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The Beginner s Guide to Underwater Digital Photography
The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography
by Larry Gates
Paperback from Amherst Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1584282746
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursSimplifying the seemingly difficult and expensive art of underwater photography, this accessible investigation outlines the four elements of success: focus, exposure, composition, and subject. Beginning with an overview of necessary diving skills, this survey reviews these four categories in detail, depicting how to obtain superior results even without the latest and greatest equipment. Maintenance and first-aid tactics are presented as well, reducing the chance of disappointing malfunctions during a dive. Also covered is the importance of developing a photography plan beforehand--both for the safety of the divers and the protection of the underwater environment. Concluding with post-shoot techniques for choosing the best frames, cropping photos for printing, and the top methods of presentation, this examination demonstrates how underwater images can be used to share the world of diving while promoting important conservation efforts.
 
The Underwater Photographer, Fourth Edition
The Underwater Photographer, Fourth Edition
by MARTIN EDGE
Paperback from Focal Press
ISBN: 0240521641
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The award-winning third edition of 'The Underwater Photographer' dragged the topic kicking and screaming in to the digital age and with the fully updated fourth edition highly respected photographer and tutor Martin Edge takes you deeper in to the world of Underwater Photography.
Practical examples take you step-by-step through the basic techniques from photographing shipwrecks, divers, marine life and abstract images to taking photographs at night. Brand new chapters cover not only highly specialist Underwater Photography techniques such as low visibility/greenwater photography, but also the digital workflow needed to handle your images using the latest software such as Lightroom.
Packed with breathtaking images and an easy to read style honed from over twenty years of diving photography courses, this book is sure to both educate and inspire underwater photographers of all skill levels.

* Beautifully illustrated throughout with inspirational full colour underwater images - and the lowdown on how they were taken

* Covers the highly respected philosophy of the 'Think & Consider' system

* Full of practical tips on how to get the most from your equipment

 
Advanced Underwater Photography: Techniques for Digital Photographers
Advanced Underwater Photography: Techniques for Digital Photographers
by Larry Gates
Paperback from Amherst Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1608952533
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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.
 
Adobe Photoshop for Underwater Photographers
Adobe Photoshop for Underwater Photographers
by Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl
Paperback from Amherst Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1584281898
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursUsing the digital darkroom to perfect underwater images, this guide is loaded with tips on how to finesse, fine-tune, retouch, and enhance underwater film scans and digital images with Adobe Photoshop. This comprehensive look at the required setup for a digital darkroom outlines the necessary hardware, monitor calibration, and room lighting, in addition to providing a survey of the top editing tools and descriptions of the most tried-and-true correction techniques. Step-by-step instructions explain how to group underwater images for editing; approach corrections for images that require a multi-step enhancement process; and choose the right output options for printed images, video, slide shows, and Web viewing.
 
Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die: Diving Experts Share the World s Greatest Destinations
Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die: Diving Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
by Chris Santella
Hardcover from Stewart, Tabori & Chang
ISBN: 158479710X
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The earth's oceans hold many wondrous surprises be they the small, colorful critters" off the coast of Papua New Guinea, opportunistic red demon squids in the Sea of Cortes, or naval wrecks in the lagoon of Bikini Atoll. In Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die Chris Santella has invited diving experts from around the world to share some of their favorite destinations, so ardent divers can experience these underwater wonders for themselves either on location in their SCUBA gear, or at home in their armchair.
The fifth in Santella's bestselling Fifty Places" series, the book takes divers from hot-spot destinations like Raja Ampat (off the coast of West Guinea) to old Caribbean favorites like Grand Cayman Isles. Readers will swim among whale sharks off Myanmar, befriend wolf eels off the coast of Maine, and marvel at the giant mola mola of Lembognan, Indonesia. These wonderful creatures plus the brilliant coral reefs that often provide their backdrop are captured in 40 gorgeous color photos from the world's greatest underwater photographers. And for readers who want to travel to these breathtaking locales, Santella provides complete If You Go" suggestions to help you plan your trip.
 
Master Guide for Underwater Digital Photography
Master Guide for Underwater Digital Photography
by Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl
Paperback from Amherst Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1584281669
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursFrom camera selection to enhanced exposure, everything necessary to capture underwater digital images is available in this handy reference. Photographers will learn how to select, test, and use digital cameras for technically perfect images, adapt traditional photo techniques to underwater conditions, confidently shoot and light underwater images for great exposure, and remedy common problems that plague underwater photographers. Helpful hints on maintaining, cleaning, transporting, and insuring a digital camera are included. With full-color images that both instruct and inspire, this handbook provides information on every conceivable aspect of creating the right conditions for beautiful underwater photographs.
 
