Falmouth University Underwater Photography

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Falmouth University Underwater Photography

Underwater Photography – How it’s Done!

Thursday 23 June 2011 10.30 to 17.30
helen.richardson@falmouth.ac.uk or 01326 213703.

9.30am-4.30pm, Thursday 23 June
The Old Chapel Lecture Theatre, Tremough Campus

On Thursday 23 June, leading teacher of underwater photography, Martin Edge will address students in a talk entitled Underwater Photograph – How it’s Done! This has been organised through the BA(Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography course as the last of a series for this term.

Martin Edge is known as a leading teacher of underwater photography, and his own book The Underwater Photographer is regarded by some as being close to a holy writ. www.edgeunderwaterphotography.com

This will be an informative technical workshop for every level of underwater photographer.

This event is open to all students who must sign up to attend on the Photography Centre page of the learning space. For additional information please contact Helen Richardson helen.richardson@falmouth.ac.uk or 01326 213703.


  • National and international placements
  • Extensive connections to agencies and conservation/wildlife trusts
  • Professional facilities and equipment free to loan
  • Syndication opportunities with picture agency Rex Features
  • Paid opportunities at our in house photo agency
  • Optional expeditions to destinations such as Iceland, Borneo and the Red Sea

How the course is taught

You’ll be taught by practising photographers and scientists through a combination of field trips, technical workshops, photography and scientific excursions, lectures, seminars and tutorials. This includes an optional underwater program with dive tuition and regional photo shoots to key international destinations.

Course outline

BA(Hons) Marine & Natural History Photography challenges you to extend your skills as a communicator using photography, words and moving image. Blending professional practice with theoretical knowledge, the course enables you to develop a critical understanding of two allied spheres that offer fascinating career opportunities.

Practical exposure and skills tuition play a figurative role in the course, while our dedicated staff encourage you to harness placement and project opportunities. In recent years these have seen students assist documenting climate change in Norwegian glaciers and spend three months in the Ecuadorian rainforest conducting research with American scientists.