From fundamental principles of photographing marine life to making a living selling underwater photographs, this guide provides a wealth of practical advice, sure-fire strategies and tested tips for taking extraordinary photographs of elusive underwater subjects. Written by two top photographers who specialize in marine photography, this illustrated field guide provides no-nonsense information on topics such as taking available-light photographs, silhouettes, marine wildlife portraits, close-focus wide angle photographs and extension tube photographs to name just a few. Readers will also find proven guidance for purchasing underwater photographic equipment, taking photos of shipwrecks, and repairing and maintaining field equipment. Full-colour photographs demonstrate the authors' successful techniques in action.
Brian Skerry is a professional photojournalist specializing in underwater subject matter. He has worked in diverse environments including the open ocean, beneath ice, and inside underwater caves and shipwrecks. Currently an assignment photographer for National Geographic, his work also appears in People, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, US News and World Report, Yankee, Men's Journal, and dozens of other publications. He also does film work for CNN, Discovery Channel, NOVA (PBS), and National Geographic films. He lives in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. Howard Hall is a well-known marine naturalist, underwater photographer, film producer, cinematographer, and writer whose articles and photographs have appeared in LIFE, Natural History Magazine, The New York Times, GEO, International Wildlife, Skin Diver, Vista USA, and National Geographic. The winner of six Emmy awards, he works in television with NBC, CBS Sports, PBS, ABC, and National Geographic, and also directs IMAX films, receiving a 1995 Oscar nomination for his work on The Living Sea. He lives in Del Mar, California.