What happens when you prepare yourself for a specific type of underwater photography, but the ocean has other plans for you? Why, go to Plan B, of course. While diving in Indonesia's Raja Ampat islands and facing some current, Ellen Cuylaerts explains how she learned to go with the flow.
Gerardo B. Arriaga and Debbie Benton are the cruise directors and photo pros aboard Arenui, the Boutique Liveaboard, which plies the waters of numerous destinations in Indonesia, including Raja Ampat. Here are a few of their favorite shots.
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Technical diving has always seemed a bit out of reach for me — too complicated, too difficult, too risky. But my mind has been seriously changed thanks to PADI’s recent Tec Xplor Days, a series of three events offering divers the chance to sample the latest in tec diving gear and rebreather technology in a safe, controlled — and free — environment.
Did you know that when you pass over a coral head you are missing the opportunity to discover a countless amount of critters? Better yet, they come in colors, shapes and unique forms that almost make them feel alien-like. (And they make for amazing photography.) Check out these 5 tips to better photography ...
Capturing behavior is the ultimate challenge in underwater photography and arming yourself with as much knowledge before rolling in, can help you to achieve the most gratifying of images coming out. Here are five insider's tips to help you to achieve your bucket list critter photos for 2014.
Black and white photography is a creative technique, primarily using the element of sharp contrast between dark and light areas to produce artistic images which often have a simple yet sophisticated feel to them. But it's not as simple as it looks. Here are a few things to keep in mind before deciding to forgo that color palette.
Few photographers hide their pictures in old folders. They either want to share them with friends and family, relive their encounters or use them for conservation and identification causes. Then there are the really ambitious photographers who participate in contests or try to get them published. No matter what you hope to achieve, the most important part is learning how to perfect your skills.
With cell phones, computers, and video games offering a continuous source of distraction, spending quality time with your family is harder than ever these days. Thankfully, dive vacations where you can literally immerse your clan in the wonders of the natural world provide one of the greatest ways to reconnect. Here are six of our favorite destinations for the ultimate family dive trip.
Check out 50 of the world's most epic dive sites! Trust us, it was tough to narrow it down, but we asked underwater photographers, writers, readers and our Facebook fans to help us. In the end, we think we've listed the best scuba diving in the world, including colorful reefs, big animals, haunting wrecks — 50 sites for every scuba diver's bucket list!
Mike Bartick’s stunning collection of underwater photos from 2012 is a reminder of the surprises, treasures, and adventures awaiting underwater photographers every time they drop down on a reef. View a photo gallery and read more here …