Do you dream of traveling the world and taking photos of wildlife all over the globe? And does it sometimes get you down if you can’t do it? Egyptian photographer Amr Elshamy has the same dream, but he turns it into a reality – without leaving his studio. He creates “wildlife and underwater photography” using toy models of animals, a minimal amount of gear and a couple of props. And the results are pretty cool.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. For some, October is the only month of the year when we think about breast cancer. For others, it’s something faced on a daily basis. That is the situation for photographer Joe Hoddinott and his partner Jess McIntern (not her real last name).
For the past four years, Joe has been photographing Jess underwater. It’s been a personal passion. Something they have done to create for themselves. In March 2016, Jess was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite the obvious issues, Jess wanted to continue these under photography sessions throughout her treatment. DIYP got in touch with Joe to find out more about them and the project.
The technological advancements that can be made in just four short years are amazing. 11 time Olympic photographer Al Bello is taking advantage of that fact this year. He’s covering the swimming events using underwater robot cameras.
Robotic underwater cameras at the Olympics aren’t a new idea. Reuters used similar robots during London 2012. But this is the first time Getty will be giving them a try. With an extra four years of research and development, though, these cameras should get some fantastic and unique shots.
It’s mid-summer and I have been doing a lot of underwater portrait photography lately…which has started me thinking that it might finally be time to upgrade my current DSLR underwater camera housing.
I have been working with an inexpensive EWA Marine underwater DSLR camera housing for years (read my review here) – I love the simplicity of this housing, but I feel like I have reached a point where the limitations of the flat port are impacting the types of underwater photos that I can capture.
In this article, I will discuss a few of the options for DSLR users to take their camera underwater.
Shooting underwater can make for incredible images—just ask Benjamin Von Wong. The problem is, many times, you can end up shelling out more for the underwater housing than your actual camera gear cost you.
That might not be the case much longer though. AquaTech, a company long known for its quality underwater housing equipment, has released a new base model that starts out under $1000. [Read more…]
GoPro cameras have allowed the world to capture incredible footage, many times from perspectives we otherwise would’ve never been able to see. It’s not just humans though who are capable of using the cameras.
Milo, a sea lion at the Aquarium of the Pacific has his very own GoPro selfie stick that he uses to give us a look at what it’s like to swim alongside him. [Read more…]
So, you want to take your Leica on some underwater adventures? Well, now you can, all while keeping the same German aesthetic that likely tempted you to buy your camera in the first place.
UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. But, if a team of scientists at Rutgers University have a say in the matter, it will soon be an acronym for Unmanned Aquatic Vehicle as well.
Meet the Naviator, a quadcopter designed to be used both underwater and in the skies. [Read more…]
On Vimeo, Rusty Sanoian explains that the footage was captured using the Sony A7R II in a Nauticam housing, using the Sony F4 16-35 lens, Sony 28 F2 lens with the Sony 16mm Fisheye converter and a Magic Filter.
When you hear about human-shark interactions it’s usually about shark attacks or sharks swimming nearby people. Even when there’s no sign of aggression whatsoever, the media rarely misses the opportunity to play on peoples’ fear of sharks and draw some attention.
This video, captured by a paddleboarder with a GoPro, is rather unusual though. Not only did Courtney Hemerick and Joseph Trucksess encounter great white sharks at Orange County’s Sunset Beach, they actually entered the waters with their flimsy boards in order to see them.
The mission? Shark selfies, according to the Orange County Register.
Sadly, despite the fact that the duo was there by choice and was actively following the sharks, National Geographic still felt the need to sensationalize the video and make it sound as if an attack was imminent.