Posts with the tag “underwater-photographer”
Matty Smith: In Two Worlds
September 15th, 2022
I like to think that ingenuity and engineering can combine with skill and a little bit of luck to create an image that no one has ever seen before....
Shooter: David Doubilet
August 22nd, 2022
Film was always the “big casino,” especially the way we shoot at National Geographic. We’d shoot and shoot and shoot, and then send the unprocessed film to Washington to be processed, only to have an ...
March 26th, 2022
Sargassum is a floating, golden-brown macroalgae with pearl-sized air bladders that resemble grapes buoying thick leaves. Wind and waves weave together the leaves to form large, nearly impenetrable ma...
Answering the Call
November 25th, 2021
In Wild Seas, his new book published by National Geographic, Thomas Peschak ponders his career path: “My life as a National Geographic photographer has been socially isolating, emotionally exhausting ...
Photography in the Plimsoll Interface
November 23rd, 2021
Underwater photographers sometimes refer to the narrow water zone where a subject splits the surface as the Plimsoll interface. Opportunities abound here for dynamic shots achieved by angling the came...
6 Simple Steps to Perfect Wide-Angle Lighting
September 5th, 2021
The reason we use a wide angle lense or wet wide-angle lenses is to get as close to our subject as possible to light it well. This doesn’t mean trying to get an entire reef or wreck into the shot, but...
Diving in a Time Capsule
August 2nd, 2021
Known as Shipwreck Alley, this area has unpredictable weather, strong winds, dense fog and rocky shoals that have sent many ships to the lake bottom. Collisions, fires and ice have also contributed to...
Shooting in a Turbid Environment
July 29th, 2021
Turbid water may not appear brown or green from the surface — in many cases the water looks entirely different once we drop in and begin the dive. All water is turbid to some degree. Understanding wha...
How to Take Great Photos of Divers
June 12th, 2021
Get your buoyancy right before you take your camera underwater. You cannot take photos if you are flapping around trying to stay afloat or if you are constantly inflating and deflating your BCD. If yo...
Macro Photography 101 with Kate Jonker - Part 2
May 13th, 2021
In Part 2 of Macro underwater photography we discuss lighting options, composition, and equipment that will help you get the best out of you underwater photography...
Macro Photography 101 with Kate Jonker - Part 1
May 7th, 2021
Macro photography is a great way to show the textures and details of your subject. Try to shoot in manual! Get out of that “underwater” or “auto” mode and take control of your camera! The more you ca...
Cristina Mittermeier: Commitment to Conservation
March 4th, 2021
Photographer Cristina Mittermeier’s social media posts have insightful captions that reveal her deep commitment to ocean ecology issues. Telling stories that inspire, engage and ultimately motivate ac...
Out of the Blue
May 10th, 2020
People take pictures to render a scene with a literal perspective or as a medium to translate an abstract concept or feeling. I have spoken to photographer friends, read articles, and written many wor...
The Art of the Underwater Selfie
May 6th, 2020
By Ivana Orlovic Kranjcivana.photographyAlert Diver MagazineI think photography is the most powerful way to promote the amazing underwaterworld to nondivers. I started taking underwater selfies to cle...
The Paper Nautilus
September 5th, 2019
Paper nautiluses, also known as argonauts, come to the surface at night to mate and to trap air in their shells to use for buoyancy....
Images from the Edge
July 13th, 2019
Her path to this unusual niche in the underwater imaging pantheon began as an 11-year-old child in landlocked Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her dad helped her set up her first saltwater aquarium, and she ...
Gordon Hiles - I am an Underwater Cameraman and Film Maker
April 16th, 2018
Underwater cameraman and film maker, Gordon Hiles tell us about his career. He is a DAN member....
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