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.
Underwater photography is a challenging discipline. To capture an underwater world of glorious colours, extraordinary creatures and mysterious depths, you must have confidence in your diving abilities and be very comfortable with your camera. This practical book explains and offers advice to the reader on both the art and the science involved in capturing stunning underwater shots. Contents include: Advice on the equipment you will need to get the most from your underwater photography; Descriptions of underwater habitats and animal behaviour; Guidance on how to be a responsible photographer; Direction and assistance on topics including composition, natural and artificial lighting, exposure and underwater conditions. Superbly illustrated with 206 stunning colour photographs.
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.
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.
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.