Advanced Underwater Photography: Techniques for Digital Photographers

Advanced Underwater Photography: Techniques for Digital Photographers

by Larry Gates
     
 

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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

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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.

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From the Publisher

"Gates has all the information you’ll need to live your dream and explore all the wonders the sea has to offer."  —Shutterbug magazine on The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography

"Aims to simplify the daunting task of underwater photography and covers every critical aspect of taking photos underwater." www.booknews.com on The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography

"It covers everything from what you need to start doing underwater photography on up to how to get the professional results you will see in this book." —Paul W. Faust, photographer, photo restorer, and photo stock service professional

"There is information on equipment care, post-production options, downloading and editing images, and pricing." —www.BookNews.com (December 2011)

"This reference defines what advanced underwater photography is while teaching the skills necessary to create professional-quality images." —www.UwpMag.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608952533
Publisher:
Amherst Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/02/2011
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,120,853
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Larry Gates is a professional underwater photographer, a credentialed educator of underwater photography, and the author of The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography. His images have appeared in Florida Scuba News, Skin Diver, and Water Line. He has also worked as a safety and support diver for Paramount Studios and provided technical assistance on dives for Vogue magazine. He lives in Key Largo, Florida.

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