Underwater Eden: 365 Days
Underwater Eden: 365 Days
by Jeffrey L. Rotman
Hardcover from Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 0810993112
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With a focus on coral reefs, Underwater Eden illuminates the fantastic colors, array of textures, and countless bizarre shapes and forms of undersea life.
Beneath the surface of the world's most exotic seas and oceans--from the Red Sea and the coast of Costa Rica to the Great Barrier Reef and Palau Islands--lie spectacularly diverse ecosystems that only a privileged few have had the opportunity to view up close and in person. Jeffrey Rotman has spent more than thirty years diving in these waters to capture their breathtaking beauty and the stunning richness and variety of the creatures that inhabit them. .
The book's extended captions are written by Rotman and contain scientific facts and trivia interspersed with personal anecdotes and insights gained from decades of observation. Underwater Eden grants readers 365 days of unprecedented access into a strange and captivating world.
 
Deep Blue: The Extraordinary Underwater Photography of Yasuaki Kagii
Deep Blue: The Extraordinary Underwater Photography of Yasuaki Kagii
by Yasuaki Kagii
Hardcover from Goodman
ISBN: 1847960022
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Magical and mysterious, the ocean's depths are often compared to outer space. Photographer Yasuaki Kagii draws on this comparison throughout this remarkable celebration of the world beneath the waves. Through the eye of his camera, Kagii leads us into nearly uncharted territory, inhabited by seemingly alien flora and fauna of stellar beauty. His experience and reverence for aquatic life afford him privileged interaction with everything from shy marine mammals to the elusive, endangered Whale Shark. Many of the sights Kagii captured only a few years ago no longer exist making Deep Blue both a tribute to the ocean and an urgent call for its conservation.
 
Successful Underwater Photography
Successful Underwater Photography
by Brian Skerry, Howard Hall
Paperback from Amphoto Books
Published: 2002-11-01
ISBN: 0817459278

From fundamental principles of photographing marine life to making a living selling underwater photographs, this guide provides a wealth of practical advice, sure-fire strategies and tested tips for taking extraordinary photographs of elusive underwater subjects. Written by two top photographers who specialize in marine photography, this illustrated field guide provides no-nonsense information on topics such as taking available-light photographs, silhouettes, marine wildlife portraits, close-focus wide angle photographs and extension tube photographs to name just a few. Readers will also find proven guidance for purchasing underwater photographic equipment, taking photos of shipwrecks, and repairing and maintaining field equipment. Full-colour photographs demonstrate the authors' successful techniques in action.

 
Water Light Time
Water Light Time
by David Doubilet
Paperback from Phaidon Press
ISBN: 0714846058
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Beneath the world's waters lie landscapes, species, vegetation and populations as diverse and splendid as those on land, yet these kingdoms have been explored by few. is an extraordinary look at the work of David Doubilet, an artist and diver who pioneered the medium of deep-sea reportage to become widely acclaimed as the world's leading underwater photographer. This fascinating and evocative volume looks at a world in which humans are neither the measure nor the master, but an encumbered intruder. From the waters of the Galapagos to the Red Sea, from the Pacific shores to the fresh waters of North America, "Water Light Time" includes over 25 years of Doubilet's work, and reveals the mesmerising beauty of more than 30 bodies of water. Rich with fascinating sea creatures, wondrous life forms and breathtaking underwater landscapes, "Water Light Time" is an unforgettable look at many of the earth's most remarkable natural compositions.

When David Doubilet was a child, he photographed swimmers in the waters off New Jersey. Water Light Time is a collection of images that capture the underwater magnificence that seized the photographer's imagination in childhood and spurred a lifelong fascination. Underwater plant life floating like snakes, bright blue water filled with schools of silver fish, a diver immersed in a throng of bubbling yellow jellyfish, a close-up of pink and white sea anemones looking all the world like a floating bouquet of flowers--each image in this book is exquisitely photographed with preternaturally clear colors, full of detail and depth. Some images toy with perspective, creating surreal tableaux as a crustacean leg pokes out of the yellow-green water to appear almost as large as a nearby tree.

With a career that started as a National Geographic photographer in 1972, Doubilet has a lifetime of experience from which to make such a marvelous meditation on this otherworld that is vaguely familiar to most readers only through pictures and visits to aquariums. Doubilet captures what must surely be his own awe at the uniqueness of being a human in this nonhuman environment, and the reader can marvel at both the lushness of life in the water and at the beauty of the photographs themselves, which dominate almost all of the book's 240 pages. --Jennifer Cohen

 
Coral Seas
by Roger Steene (Photographer)
... about one man's astounding vision ... these photographs are a triumph of patience, talent and countless hours beneath the sea.
Hardcover - 272 pages 
Firefly Books; ISBN: 1552092909

Digital Imaging for the Underwater Photographer: Computer Applications for Photo Enhancement and Presentation
by Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl
Paperback from Amherst Media

Essentials of Underwater Photography
by Robert M. Jackson
(Hardcover)

