liquid motion underwater photo film academy cozumel PRIVATE UNDERWATER PHOTO & FILM SCHOOL
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Customized, Professional Underwater Photography Courses, Underwater Camera Training and Photographic Instruction focusing on creativity and art, taught one-on-one, by acclaimed, award-winning Industry Masters at Liquid Motion Underwater Photography School Cozumel

1 DAY - $645

"The philosophy of the Academy was different than anything I’ve ever experienced.  You explained working with a camera in a way that was so easy to understand.  The underwater work was so much fun and enlightening.... Thank you, thank you, thank you, for an incredible experience! It will be with me forever! I can’t wait to come back and work with you again..."
(Pec Indman)


Learn to make great underwater photos, fast, with private instruction tailored and customised to your experience, needs and goals. Get away from the crowds. Dive with renowned Photographer Guy Chaumette, who will work with you one-on-one, assisting with camera equipment topside and below, finding subjects, setting up shots, positioning, composition, and helping you get the best out of your camera. By-pass hours of wasted dive time - instead get top-notch photography guidance and learn how to make awesome photos directly, from one of the best Underwater Photographers in the world.

One of the primary post editing skills for underwater photography is colour correction, and often colours need different adjustments in different areas of the picture. After your dives, discover Photoshop interface and workflow. Work with colour correction, differential colour correction, and depth of field using masking layers. Getting the perfect shot using modern digital crop sensor cameras is not easy. Learn basic, fundamental techniques to control it all, post-dive.



Ready to reach the next level, pursue your passion, rekindle the excitement, be inspired? This is for you. Master your equipment, so it responds perfectly to your vision. Sharpen your skills. Learn to understand, use and manipulate light, and breathe emotion into your shots. Experiment with angles, and positioning. Capture unique expressions, feelings and behaviour. Be creative. Be inspired. One-on-one, private, tailored instruction, on land and underwater.

Post-dive, after colour balance, a primary concern with underwater photography is how to 'clean a photo' and make it perfect. Learn to get rid of backscatter using different editing tools. Understand Lightroom, and the workflow between Lightroom & Photoshop. Discover how to salvage two or more ‘not so good' pictures, by blending them into a one really awesome photograph.



Focusing on subjects you personally want to master, this is about thinking outside the box. Explore colours, textures, patterns. Warm and cold. Move away from fish ID, into emotions, feelings, and a uniquely creative realm. Make engaging photographs, develop your own artistic style.

Did you ever shoot a picture, but something was badly placed in your shot? Do you need to bring a photo back to life? Try image restoration, remove unwanted elements and reconstruct the photo underneath. Learn to manipulate light, shadows and forms to enhance your photography, reinforce emotion and trigger feelings in the viewer. Make your photo art. One-on-one Workshop, topside and underwater, with world-famous Photographer, customised and tailored to your personal interests, wishes and goals.



The cost is US$625 and includes:

Free consultation and personal work assessment, prior to arrival.
All course, media, or production materials, technology fees, and other associated costs except as noted.
Guaranteed private, one-on-one, customised instruction with a globally renowned, award-winning Photographer/Filmmaker.
VIP greeting and assistance on arrival in Cozumel.
Transfers to/from dive departure points, and to/from The Academy.


VAT: Mexico requires that fees are subject to 16% VA T.

Diving: Dive costs are additional. Liquid Motion Academy works with the best dive operators in Cozumel and will arrange diving for you. A days diving, which includes 2 boat dives on 2 different Cozumel reefs in the Marine Park, air tanks & weights is $96.

Luxury Private charter: For super privacy, flexibility and luxurious, custom-made dive itineraries, The Academy can provide a privately chartered boat. Just you, your Mentor, your boat, your Captain.
A days VIP private charter is $500 and includes 2 dives on customised, carefully selected reefs, to fit your preferred diving style, goals and experience, air tanks & weights.

There is a Cozumel Marine Park Protection fee of $3 per day.


Students and guests should bring their own camera equipment, or otherwise advise us if rental is required.

It is recommended to bring a laptop and/or tablet with course-specific or recommended software installed. This will serve as a personal workstation during courses, and allow for 'out of hours' creative growth and development.

Bookings are fully payable in advance; a deposit of 50% reserves and confirms space, with the balance due 14 days prior to the start of the program or course. Payment is guaranteed 100% fully refundable up to 21 days prior to the course, and 50% refundable up to 14 days prior.

All programs and diving are professionally provided by Liquid Motion's acclaimed, award-winning National Geographic Photographer/Filmmakers, Guy & Anita Chaumette. The world-renowned team are Marine Specialists and Experts in Underwater Photography & Film, with a lifetime experience as Cinematographers, Photographers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, Authors, Fish Behaviourists, Marine Biologists & Underwater Imaging Instructors. Master Dive Instructors & Rebreather specialists, Guy and Anita have over 30 years experience and an expert knowledge of 5-star diving, dive itinerary planning, and professional luxury guiding for super yachts, VIPs and individuals all over the world. All programs are one-on-one, private instruction, unless otherwise noted.

The Academy team is here to answer any questions you may have, make your enrolment as straightforward and stress-free as possible, and guide you on taking the first step towards realising your dream.

Whether Filmmaking, Photography or Editing, this is where things happen. Please contact us, to discuss your goals, and together we will customise the perfect package to suit your personal needs.

Thank you for choosing Liquid Motion Academy.