The Underwater Photographer of the Year contest has announced the winners of the 2019 competition. Just like last year, it’s a stunning selection of images, chosen from over 5000 entries from 65 countries all over the world. We bring you the winning images in all categories, so let’s dive in!
The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition has been running for the past seven years, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide. The winners of the 2018 contest have recently been announced, and it’s a gallery of truly stunning images. We bring you the winning photos of the contest, and they all show the incredible diversity and breathtaking beauty of the underwater world.
Do you like unusual, abstract portraits? Underwater photography? Or black and white images? Australian photographer Trent Mitchell brings these genres together in a magnificent series titled Inner Atlas. They show bodysurfers beneath the ocean waves, and they’ll take your breath away. DIYP chatted with Trent a bit about the project and all the challenges he faced while shooting. And this definitely was a challenging project to create!
We have all seen stunning examples of underwater photos and videos. But other than buying an underwater housing and jumping into the water, there are some things you need to know before you start underwater shooting. In this video, Benny from Aputure shares seven things you must know before your first underwater project.
We have certainly seen all kinds of dangerous stunts for the sake of photography. A recent video published by New York Post shows one of the crazies I’ve seen so far. Underwater photographer Ken Kiefer took three models to crocodile-infested waters for underwater shots – and the women got face to face with the fierce animals. What’s more, the team even used lionfish to lure the beasts near the models.
The Underwater Photographer of the Year contest has announced the winners of 2018 competition. The best of the best have been chosen in eleven categories, among over 5000 entries from all around the world. We bring you the winning images in all categories, and they are all absolutely fantastic.
Rafal is a Polish underwater fashion and commercial advertising photographer, currently based in Dubai. His work has been featured by various newspapers, monthly magazines, advertising campaigns and editorials and he is currently a brand ambassador for Ikelite underwater camera housings.
If you’ve done research into underwater housing (and their cost), you’ll know how expensive they can be. In some instances, they cost more than the camera. Certainly, when you pay the premium price you’re also purchasing assurance, functionality, size, etc. However, rebel that I am, I didn’t want to pay the premium, so I built my own. They make cheaper underwater bags which I’ve used before, but the reason that didn’t meet my needs is I specifically wanted a big-dome port. Since they don’t sell those in any version except expensive housing cases, I knew my only option was to DIM (Do It Myself).
This post shows you how I built it, and some sample images that have since come from it on two different shoots. I’ve been quite pleased considering it cost me less that $50 and has had no issues with water leaks.
Sure, sharks are big and intimidating animals with even more intimidating teeth, but they really do get a bad rap. Their sheer size and streamlined figure make them more than photogenic. That’s partially why Australian photographer Jeremy Ferris was so motivated to do an underwater fashion shoot where the model shares the frame with a frenzy of sharks. Perhaps the most daunting part of the project was connecting with the right model and dive master who were not only comfortable working on the shoot, but also experienced enough to be a safety asset. [Read More…]