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The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography

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  • Posted March 30, 2010

    I wish this book was available when I started underwater photography. It covers everything you need to know to make great pictures.

    This is the only book I've found that covers all you need to know about getting started in underwater photography in one place. It gives great insight on selecting an underwater camera system that makes sense for you (and your budget), the technical nuts and bolts of taking underwater pictures (exposure, strobe and lens selection) and on the diving/photography techniques get great pictures of your subjects.

    There are also good tips in there for the more advanced underwater photographers. No matter how many pictures you've taken, there is always something you can learn, or may be something you've forget that this book will bring back.

    I would highly recommend this book to anyone thinking about getting into underwater photography. It's best read before you go out and start purchasing all your gear. It will probably pay for itself several times over and, more importantly, point you in the right direction to getting a camera set up that works for you, and getting you to work your camera set up.

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  • Posted March 24, 2010

    A "Must-Have" for anyone wanting to further their underwater photography skills!

    I met Larry Gates a couple of years ago when I began SCUBA diving. I've always liked photography and became more and more interested in underwater photography as my SCUBA training advanced. When I first met Larry, he mentioned, in a very humble manner, that he was writing a book, a book for the "regular guy", on underwater photography.

    Since then I have continued my SCUBA and have begun delving more and more into UW photography. When I found out his book was being published, I was overjoyed--not only for him--but for me and all other beginning UW photographers!

    I have read his book, and I am so happy to say, Larry spoke the truth--this book is for the "regular guy". Larry does an excellent job of putting into easy-to-understand terms something that has been thought of as difficult (underwater photography). He makes it simple. He makes it easy. He makes it fun. He breaks everything down for the reader, using examples and photographs to demonstrate his points. He truly teaches you that you can do this! You can be an underwater photographer!

    I would recommend this book to anyone--not only beginners--but anyone who wants to improve their "picture-taking and memory-making" skills. This is a book that I can refer back to time and time again, and it is a must-have book for any UW photographer who is ready to become more than they ever could have imagined.

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