Underwater Photo Online Course

The Secrets of Underwater Photography- Online Course

Learn to create incredible Underwater Pictures!

The comprehensive online course for underwater photography.

Lighting, equipment, settings,  mindset, composition, creative techniques… in this course you will learn everything you need to know to create outstanding underwater pictures!

Are you dreaming of being able to create breath-taking underwater photos?

Being a responsible underwater photographer

Look no further, I'll show you how!

If you already have your camera and started taking pictures on your dives you will know this: it is not that easy to create good pictures underwater!


There are so many moving parts involved that it can get overwhelming: camera settings, lighting, strobe position, creating a strong composition…


The good news is: once you understand some fundamental underlying principles, you will understand exactly what to do to create underwater images that are not only crisp sharp, and colorful, but that tell a story and draw your viewer in!


And this is exactly what you will learn in this comprehensive online course.

What My Students Say

This online course is for you, if...

you want to STOP...

and rather...

Make the most out of your bottom time!


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How it works

1. Learn the theory online

Learn all the fundamentals of underwater photography at your own pace!

Each module comes with engaging video content, lots of examples, and worksheets that you can download.

Underwater photography assignments

2. Create stunning pictures on your dives

With clear guidance and specific exercises, you will know exactly what to do on your next dive.

Complete the practical assignments the next time you go underwater, no matter if you dive in Mexico, the Philippines, or Egypt!

Pictures are an amazing way of sharing your adventures with others!

this could be you.

By the end of this course...​

  • you will understand how you can create stunning underwater photos with natural light and strobe light
  • you will know how to position your strobes for macro and wide-angle photos
  • you will know how to compose your shots to create more impactful images
  • you will be able to shoot in manual mode and know which settings to use for your pictures
  • you will have developed a “photographer’s mindset” that consistently lets you create outstanding shots
  • you will know how to edit your underwater photos to bring out the best in them
  • you will be able to create underwater photos that you are proud of
Romina Bayer Underwater Photographer

Hi, I'm Romina.

I will be your underwater photography instructor.

I know from experience how hard it is to create great underwater images! For years I have struggled!


But it doesn’t have to be that hard.


I have created “The Secrets of Underwater Photography” to share my learnings with you and teach you exactly what you need to know, so you can start creating stunning underwater pictures on your next dive trip!


In this online course I am sharing my insights with you, give you clear guidance, hands-on tips, and specific exercises that will help you create underwater images that you are proud of!

What is included?

Video Lessons

Watch each module in your own time, get all the input you need & re-watch if you like.

Practical Assignments

Learning by doing! With the practical assignments, you can get into action with your own camera. Start straight after each video lesson with the dry assignments you can complete from home, then with the wet assignments for underwater!

Personal Feedback

I’m not gonna leave you alone with the tasks. By sending in your assignments & pictures, you will benefit from personal feedback that will further help you advance your skills.

Help protect our oceans!

10% of all profits are donated

Ocean-conscious behavior is at the core of all my courses.

As underwater photographers, we are advocates for the ocean, and we should lead by example.

By signing up for my online course you will learn how you can become an ocean ambassador and use your voice to help protect our oceans.

On top of that, 10% of all profits are donated to the two amazing ocean conservation organizations Manta Trust and Utila Coral Restoration!


Do you want to get the most out of your learning experience?

Bundle Underwater Photo Online Course plus Private Coaching

Get the Bundle! Underwater Photography Online Course + 1:1 Coaching

Learn all the fundamentals in the online course, then dive in deeper and get feedback on your images in the 1:1 coaching session.

Course contents

Module 1: Getting Started

Understanding light, exposure, and the differences between land and underwater photography.

module 2: Lighting underwater

Learn how to shoot with three different light types: natural light, artificial light (strobes) and mixed light

module 3: underwater macro photography

Learn about equipment, composition, creative technqiues and a mindset for macro photography underwater.

module 4: underwater wide-angle photography

Learn about equipment, composition, creative technqiues and a mindset for wide-angle photos underwater.

module 5: post-processing

Learn how to easily organize and edit your pictures in Adobe Lightroom to bring out the best in them!


Practical Assignments and Workbooks that let you put everything you’ve learned into action! Plus a bonus module: "Becoming an ocean ambassador"

About 'The Secrets of Underwater Photography'

‘The Secrets of Underwater Photography’ was created with ambitious underwater photographers in mind who want to deepen their knowledge and skills in underwater photography.


Romina has been living in Indonesia for the past years, where she was developing her skills and teaching underwater photography. After seeing how many divers struggle with getting good pictures, she has developed this comprehensive online course to share her knowledge and experience with other ocean lovers.


This course covers everything you need to know to start creating outstanding underwater images.

In this online course, Romina shows you the exact steps of how she creates unique underwater pictures, and how you can do it, too.


With the help of examples, clear instructions, and practical assignments, you will not only get to learn the theory but get into the action with your camera on your next dives.


After completing this course, you will understand how to read light and use it in your images.

You will come back from your dives with better underwater pictures. Pictures that you are proud to share.

Every dive is unique. Every dive is worth being remembered. Be ready.

Underwater photography course

Are you ready to level up your underwater photo skills?

Make sure you are ready for your next dives! Because you never know what you will find down there, and your bottom time is limited.


Sign up for the course and come back from your next dives with pictures that you are proud to share!


What is included in the course?

The course contains 5 exciting modules. You will get video lessons, additional learning materials, and practicals assignments so you can practice everything you’ve learned with your own camera.
We cover all important topics for underwater photography: starting with understanding your camera and the settings, over equipment (such as lenses, strobes, accessories), understanding light and learning how to shoot in different light conditions, macro photography, wide-angle photography, composition, adopting a mindset that will help you succeed and even post-processing your pictures! My goal in creating this course was to give you all the essentials you need to take your underwater photography to the next level!

I'm not diving at the moment. Is it worth starting the course already?

Absolutely! Think about it this way: by starting the course before your next dive trip you can make sure that you will be ready!

Even if it still take a while before you will go on your next trip, you can start practicing on land with the dry assignments and get to know your camera better. This will help you when underwater as well.

Plus you get lifetime access to all contents, so you can easily rewatch some of the modules shortly before your trip if you like.

How do I get access to the course?

After you registered and paid you will receive an email with the access link to the course and you can start learning straight away.

I have a small compact camera. Does that work?

Yes! Any camera from a compact camera up will do.

Ideally, it will have a manual mode that you can shoot in.

If you have the Olympus TG-6, you do not have a full manual mode, however you can still adjust your settings (and I will show you how).

How long do I have access to the course contents?

You get unlimited access. This means, you can always come back and re-watch the modules if you like (e.g. shortly before your next dive trip).

I just started scuba diving and only have a few dives. is this course right for me?

If you want to start underwater photography, you first need to be comfortable in the water (with your scuba diving skills). If you have just started diving, please make sure first that you are completely comfortable in the water and that you have good buoyancy skills, before you pick up underwater photography.

It is hard to give an exact number, because everybody learns differently. However, I recommend having no less than 40 dives.

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