For an underwater photographer, muck diving can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable ways to spend time underwater. To get the most out of a muck dive with your camera, follow these simple steps.
Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tim Ho is a photo pro with Peterpan Cruise, which offers live-aboard itineraries in Thailand’s Andaman Sea. He works with a compact camera and gotten stunning results, including a memorable encounter with a whale shark. View a photo gallery and read more here…
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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.
The big boys — we’re talking sharks, mantas and turtles — often hog the spotlight when it comes to bucket-list scuba diving sightings. But slow down a little bit on your next dive and take a close look — a very close look — and you might be surprised by what tiny treasures you’ll find hiding in plain sight.
After growing up on the tropical island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, Mathieu Meur now lives in Singapore, though he’s rarely home for long. His underwater images are quite stunning. See a photo gallery and read more here…
The SS Stavronikita lies at the bottom of the ocean at 13.8 N, 59.38 W, just off the Caribbean island of Barbados. It's the spot that Austrian photographer and diver Andreas Franke has discovered and chosen to stage his next exhibition, beginning Dec. 2012.