A Whale of a Shot

Avoid using an extremely tight frame or your shots could end up like this (see photo in inset). THE MAGICAL QUALITIES exhibited by whales capture…

Imagine That!

I am a big believer in the process of envisioning a photograph, at least in rough terms, and then seeing if I can create…

Focus In On Focusing Options

One significant advantage of fisheye and other ultrawide-angle lenses is that it is often easy to get all the important elements in your frame…

More Good Than Harm

In order to get this shot of a bigfin squid while on a night dive in Puerto Galera in the Philippines, my dive buddy…

Shining Some Light On Your Light Meter

The image shown here can accurately be described as a pleasing seascape, one that shares a scene representative of the setting in many Indo-Pacific…

High On Contrast

In my early days as an underwater photographer I asked an experienced photographer if he ever created his images in black and white instead…

Behind the Lens: The “X” Factor

IN MANY RESPECTS THIS PHOTOGRAPH OF A GREEN SEA TURTLE LOOKS LIKE A RELATIVELY SIMPLE IMAGE TO MAKE. After all, the animal is resting,…