Photographer Captures Amazing Footage of Humpback Heat Run

Photographer Captures Amazing Footage of Humpback Heat Run Australian wildlife photographer, Scott Portelli, has spent the better part of two decades freediving with humpback whales around the tiny South Pacific island nation of Tonga. In this video, Portelli, one of Australia's top wildlife photographers, captures stunning aerial and underwater footage of one of nature's most amazing events—the heat run. [ Read More ]

Nine Tips for Photographing Great White Sharks

Nine Tips for Photographing Great White Sharks As we are now in the middle of the white shark season in Guadalupe, Mexico, many shark lovers are preparing to make their way to the waters surrounding the volcanic island situated 150 miles off the western coast of the Baja Peninsula. Having photographed white sharks in various locations around the globe, I thought I’d put together a few tips for anyone keen to shoot them for the first time. ... [ Read More ]

Fourteen Little Things You Should Carry in Your Underwater Camera Bag

Fourteen Little Things You Should Carry in Your Underwater Camera Bag Over the years, I’ve acquired an interesting array of “tools” that I use for setting up and maintaining my underwater camera housing. I wish I had known earlier about some of the items I travel with, as they have made my life quite a bit easier. Most of what I carry with me has been a result of trial and error, and I’d like to pass along that information to any budding underwater photographers out there. [ Read More ]

Creating Over-Under Water Images

Creating Over-Under Water Images I never tire of creating over-under water images, a technique advanced and popularized by National Geographic photographer David Doubilet. The over-under or half and half image provides a window into two very different worlds in a single frame, and if done well can be a powerful tool in fostering a greater appreciation for the other 71 percent of our planet. [ Read More ]

Five Tips for Underwater Wide-Angle Composition

Five Tips for Underwater Wide-Angle Composition As with land-based photography, patience and planning can go a long way underwater. And while some aspects of topside image composition are the same below the surface, there are other elements at play underwater that you should keep in mind when composing your shots. [ Read More ]

Barriers to Entry: Underwater Photography

Barriers to Entry: Underwater Photography There is a tremendous amount of magic hiding just below the surface of our lakes, rivers, and seas that has yet to be documented. And while underwater photography certainly has a few barriers to entry, if approached in a pragmatic way the initial shift can be quite simple. Let’s dive in. [ Read More ]