Behind the Lens

The Model Diver

Upon first consideration it seems obvious that photographing divers would be a lot easier than photographing wildlife. But first impressions are not always correct,…

‘Fish In a Barrel’

The odds are extremely high against you ever seeing the gorgeous 3-inch-long (7.6 cm) fish pictured on this page during a scuba dive. That’s…

Ready for the Close-Up

Fish faces are favorite subjects for many underwater photographers, but creating compelling fish portraits requires some forethought and the use of the best techniques….

Magic In the Muck

The term muck diving doesn’t sound very appealing. That feeling only gets reinforced when you learn that muck divers spend a lot of time…

Stop. Think. Shoot.

There are some subjects I have photographed more times than I can recall, but I still find it impossible to pass them by when…

Using the Available-Light Option

Underwater photography is considered a gear-intensive endeavor. Few will argue that it takes some time and effort to learn how to use everything from…

Planning for a Rosy Outcome

The first time I tried to photograph a rosy-lipped batfish I was too cavalier in my approach. I spooked the fish, and every time…