Photography Courses

Courses run and created by Tracey herself.

It is possible to take a course with Tracey in person. However if this is not an option for you then downloadable PDF versions of the courses and Online Portfolio Reviews are also available.

Tracey’s experience includes a degree in photography, more than 10 years of shooting pictures above the water, and 5 years underwater. She has won awards on underwaterphotography.com and Silenty 4. You can find examples of her work published on the underwater photography guide and a selections of dive shop and resort websites. 

 

 

 

Face to Face Courses

These are designed to be personal, flexible and suited to all levels of photographers. During dive Tracey will not bring her camera, just a slate and pencil. This ensures the attention is on the student and helping them to get the best possible pictures.

 

1 Day Course – 2 Dives

 underwater photographer

A simple course designed to cover the basics of underwater photography in just 1 day.

You will start the day by looking through pictures you have taken before, discussing what you would like to learn and how to do that. Tracey will use examples of her own work and other photographers to show you what can be done.

Before diving you will go through cleaning and care for both the camera and housing.

On the first dive you will look at exposure and white balance.

Dive 2 you can concentrate on composition.

The day will finish with a final image review and discussion of what you have learnt.

1 day – 2 dives – 1,700,000IDR – +/- US$130

Enquire Here 

 

 

3 Day Course – 5 dives

 

underwater photographer

A longer course of 3 days for those looking to not just cover the basics but also work on some special areas of their choice.

Day one starts by looking through pictures you have taken before and discussing what you would like to learn and how to do that. Tracey will use examples of her own work and other photographers to show you what can be done.

Before diving you will go through cleaning and care for both the camera and housing.

You will only do one dive on the first day. During this dive you will look at exposure and white balance. After the dive there will be a debriefing session.

In the afternoon Tracey will spend a couple of hours teaching you how to use Adobe Lightroom.

Day 2 you will do two dives; the first will look at composition. The second will be the first of the 3 specialty dives which you complete on the third day.

At the end of each day there will be a photo review session.

For the speciality courses you can choose from the following list:

  • Manual exposure
  • Composition
  • Focus
  • White balance
  • Wide angle
  • Macro
  • Fish
  • Photographing divers
  • Strobe use
  • Larger marine life
  • Wrecks
  • Shooting upwards & silhouettes
  • Close focus wide angle
  • Drift dive
  • Low visibility
  • Working as Underwater Photographer
  • Underwater video basics
  • Camera Care
  • Over under shots
  • Super macro
  • Using wet lenses
  • Night dive
  • Raw vs Jpeg
  • Any other area of your choice

3 days – 5 dives – 4,750,000IDR +/- US$365

Enquire Here 

 

 

Adobe Lightroom – 1/2 Day

 
lightroom screen shot

Editing photos is something which every photographer should do. It provides the opportunity to turn a good photo into something great and using Adobe Lightroom this is very simple.

By splitting the course into three sections it becomes a great introduction to how Lightroom works.

  • First of all Importing and Organizing your photos.
  • Editing techniques.
  • Finally Exporting for Various Mediums.

As a result of completing the course you will have a more general idea of what Lightroom can do. Most importantly you will have the knowledge to continue experimenting by yourself and find your own way of working with the application.

1/2 day – 1,000,000IDR +/-US$75

Enquire Here 

 

 

Photo Review – 1/2 hour

 
leaf scorpionfish

Photo reviews are great for those who want some feedback but don’t have much time or money to spare.

It can be a complete portfolio review or just a couple of pictures from your last dive. We will go through them and Tracey will show where she think you can improve, offering tips and advice.

It is often a good idea to take one of the speciality courses after the review to learn more about the areas you need to improve.

1/2 hour – 150,000IDR +/-US$10

Enquire Here

 

 

Specialty Courses

 
Seahorse on the sand

If you are having a problem with a certain area of your photography or just want to explore something new, this is the perfect course to spend some time focusing on it.

It can be with or without a dive.

If you choose to do the dive you will start by going through cleaning and care for both the camera and housing, followed by the theory part of the course. Tracey will select a dive site suitable to the speciality. After the dive you will have a debriefing session.

Without the dive it is just the theory session.

Some of the areas you can cover include:

  • Manual exposure
  • Composition
  • Focus
  • White balance
  • Wide angle
  • Macro
  • Fish
  • Photographing divers
  • Strobe use
  • Larger marine life
  • Wrecks
  • Shooting upwards & silhouettes
  • Close focus wide angle
  • Drift dive
  • Low visibility
  • Working as Underwater Photographer
  • Underwater video basics
  • Camera Care
  • Over under shots
  • Super macro
  • Using wet lenses
  • Night dive
  • Raw vs Jpeg
  • Any other area of your choice

If you are not sure which area you would like to focus on then it is a good idea to start with a Photo Review, then Tracey can help you to decide what would be best suited to your needs.

