Underwater Photography Masterclass (Paperback)
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.
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.
"Classic and cutting edge techniques… are covered in detail by an author whose experience is clear on every page…Quite simply, there is no other underwater photography text in print that deals with as many ideas and techniques as this one." —Wetpixel
"Alex Mustard is the modern master of what he does, and willingly reveals to others, by way of escorted photo-safaris, how he does it…disguising his superb photos in this book as demonstrations of how to do it, or as inspiration to others to have a go themselves." —Undercurrent
"Beautifully illustrated and packed with information, this book is the brainchild of Dr. Alex Mustard…undoubtedly the most popular underwater photographer we have seen for many years." —Divernet
"The book is jam-packed full of stunning images from [Mustard’s] worldwide travels from West Papua to the Egyptian sea." —The Daily Mail
"It is full of mind-blowingly good images. As you then delve in more deeply, you find all the information you need to do just that – improve your photography. There is no doubt that this will be considered THE essential read for those who are just starting out in underwater photography all the way to the seasoned pros." —Scubaverse
"This book will be invaluable for anyone seriously interested in underwater photography and those who are fascinated with creatures of the deep." —Library Journal
"The underwater photography community is going to benefit from [this book] for a long time to come." —Underwater Photography Magazine