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POTW #348: Black and White
Location: Red Sea
Description: back lighted blenny
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Ever wonder about the photographer’s process in capturing Olympic water sports such as swimming and diving? A recently published New York Times article describes just that and features veteran Getty Images photographers Al Bello, Clive Rose, and Adam Pretty.
Bello, Rose, and Pretty describe their individual techniques in trying to capture that coveted shot and talk about the challenges they face like space and time constraints as well as various hazards of the field such as leaking camera housings ...
If you want to try your hand at underwater photography just like Annette Price then there’s no need to hold your breath on what gear is on offer to get you started. Here’s PM’s guide to the best underwater cameras and accessories when taking the plunge.
Panasonic Lumix TS3
For the deep sea divers out there this 12MP camera can certainly handle 40 leagues under the sea as it can be taken 40ft beneath water. Shooting up to 310 images on a single battery charge with 4x optical zoom you’ll be sure ...
The British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) held the British Underwater Photography Championship in Plymouth, UK on Saturday 14 July. The event, which has been running for over 40 years, attracted 39 photographers from all over the UK and Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon was on-hand to capture all the action. As a splash-in, all contestants had one day to capture images, and then to submit their best images for judging.
Congratulations to all the entrants and winners, with especial congratulations ...The British Underwater Photography Championship
The British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) are holding the annual British Underwater Photography Championship also known as "the Splash-in", at Plymouth, UK on Saturday 14 July. Categories for the contest include Marine Life, Mankind in the Sea, Humorous and a theme category which will be announced on 13 July. The judging and results will be announced at the Hotel Mount Batten, Plymouth on the evening of 14 July. BSoUP invites all underwater photographers to participate, whether they ...The British Underwater Photography Championship 2012
NIKON RUMORSIntro Since the termination of the Nikonos series of underwater cameras in 2001, Nikon has not invested or contributed to using its cameras underwater. This led to the rise of the "digital camera in a housing" concept and the majority of cameras used underwater these days are actually standard digital cameras with a dedicated housing. [...] Related posts: The first underwater housing for Nikon Coolpix P7100 (Fantasea FP7100) Fantasea FP7000: underwater housing for Nikon Coolpix P7000 Underwater housings ... Guest post: Using the Nikon P7000/P7100 for underwater photography
You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take up underwater photography. Tourists, snorkelers, and recreational divers alike have taken an interest in it as a hobby and have taken excellent shots using inexpensive underwater cameras. All it takes is a little practice and, of course, a penchant for being underwater. Yes, pulling off some of those incredible deep-ocean shots requires a lot of formal diving training–please, don’t try it without training – underwater photography can be enjoyed ...Getting Started With Underwater Photography
PETAPIXELHaving just mentioned National Geographic , it’s appropriate that we’re featuring a photographer whose work has been used in the magazine many times over. is certainly one of the greatest underwater photographers in the world, and his work in both fresh and salt water, in both black and white and color, really leaves one breathless. These photographs are no accident either. Although the digital age of photography has made it possible for him to take photographs he only dreamed of before, according ... Stunning Underwater Photography
Our friends over at Wetpixel have announced an exciting event: a video web chat session featuring some of the top members of the underwater photography community as guests.
On Tuesday June 5, Wetpixel will be hosting a Google+ “Live Video Hangout” with Alex Mustard, Backscatter’s Berkley White, WP editor Adam Hanlon, Eric Cheng, and Reef Photo & Video’s Ryan Canon.
“We'll chat about exciting new camera gear that photographers are using underwater (some of which we are in the process of reviewing), ...
PDN FEATURESPDN speaks with the Getty Images staff photographer about covering home foreclosures in the U.S. The Year in Photography: John Moore on the Housing Crisis
Neville Coleman, a name synonymous with with marine naturalist, peacefully passed away today, according to a post from his Facebook account.
If you have ever tried to I.D. a marine animal, chances are you've come across one of Neville's books. His passion for underwater photography and the ocean fueled one of the most impressive careers of any underwater photographer, which included over 45 years of
underwater exploration, photographing over 450 new species of marine life, authoring over ...
It’s hot off the keyboard! The latest issue of Underwater Photography Magazine (UWPM) is now available as a download from the magazine’s website.
Issue 66 (May/June) includes destination overviews of Tiger Beach and Nova Scotia wrecks; as well as technique articles by Mark Webster, Rob Cuss and Tunc Yavuzdogan. There is also a preview of the latest equipment—Ikelite 800 housings, Nauticam NA-GX1 for Panasonic GX1, Nauticam NA-D800 for Nikon D800, the Backscatter Custom GoPro housing and so much more! ...Latest Issue of Underwater Photography Magazine Now Available
ROB GALBRAITHLENS, The New York Times photo blog features a nice gallery and story on David Doubilet's underwater photography. NYT LENS: features top-notch underwater photography
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOLAre you a blogger? A recent poll here on dPS identified that 32% of our readers are photo bloggers – so we thought this competition on our sister site – ProBlogger – might be right up your alley. The competition is a great one – 10 bloggers from around the world will win trips to spend a few days on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland Australia. You’ll spend time seeing the amazing beauty of the region – with plenty of opportunity to get some stunning shots – meet some other great bloggers and ... Are You a Photography Blogger? WIN 1 of 10 Trips to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia #Qldblog
By Bill Fisher
The Blue shark is one of the most distinct sharks in the sea.
With their long, slender bodies, large eyes and extremely long pectoral fins, it is hard to mistake them for anything else. They are pelagic sharks, constantly roaming the vast open ocean. Spending their lives migrating over great distances, they’re found worldwide from temperate to tropical waters.
Once In A Blue Moon - Blue Shark Underwater Photography At Night
At first glance, it becomes obvious as to how the Blue shark got its name. They often appear bluer than the name they bare. ...
The 2012 British Underwater Photography Championship will take place on Saturday 14 July, 2012 at Mount Batten, Plymouth, UK. It is a "splash-in"/photosub style competition. The annual event is hosted by the British Society of Underwater Photographers and will be run on similar lines to the 2011 contest with similar rules, although the organizers are planning a few changes to the rule structure.British Underwater Photography Championship announced
Editor's Note: These selected tips are from a presentation Daniel Botelho gave on behalf of DPG at DEMA 2011 as part of the Image Resource Center's presentation series. We highly advise dropping everything you are doing at taking a look at 12 minutes of the world's most extreme underwater photography in Daniel's slideshow. Below are some excerpts that will get you on your way to chasing that elusive extreme underwater photograph.
By Daniel Botelho
Extreme underwater photography is beautiful because ...Extreme Underwater Photography Tips
Most underwater photographers love both macro and wide angle, but let's face it, it's a much different experience to photograph a giant manta or humpback than a nudibranch. The difficulty with big animals, however, is that they don't always cooperate. Their occurrence is unpredictable, and many times they are most reliably seen in water that is less than ideal for photography. So if you itching for the adrenaline rush of big animal underwater photography, but need some advice as to where to go, here ...Top 5 Big Animal Underwater Photography Trips For 2012
Hot off the keyboard! The latest edition of the Underwater Photography Magazine (UWPM) is now available as a download from the Hot off the magazine’s official website.
Issue 65 (March/April) includes numerous trip reports, like Alex Tyrell’s “Isla Del Coco,” “Lembeh Luxury” by Mark Webster, and a piece by Joseph Dovala on the Bikini Atoll. The magazine also gives product peeks for the Nauticam NA-V1 housing for Nikon’s mirrorless camera, the hot Sea & Sea YS-D1 strobe, and the Sealife DC1400 Pro ...