Exploring Underwater Photography
by John Christopher Fine
Hardcover from Plexus Publishing
1986
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Great Barrier Reef
by David Doubilet
A master of underwater photography, David Doubilet captured his first images at the age of 12 in the cold, murky waters of New Jersey in the late 1950s, an era when the equipment was primitive and every picture was a struggle heavily dependent on luck. Since then, due in no small part to Doubilet’s contributions, underwater photography has advanced rapidly, allowing the world to see clearly the once invisible beauty and mystery that lies beneath the surface of the world’s oceans. For many years, Doubilet, a veteran National Geographic photographer, has worked to photograph the entire length of Australia’s immense and spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef is the stunning culmination of his efforts. This breathtaking, collector-quality edition features 125 spectacular photographs and essays that capture the complex web of life along the 1,250-mile length of the Great Barrier Reef and presents a rare, complete portrait of this natural underseas wonder. Amazon.com
(Hardcover)

Hidden Seascapes: Photographs
by Feodor Pitcairn
Hardcover from New York Graphic Society
1984

Homo Delphinus, The Dolphin Within Man
by Jacques Mayol, Jacques Piccard, Steven Sachs
Hardcover - 398 pages 7 edition (December 1, )
Idelson-Gnocchi Publishers; ISBN: 1928649033
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How to Photograph Underwater (How to Photograph, Vol 2)
by Norbert Wu
Paperback - 128 pages (April )
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 0811724522

Jim Church's Essential Guide to Nikonos Systems
by Jim Church
Listed under Nikon Camera Books

Jim Church's Essential Guide to Underwater Video, Second Edition
by Jim Church
Paperback from Aqua Quest Pubn

Manual of Underwater Photography
by Decouet, Green
Hardcover from Best Publishing Company
1989
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Secrets of the Ocean Realm
by Michele Hall, Howard Hall, Peter Benchley
Hardcover from Carroll & Graf

Successful Underwater Photography
by Brian Skerry, Howard Hall
Book Description: From fundamental principles of photographing marine life to making a living selling underwater photographs, Successful Underwater Photography provides an unlimited wealth of practical advice, surefire strategies, and tested tips for taking extraordinary photos of elusive underwater subjects. Written by two top photographers who specialize in marine photography, this solid, lavishly illustrated field guide provides no-nonsense information on such topics as taking available-light photographs, silhouettes, marine wildlife portraits, close-focus wide angle photographs, and extension tube photographs to name just a few. Readers will also find proven guidance for purchasing underwater photographic equipment, taking photos of shipwrecks, and repairing and maintaining field equipment. Plus, 150 stunning, full-color photos demonstrate the authors’ successful techniques in action. For all aspiring underwater photographers who want to unlock the secrets of how top names in the field achieve spectacular results, Successful Underwater Photography is your definitive one-stop guide. 
Paperback from Watson-Guptill Pubns

Titanic: Ghosts of the Abyss
by Mireille Majoor, Ken Marschall
Listed under The Titanic

Under Antarctic Ice: The Photographs of Norbert Wu
by Norbert Wu, Jim Mastro
Hardcover from University of California Press

The Underwater Explorer : Secrets of a Blue Universe
by Annemarie Kohler, Danja Kohler
Paperback - 160 pages 
The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1558216685
 

The Underwater Photographer
by Martin Edge, Ian Turner (Editor)
Paperback - 224 pages 2nd edition 
Focal Press; ISBN: 0240515811
 
Underwater Photography
Underwater Photography
by Paul Kay
Hardcover from Guild of Master Craftsman Pubns Ltd
28 March, 2004
 
The Underwater Photography Handbook
by Annemarie Kohler, Danja Kohler
Paperback - 160 pages (March )
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 0811729664
 
Water Light Time
by David Doubilet
When David Doubilet was a child, he photographed swimmers in the waters off of New Jersey. Water Light Time is a collection of images that capture the underwater magnificence that seized the photographer's imagination in childhood and spurred a lifelong fascination. Underwater plant life floating like snakes, bright blue water filled with schools of silver fish, a diver immersed in a throng of bubbling yellow jellyfish, a close-up of pink and white sea anemones looking all the world like a floating bouquet of flowers--each image in this book is exquisitely photographed with preternaturally clear colors, full of detail and depth. Some images toy with perspective, creating surreal tableaux as a crustacean leg pokes out of the yellow-green water to appear almost as large as a nearby tree. 

With a career that started as a National Geographic photographer in 1972, Doubilet has a lifetime of experience from which to make such a marvelous meditation on this otherworld that is vaguely familiar to most readers only through pictures and visits to aquariums. Doubilet captures what must surely be his own awe at the uniqueness of being a human in this nonhuman environment, and the reader can marvel at both the lushness of life in the water and at the beauty of the photographs themselves, which dominate almost all of the book's 240 pages. --Jennifer Cohen - Amazon.com
Hardcover - 240 pages 
Phaidon Press Inc.; ISBN: 0714838284


 
Wonders of the Reef : Diving With a Camera
by Stephen Frink (Photographer)
Hardcover (April )
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810937859

The Art & Technique of Underwater Photography
by Mark Webster, Grant Bradford (Illustrator)
Hardcover (April )
Fountain Pr Ltd; ISBN: 0863433529
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