Underwater Photographer of the Year has just announced the 2021 contest winners. This year’s overall winner is an incredible shot that will make you look twice – and then keep staring at it revealing more and more of its unique beuaty. Other than the winning photo, we bring you the rest of the amazing awarded images. So, keep reading and feast your eyes on some of the world’s best underwater photos.
Canadian photographer Barbara Cole turns ordinary into extraordinary using only water, her camera, and imagination. You already met her through her beautiful underwater portraits. In her latest series Appearances, she took flowers and gave them a whole new look, turning them into watercolor-like images.
Without a doubt, the Canon EOS R5 is the top image-maker of 2020 and could potentially go unmatched in the camera world for another few years. It is the first full frame mirrorless camera to offer 8K video capability and features a specs sheet that puts it at the top of its class. The EOS R5 directly answers many of the concerns that photographers had with the EOS R and promises significant updates to important functions including autofocus, stabilization, continuous burst shooting, and video.
Despite Sony’s dominance in the underwater camera market over the last year with the A7R IV, it is likely that the Canon EOS R5 will be even more popular as the camera of choice for both underwater photographers and filmmakers.
There’s so much beauty hiding in the underwater realm. But thanks to underwater photography, we get to take a peek at this fantastic world. Ocean Art “Safe Under the Sea” contest has just announced the 2020 winners, and they show us beautiful, mysterious, and even some sad stories from beneath the water surface.
Digitalofoto has just announced their new P7RGBPRO and P120 RGB tube LED lights. These bicolour RGB lights offer 36,000 possible RGB colours, with a white balance temperature of 3,000K to 5,700K with a claimed CRI of over 95. And like many other new lights today, you can control a bunch of them at once from an app on your smartphone.
But what makes them special is that they’re IP68 rated. This means that they’re resistant to dirt and dust, but you can also use them underwater to depths down to 1.5 metres for up to half an hour.
I just love it when different forms of art intertwine and inspire each other. This is why I was immediately drawn to Canadian photographer Barbara Cole and her underwater photos. Although they have a painterly look to them, they were all photographed underwater, often at her own small swimming pool. They’re intriguing, emotional, and each of her series carries a message and a mood that just strikes you.
Barbara was kind enough to chat with DIYP about her work, inspiration behind it, and how she makes her images. Of course, she also shared lots of her fantastic photos with us. So, dive in with us behind the scenes of Barbara’s process, and behind the thoughts and emotions that have kept her inspired all these years.
It’s simply incredible how many amazing creatures there are underwater. We certainly can’t take a peek at this marvelous world every day, but underwater photographers can show it to us. Marine biologist and photographer Alexander Semenov has caught one such creature on camera. Sea angels live in large amounts in Arctic and Antarctic seas, and Alexander has captured their beauty in a series of amazing images.
Lomography has announced Analogue Aqua, a film camera that will capture your underwater adventures. Basically, it’s a revamped version of the company’s Simple Use disposable camera, with an important change that makes it more convenient. In addition to the waterproof housing, you can now also reload the camera when you’re out of film.
I find photos of the underwater world fascinating even when they show creatures we can easily see while diving. But what about photos of rare sea creatures? So rare, that there’s only one known in the world? Well, Kristian Laine was lucky enough to photograph a pink manta ray, a creature so unique that it’s believed to be the only one in the world.