Workshop | 1-on-1 Underwater Photography Classes with Grant Thomas

Workshop | 1-on-1 Underwater Photography Classes with Grant Thomas

Direct interaction with a photo pro is the fastest and easiest way to make dramatic improvements in your skills. 

Ambassador Grant Thomas has been internationally recognized for his work, most recently being announced as a finalist in "Wrecks of the World" and "Best 5 Images" categories in the 2020 Underwater World ShootOut.

Award Winning shot copyright Grant Thomas Ikelite housing

An award winning split shot taken at sunset in Tonga. Photo © 2020 Grant Thomas

Grant offers personalized classes on all aspects of  photography and videography. Sessions can take place over Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, or in person (within the United Kingdom). Each session is planned with you in advance and tailored to meet your exact needs. Sample topics include:

Photography Techniques

Comprehensive instruction on techniques from basic to advanced. Grant runs on location photography workshops throughout the year in a variety of exotic locations and loves sharing his knowledge with others.

Post Processing

Using programs including Adobe® Lightroom, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro to get the most out of your images and video. Grant can help you with your entire workflow, from taking photos to importing, processing, and uploading.

Swans in Loch Lomond Copyright Grant Thomas Ikelite Housing

One of Grant's signature images, a pair of swans searching for food on Loch Lomond, Scotland. Photo © 2020 Grant Thomas

Advice on Equipment Purchases

Being an underwater photographer can be tough on the luggage allowance, so it's important to choose the right gear. Grant can share his years of experience working with a range of camera equipment both above water and underwater.

Selecting Images for Print or Competition

Grant has picked up a number of international awards for his images including being named British Underwater Photographer of the Year in 2018. Grant can critique your picks or help you to select the right images from your portfolio for printing, publishing, magazine editorials, or competition submissions.

Career Development and Social Media

Marketing yourself is key! Grant can share his professional knowledge of the industry with advice on how to work with magazines, ground operators, agencies, sponsors, brands, and much more. There are many great photographers in the world but getting paid for your work is another ball game entirely.

Wreck Copyright 2020 Grant Thomas Ikelite Housing

A 2020 finalist in the Wrecks of the World category of the Underwater World ShootOut. Photo © 2020 Grant Thomas

Tailored to Fit

Each session is pre-planned to meet your needs and billed on an hourly rate with discounts available with bookings of 3 hours or more. Spaces are limited so book as early as possible to reserve the time that works best for you. Contact Grant for availability.


Ikelite Ambassador Grant ThomasAmbassador Grant Thomas left Scotland with a degree in Engineering and a desire to travel. His travels developed into a passion for photography, a PADI SCUBA Instructor certification, and an underwater housing. Since then he's established himself as an award-winning underwater photographer including a distinction as British Underwater Photographer of the Year in 2018. He now works as a freelance photographer and expedition guide, leading tours and workshops to encounter and photograph animals like humpback whales and orcas. Read more...


Additional Reading

Tonga Underwater with Humpback Whales and Grant Thomas

British Photography Awards 2020 Shortlist

Behind the Shot: DEEP Indonesia Best of Show Over-Under

Planning a Trip to Tonga to Swim with Humpback Whales

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