With marine biologist Dr. Alexander Mustard as your guide you can learn all you need to know to explore the amazing creatures and landscapes that exist underwater. From information about diving equipment and cameras, to crucial advice on understanding and controlling light underwater, this book provides all the background you need before you take the plunge. Topics covered include wide-angle light, macro lighting, ambient light and macro techniques. With the benefit of 30 years of experience taking underwater photographs, Alexander guides the reader in an authoritative yet accessible tone, along with sharing many stunning images of the weird and wonderful animals and sights he has encountered beneath the waves.
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About the Author
Dr. Alex Mustard has been taking underwater photographs for 30 years and has been a full-time underwater photographer for the past 10 years. Previously, he worked as a marine biologist at the UK's National Oceanography Centre. His photographs have won many awards including, on five occasions, the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He has also won multiple categories in the British Wildlife Photography Awards. In 2013, Alex was named GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book, Underwater Photography Masterclass by Dr. Alex Mustard is like having a course or class at home by just reading and understanding the information inside this book! This is because it has everything you need to know and understand when it comes to underwater photography. However, I don't know much about underwater photography, but I feel like everything that is necessary to get you taking great underwater photos is included in the book, from what I've read. I also feel the information that is covered inside and what I'm starting to learn, it is making me want to get out there and go shoot some photos underwater like a Pro! When you do begin in the book, you'll get an idea about the tools or equipment you can use or will need to capture a picture under the water. There is a bit more required to take underwater photography then there is on land. Of course, one additional piece of gear would be something for the camera. It needs to be protected with a cover so you don't damage the device and the many other items to get a clear shot of whatever is in front of the lens that you want to snap a photo of. Also, there are many other items and some optional, but always good to know what can help you. Now for the photos inside this book, they are gorgeous and such beautiful inspiration to get anyone to try photographing under water if they never had before! Just imagine what you could take on vacation, in the deep blue sea! A few other subjects covered inside this book will help you learn about the ways to master the lighting, Macro techniques, angles and so many other tips and helpful hints to get you started. Finally, I never really thought about photographing in the water as it seemed a bit trickier than on land or indoors. However, with many different areas to photograph, this book makes it easier to understand and helpful to capture a wonderful shot. So maybe for myself, it's time to break away from land and go dive into the water and capture some photos worth framing!