Winning Images with Any Underwater Camera: The essential guide to creating engaging photos

Dived Up Publications
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 ‘This book will arm and inspire you to transform your underwater photographs, whatever camera you use’: Alex Mustard (from the Foreword)

The best underwater images don’t just capture the subject well, they also capture mood, emotion and atmosphere. Unlike most other underwater photography books, Winning Images with Any Underwater Camera focuses on composition and techniques rather than the all-­consuming camera technology that people tend to chase first. This makes it a supremely cost-effective tool for improving images; and there is no discrimination between users of different camera systems — this truly is a book for all.

International award winner and instructor Paul Colley reveals the short cuts and shows the vital bits of artistic theory as it applies to underwater photography, grappling with composition in much greater depth than in other books. He also includes easy-to-remember reference models for underwater composition: pre-planned concepts for twelve typical underwater scenes, with the principal considerations boiled down to those essentials that will help you achieve great results, time and again.

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About the author

 Paul Colley is a diving instructor, INON UK underwater photography instructor, Lifetime Vice-President of the Royal Air Force Sub-Aqua Association, and has won international underwater photography competitions to gold medal standard. He writes regularly for diving magazines, websites and his own blog (blog.paulcolleyunderwaterphotography.com) Now he shares his methods and approach with you.

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Publisher
Dived Up Publications
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Published on
May 29, 2014
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781909455047
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English
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Genres
Photography / Techniques / General
Sports & Recreation / Scuba & Snorkeling
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Paul Colley
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• Plan ahead: maps of sites, recommended routes and practical advice

• Illustrated throughout by the award-winning author’s underwater photography

• The perfect preparation for diving and snorkelling in Ascension

• Includes an Index of Ascension Island Common Marine Life.

REVIEWS:

"Written in a straightforward, practical style, while whetting the diver's appetite too - rather like a good dive briefing': DIVE magazine.

"...if you are planning a trip to this particular middle of nowhere, there is only one guide in town!": Diver.

"...immerse yourself in Paul's beautiful book... for the adventurous diver who likes to get off the beaten track this is an absolute must": Joss Woolf, Chairman, British Society of Underwater Photographers.

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Tony Northrup
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In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master:

CompositionExposureShutter speedApertureDepth-of-field (blurring the background)ISONatural lightFlashTroubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad picturesPet photographyWildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)Sunrises and sunsetsLandscapesCityscapesFlowersForests, waterfalls, and riversNight photographyFireworksRaw filesHDRMacro/close-up photography

Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for:

Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)Remotely triggering flashesUsing bounce flash and flash modifiersUsing studio lighting on any budgetBuilding a temporary or permanent studio at homeShooting your first weddingHigh speed photographyLocation scouting/finding the best spots and timesPlanning shoots around the sun and moonStar trails (via long exposure and image stacking)Light paintingEliminating noiseFocus stacking for infinite depth-of-fieldUnderwater photographyGetting close to wildlifeUsing electronic shutter triggersPhotographing moving carsPhotographing architecture and real estate
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Robert Kurson
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE • A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers

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Praise for Pirate Hunters

“You won’t want to put [it] down.”—Los Angeles Times

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“A terrific read . . . The book gallops along at a blistering pace, shifting us deftly between the seventeenth century and the present day.”—Diver

“Nonfiction with the trademarks of a novel: the plots and subplots, the tension and suspense . . . [Kurson has] found gold.”—The Dallas Morning News

“Rollicking . . . a fascinating [story] about the world of pirates, piracy, and priceless treasures.”—The Boston Globe

“[Kurson’s] narration is just as engrossing as the subject.”—The Christian Science Monitor

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From the Hardcover edition.
Paul Colley
Ascension Island is a remote and unique location with caves, tunnels, lava flows, wrecks and rich marine life. This, the first detailed diving and snorkelling guide to the island is both an excellent aid to planning dives and the perfect memento of Ascension. With detailed descriptions and rich imagery this travel-size guide is a must-have for any diver visiting Ascension. This well-designed book helps divers and dive organisers to plan ahead. The contents list includes a rating system which shows the difficulty of dives and the kind of marine life you can expect to see. Individual dive pages go into more detail, with GPS coordinates, depth range, 'must see' items, lists of marine life creatures and important safety considerations. There is a map, recommended route and practical advice for each of the twenty-one dive sites.

• Plan ahead: maps of sites, recommended routes and practical advice

• Illustrated throughout by the award-winning author’s underwater photography

• The perfect preparation for diving and snorkelling in Ascension

• Includes an Index of Ascension Island Common Marine Life.

REVIEWS:

"Written in a straightforward, practical style, while whetting the diver's appetite too - rather like a good dive briefing': DIVE magazine.

"...if you are planning a trip to this particular middle of nowhere, there is only one guide in town!": Diver.

"...immerse yourself in Paul's beautiful book... for the adventurous diver who likes to get off the beaten track this is an absolute must": Joss Woolf, Chairman, British Society of Underwater Photographers.

"This is the first time that anybody has published a detailed dive guide for the island and I know that plenty of people will benefit from it": Martin Edge (from the Foreword).

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