Underwater Photography Masterclass

Author: Alexander Mustard

Publisher: Ammonite Press

ISBN: 9781781452226

Category: Underwater photography

Page: 192

View: 4253

There is an astonishing world just waiting to be photographed underwater. With marine biologist Dr Alexander Mustard as your guide you can learn all you need to know to explore the amazing creatures and landscapes that lie beneath the surface. From information about diving equipment and cameras, to crucial advice on understanding and controlling light underwater, this book provides all the background you need before you take the plunge. Topics covered include wide-angle light, macro lighting, ambient light and macro techniques

The Underwater Photographer

Author: Martin Edge

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136098615

Category: Photography

Page: 480

View: 5875

The award-winning third edition of 'The Underwater Photographer' dragged the topic kicking and screaming in to the digital age and with the fully updated fourth edition highly respected photographer and tutor Martin Edge takes you deeper in to the world of Underwater Photography. Practical examples take you step-by-step through the basic techniques from photographing shipwrecks, divers, marine life and abstract images to taking photographs at night. Brand new chapters cover not only highly specialist Underwater Photography techniques such as low visibility/greenwater photography, but also the digital workflow needed to handle your images using the latest software such as Lightroom. Packed with breathtaking images and an easy to read style honed from over twenty years of diving photography courses, this book is sure to both educate and inspire underwater photographers of all skill levels.

Advanced Underwater Photography

Techniques for Digital Photographers

Author: Larry Gates

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 160895255X

Category: Photography

Page: 127

View: 7934

Designed for photographers who already have strong diving skills and understand basic photographic techniques, this reference defines what advanced underwater photography is while teaching the skills necessary to create professional-quality images. Opening with a quick overview of the basics—such as exposure, focus, subject selection, and composition—the author then expands on each of these topics, showing the techniques pros use to achieve truly stunning images. A major factor in advancing beyond the basic level of underwater photography is moving from a point-and-shoot or semi-adjustable camera to using a full-featured digital SLR camera. The myriad equipment choices available when making this transition—including cameras, lenses, underwater housings, and the lighting units designed to be used with them—are explained, as are their respective advantages and shortcomings. Because both beginning and advanced underwater photographers can have equipment-related issues, a trouble-shooting section is included to ensure that minor equipment problems won’t ruin a costly dive trip.

The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography

Author: Larry Gates

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1584283106

Category: Photography

Page: 126

View: 9584

Simplifying the seemingly difficult and expensive art of underwater photography, this accessible investigation outlines the four elements of success: focus, exposure, composition, and subject. Beginning with an overview of necessary diving skills, this survey reviews these four categories in detail, depicting how to obtain superior results even without the latest and greatest equipment. Maintenance and first-aid tactics are presented as well, reducing the chance of disappointing malfunctions during a dive. Also covered is the importance of developing a photography plan beforehand—both for the safety of the divers and the protection of the underwater environment. Concluding with post-shoot techniques for choosing the best frames, cropping photos for printing, and the top methods of presentation, this examination demonstrates how underwater images can be used to share the world of diving while promoting important conservation efforts.

Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users

A step-by-step Guide to Taking Professional Quality Photos with a Point-and-shoot Camera

Author: Maria Munn

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781118345559

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 1254

Be inspired to take the underwater photographs you have always dreamed of using a compact camera 'Book of the Year' Diver Magazine Designed to help the beginner and the more advanced digital compact camera users, Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users promises to inspire both snorkelers and divers to achieve fabulous underwater photographs. Crammed with fantastic tips and photographs to illustrate the techniques, it delivers the expert advice without confusing the beginner or patronising the advanced user. Included in Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users: Choosing and caring for your camera underwater Understanding the settings on your camera Using accessories Underwater composition Lighting your subject underwater Natural light photography Downloading and sorting your images A special 'guest gallery' to inspire and show you how to capture the photographs you have always dreamed of

Underwater Photography

A Guide to Capturing the Mysteries of the Deep

Author: Trent Burkholder

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764342349

Category: Photography

Page: 159

View: 9030

Explore the underwater world of photography through this informative guide written in simple language, covering the technical, mechanical, and compositional factors that contribute to producing quality images. View 120 beautiful color photographs and 18 instructional images illustrating the successful use of the techniques described. Precise instructions are given for handling and maintaining an underwater camera, as well as how to choose from the many different types of equipment available. Learn about the historical pioneers in the fields of underwater exploration, photography, and oceanography. Included are descriptions of specific diving techniques that can result in improved photographic opportunities. Gain knowledge of animal behavior and ecology with an emphasis on safety and protection of the marine environment. This book is a must have for any scuba enthusiast, aspiring underwater photographer, or ocean lover.

Successful Underwater Photography

Author: Brian Skerry,Howard Hall

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 9780817459277

Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 3074

From fundamental principles of photographing marine life to making a living selling underwater photographs, this guide provides a wealth of practical advice, sure-fire strategies and tested tips for taking extraordinary photographs of elusive underwater subjects.

Secrets of the Seas

A Journey into the Heart of the Oceans

Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472927621

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 2243

Our seas are host to an extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, but much of it remains mysterious and great imagery is surprisingly hard to find. Alex Mustard is one of the world's leading underwater photographers and his images are so crisp and immediate that the animals seem to swim out of the water towards you. This beautiful book gathers together a selection of his award-winning images and a number of new ones to create a vivid picture of the seas and oceans and the animals that inhabit them, each chapter accompanied by a 1500 word essay and extended captions written by leading natural history writer, Professor Callum Roberts. The text addresses the issue of change in the oceans along with tales of oceanography, marine life and human history in the seas and aims to help the reader to get to know the oceans, understand how marine animals live their lives and how they have, are and may well adapt to change.

