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.
The Underwater Photographer of the Year contest never fails to bring us some breathtaking images from below the water surface. The 2020 winners have just been announced, and as always, they’re absolutely gorgeous. We bring you more details and this year’s category winners below, so – let’s dive in!
The winners of the Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition have just been announced, and just like before, they show us just how much there is to admire under the sea. Now in its eighth year, this prestigious contest brings us breathtaking photos from below the water surface, and we bring you this year’s winners.
This looks like a pretty cool underwater case if it does what it says on the tin. Or, well, does what it says on the Kickstarter campaign. It’s an underwater enclosure for your smartphone (any smartphone – so they say) that communicates with your phone over Bluetooth. It even features built-in heating to prevent the insides fogging up.
In 2009, underwater photographer and (at the time) Nauticam USA Sales Manager Chris Parsons planted an idea in my head. It was the concept of using filters with artificial lighting when shooting photos underwater. Up until then, I had always thought that tinted filters on your camera in conjunction with strobes were a big no-no. My own personal experience had shown, that with a filter applied to your camera, any artificial light would appear very red, and ruin your image.
Chris patiently explained to me that instead of a singular filter on your lens, a set of them – a red filter for the camera lens, and a blue filter for your strobe lights – would complement each other, and the results could be spectacular.
Shooting underwater comes with its challenges, but it can result in some stunning images. The same goes for building your own complex sets from scratch. But what happens when you bring the two together? Photographer Brett Stanley decided to give it a shot.
Brett built entire rooms in his home studio and placed them underwater, which resulted in some pretty epic photos. Brett kindly shared them with DIYP, along with some BTS shots, and he told us what it takes to build an entire room underwater.
The US Patent & Trademark Office has published a patent application from Apple that details a submersible iPhone capable at taking pictures down to a depth of 90-140 feet of water. They’re not just looking at making the iPhone more waterproof, though. They actually want it to overcome the visual issues of shooting at such a depth to actually produce decent images.
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!