturing the natural beauty of our oceans and preserving them for generations to come. We insist on perfecting bouyancy control and have adopted a strict no-touching policy. Our students are already seeing the benefits of this in their own diving abilities and we hope to use bouyancy control as a firm foundation for a new generation of digital underwater photographers and videographers.”

Incorporating and going beyond the PADI Speciality courses (as well as adding extra flexibility with its modular system), the Liquid Lense certification aims to set a new standard in the world of underwater digital photography and film.

Photo Courses offered by Liquid Lense start with a 1-day Go Photo course. They also offer 2-day and 4-day courses. The 4-day, 6-dive LL Photographer Plus course, covers camera and housing set-up, care and maintenance; basic and advanced camera techniques; practical underwater exercises & post-production practical training.

Video courses range from the entry level, 1-day Moviemaker course to a 7-day, 9-dive LL Videograper Plus course, covering camera & housing set-up, care and maintenacnce; film-making styles and techniques; practical underwater exercises, advanced buoyancy and post-production practical training.

All courses include camera and equipment rental, course materials, dives to Lanta’s top dive destinations and certification. Accommodation can also be arranged with good package deal rates. Course groups are small and start dates are flexible to suit your needs.

For further information about LIQUID LENSE please visit www.liquidlense.co.uk or email info@liquidlense.co.uk.

About LIQUID LENSE

With courses from complete beginner to accomplished professional, LIQUID LENSE offers superb diving opportunities for fabulous underwater images. Take an Underwater Photography or Digital Film course to capture your imagination & secure your memories forever.

The Digital Imaging Academy is located in the south of Ko Lanta, with easy access to some of the best dive sites on the west coast of Thailand.

LIQUID LENSE is part of SCUBAFISH – a small, eco-friendly, PADI 5 Star, Gold Palm, IDC Centre located on Kantiang Beach in the South of Ko Lanta, Thailand. Offering expert guidance and instruction with an emphasis on relaxed and personal service both above & below the water, we are ideally located to offer shorter journey times to some of the best dive sites in Thailand.
SCUBAFISH is also home to AQUALOGY – Reef Education and Marine Biology Centre.

www.scubafish.com, www.liquidlense.co.uk, www.aqualogy.org

 


 

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