Glass and Water

The Essential Guide to Freediving for Underwater Photography

Author: Mark Harris

Publisher: Dived Up Publications

ISBN: 1909455105

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 7313

Glass and Water is the first book on underwater photography for freedivers. With contributions from expert underwater photographers this book teaches the skills, knowledge and equipment necessary to successfully pursue underwater photography without scuba gear. Rather than seeking to replace books on underwater photography, Glass and Water focuses on freediving techniques, equipment and photo opportunities. By carefully choosing or adapting freediving and photographic equipment some early hurdles can be avoided. Using appropriate freediving techniques can increase the length of time available for taking photographs underwater. And by being aware of the possibilities, frustrations can be avoided and good subjects sought out. Includes photos and/or contributions from Fred Buyle, Sue Flood, Danny Kessler, Dr Anne-Marie Kitchen-Wheeler, Laura Storm, Andrew Sutton, Shane Wasik, and a Foreword by Dan Bolt. Contents include: Foreword by Dan Bolt; Free­diving Equipment for Underwater Photo­graphy; Photographic Equipment; Underwater Photography Basics; Challenges and Opportunities for Freedivers; Lungcraft; Finning; Descents and Ascents; Neutral Buoyancy; Hydrodynamics; Safety; Creature by Creature; A Virtual Dive; Behind the Lens. Plus a Glossary of key terms. Reviews ‘A very informative book which will help freedivers improve their images… The nicest surprise for me was the “Virtual Dive” chapter. This chapter alone was worth the price of the book… Glass and Water is obviously aimed at freedivers but scuba divers would also benefit from the content of this book': UWP magazine. ‘It’s most unlikely that you’ll come away without learning something brand new and innovative… I’m very impressed indeed’: Martin Edge. (Read Martin’s full review of Glass and Water here). ‘Glass and Water should be as essential as a pair of fins and a camera for underwater photographers. Mark shares his tremendous expertise … the methodical and well-illustrated techniques will benefit anyone wishing to produce great images in the sea’: Brian Skerry.

Diving the World

Author: Norbert Wu,Ken McAlpine

Publisher: Hugh Lauter Levin Assc

ISBN: 9780883635100

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 9349

The author culls images and data gathered from his dives around the globe to present the undrwater world in all its diversity--hammerhead sharks, schools of tropical fish, coral, kelp forests, and sea creatures of dizzying varieties, all found just a few feet beneath the surface.

A Nation at Play

25 Years of the Singapore Sports Council

Author: Chong Jin Chua

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789812049957

Category: Sports

Page: 118

View: 3305

Underwater Photography

Author: Tobias Friedrich

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1492015687

Category: Photography

Page: 216

View: 1330

Underwater photography is a fascinating pursuit for those who aspire to capture the magical world found within our oceans and bring it to the surface. In this book, award-winning photographer Tobias Friedrich teaches us how to create stunning underwater images, covering everything from the equipment needed, to creating powerful compositions, to processing the final image. He uses case studies to show how his own images were created, and provides detailed explanations for specific techniques that can be applied to your very next dive. The text is supported by images from some of the most beautiful diving areas on Earth. Also included are countless tips and tricks for the beginner and intermediate photographer. Topics include: Choosing the right equipment Composing your images Wide-angle photography Macro photography Image editing Case studies Diagrams of shooting positions An added bonus is the 22-page Guest Gallery featuring images by some of today's most recognized names in underwater photography, including Ernie Brooks, Alex Mustard, Richard Salas, Imran Ahmad, and Eric Cheng. The abundance of breathtaking underwater images contained in this book is sure to inspire you to plan your next dive. Foreword by Ernie Brooks.

Digital Photography Masterclass

Advanced Techniques for Creating Perfect Pictures

Author: Tom Ang

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780241241257

Category: Image processing

Page: 360

View: 1664

Learn to take photos like a professional with Tom Ang's masterclass. This one-on-one guide covers every aspect of digital photography to help you improve your skills, develop your eye and take control of your camera. Learn to take better pictures and be a better photographer by finding out how to imagine the results you want before achieving them. This edition is fully updated to include all the latest equipment and software

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Author: Ali Bin Thalith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908337290


Page: 180

View: 3192

From 'Swimming with Giants' to 'The God of Small Things', six chapters portray the inspiration qualities of marine life.

Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die

Diving Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613120575

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 910

The earth’s oceans hold many wondrous surprises—be they the small, colorful “critters” off the coast of Papua New Guinea, opportunistic red demon squids in the Sea of Cortes, or naval wrecks in the lagoon of Bikini Atoll. In Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die Chris Santella has invited diving experts from around the world to share some of their favorite destinations, so ardent divers can experience these underwater wonders for themselves—either on location in their SCUBA gear, or at home in their armchair. The fifth in Santella’s bestselling “Fifty Places” series, the book takes divers from hot-spot destinations like Raja Ampat (off the coast of West Guinea) to old Caribbean favorites like Grand Cayman Isles. Readers will swim among whale sharks off Myanmar, befriend wolf eels off the coast of Maine, and marvel at the giant mola mola of Lembognan, Indonesia. These wonderful creatures—plus the brilliant coral reefs that often provide their backdrop—are captured in 40 gorgeous color photos from the world’s greatest underwater photographers. And for readers who want to travel to these breathtaking locales, Santella provides complete “If You Go” suggestions to help you plan your trip.