Theory sessions 300,000IDR +/- US$20 per hour (some areas take 1/2 hour some can take more than 1 hour)

Theory and 1 dive 1,000,000IDR +/-US$76

Enquire Here 

 

If you have any questions or would like to change the plan to suit your needs please send a Message

About the Location

Tracey runs the courses in conjunction with dive schools situated in the quiet town of Amed, East Bali. Here you will find shallow sheltered bays full of coral with perfect conditions for the new photographer. Or for the more adventurous there is a selection of drift dives, a small wreck and muck diving sites.

Tulamben is just a 30 minute drive away. Here you can dive and photograph the famous U.S.A.T Liberty Wreck.

Trips to Nusa Penida will give you the chance to see the Manta rays and Mola Mola.

Amed is also the perfect location to work on your surface photos. There is many small bays surrounded by rolling hills, and the summit of Mt Agung in the background.

Local Attractions close to Amed include, Ugung water palace, Luang Prabang temple, and Tirti Ganga.

 

Accommodation

Throughout Amed are plenty of resorts catering to all types of traveller. We can pick you up from any of these resorts. For more advice on this please send a Message.

 

 

 

 

PDF Courses

For many people, visiting Bali is not an option. To solve this problem Tracey is re-writing her courses as downloadable PDF files. They contain in depth knowledge of the chosen subject, example images, bullet point lists and subsections. The courses are easy to follow and make a good reference material to find information quickly.

The benefits of PDF files that you can save the file to your phone, tablet or computer. If you prefer something physical it is also easy to print out. Later on your dive trip you can refer to this document with no need for an internet connection.

New courses will be released each month so be sure to check back regularly or sign up to the Newsletter to get updates directly to your email.

If there is something you would like to have a course about or if you have and questions about these course please send a Message.

 

Underwater Camera Care

 

Raw vs Jpeg

 

Adobe Lightroom – Part 1

 

Adobe Lightroom – Part 2

 

View more Courses here

 

 

Online Portfolio Reviews

Bee on Flower

 

Do you have some photos you would like to get a professional opinion on? Any pictures you have taken above or below the water, from anywhere in the world, and no matter how old; Tracey is more than happy to have a look at them.

 

How does it work?

Submit up to 5 images for just $20. Within 5 days from your submissions you will receive an email from Tracey, with a detailed explanation of her thoughts on your images. It will include highlighting any problems in the images from lighting and composition through to white balance and focus. Suggestions of solutions to these problems and tips on other ways to improve your photographic technique and suggestions for photographic courses will be provided. Tracey will rank the photos in the order of her favourites.

Click on the Buy Now button below. You will be redirected to Paypal to complete the $20 payment. After payment is complete you will taken to a page where you can fill in your details and upload your photos. The files need to be in Jpeg format and between 1MB and 20MB.

Submit up to 5 images for just $20 just click buy now:

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendations

 

Please have a read through the following recommendations for photography courses with Tracey Jones.

Donovan Tyler

Donovan participated in a few specialty courses with me. Due to his limitation of time I combined exposure, focus, strobe position and raw vs jpeg into one hour. Focusing on just the key elements relevant to Donovan.

For our second lesson Donovan wanted to learn about Adobe Lightroom. Again he only had one hour to spend on this, so we went through the Lightroom app. In addition I provided material for the full Lightroom course to read once he was back home in Hawaii.

This is what he had to say:
“I would like to recommend Tracey Jones as a photography instructor.

In preparation for my recent trip to Bali I bought a new underwater camera.

This camera required more in-depth knowledge about Photography principles than I had and even after taking a PADI Underwater Photography course, I still was not quite clear about correct F-stop / aperture settings, shutter speed,ISO,  lighting and strobe placement and other skills.

Sitting with Tracey for 1 hour cleared so much of my understanding of these topics up for me.  She is very good at setting a pace for learning , exactly from where I was at and her written materials on these subject (her own course literature) had such concise wording and graphical examples that I left that 1st hour much better prepared for the next day of diving and UW photography.

I sat with her for another hour a few days later and we reviewed my pictures and she gave me good feedback about their composition, focus, lighting etc..  but the topic of that session was Adobe Lightroom and she showed me the basics of the software in such an approachable way that I left very confident that I could refine my images for presentation.  Again, her course material on Lightroom was the take-away gem for it proved very valuable in teaching me other aspects of the software and as reference material for my photo editing work.

I highly recommend Tracey Jones for any coaching or photography education work!

Regards, -Donovan Tyler”

 

These are a couple of Donovan’s images which we worked on during the course.
Copyright Donovan Tyler
Copyright Donovan Tyler
Copyright Donovan Tyler
Copyright Donovan Tyler