There is an astonishing world just waiting to be photographed underwater. With marine biologist Dr Alex Mustard as your guide you can learn all you need to know to explore the amazing creatures and landscapes that lie beneath the surface. 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 uses his wealth of knowledge to guide the reader in an authoritative yet accessible tone. All this is illustrated, of course, with stunning images of the weird and wonderful animals and sights he has encountered beneath the waves.
About the Author: Dr Alex Mustard has been taking underwater photographs for 30 years and has worked as a full-time underwater photographer for the past 10 years. Previously, he worked as a marine biologist at the UK's National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. He has pioneered many techniques within underwater photography, which he shares through magazine articles, talks and workshops. 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 for his image Night Moves.
Nigel Wade in DIVER Magazine: “this is the very best publication, written by one of the most talented authors I’ve ever had the privilege to read, on the subject”
Simon Rogerson in SCUBA Magazine: “..exceeded my expectations; I expect it will quickly become regarded as the definitive handbook for serious underwater photographers”
Peter Rowlands in Underwater Photography Magazine: “a genuinely fresh take”