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Amherst Media Book: The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography

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In this book, The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography, the author simplifies the seemingly difficult and expensive art of underwater photography. This accessible book outlines the four elements of success: focus, exposure, composition, and subject. Beginning with an overview of necessary diving skills, this survey reviews these four categories in detail, depicting how to obtain superior results even without the latest and greatest equipment. Maintenance and first-aid tactics are presented as well, reducing the chance of disappointing malfunctions during a dive. Also covered is the importance of developing a photography plan beforehand-both for the safety of the divers and the protection of the underwater environment. Concluding with post-production techniques for choosing the best frames, cropping photos for printing, and the top methods of presentation, this book demonstrates how underwater images can be used to share the world of diving while promoting important conservation efforts.

About the Author: Larry Gates is an underwater photography instructor. He is a former safety and support diver for Paramount Studios and has provided technical assistance on dives for Vogue magazine. He has been featured in Florida Scuba News, Skin Diver, and Water Line. He lives in Key Largo, Florida.

Subject Underwater Photography
Author Larry Gates
Edition 1st
Hard/Soft Cover Soft cover
Pages 126
Dimensions 8.5 x 11"
(216 x 279mm)
Illustrations Full-color photos
ISBN Number 9781584282747
Publisher Amherst Media
Date Published March 2010

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5.0

A must read for UW photographers

By Anitaki

from Hungary, Budapest

Comments about Amherst Media Book: The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography:

A must read for UW photographers. This book is suitable not only for beginners but also for advanced UW photographers, for people who want to do photos UW for the first time and are lost in the technical expressions of photography, but also for experienced divers who want to improve the quality of their photos by using some simple, but great effect techniques.

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5.0

Great Book!!

By Gary R

from Miami, Florida

Comments about Amherst Media Book: The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography:

I have recently finished reading Larry Gates' "The Beginner's Guide to UNDERWATER DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY" and I plan to read it again and again. I congratulate him for this excellent book for UW photographers at any amateur level. I found it very informative and useful for me. I can imagine how you could use this publication as a text book in an UW photography course. I encourage anyone interested in UW photography below the professional level to buy and read this book.

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5.0

Fantastic book!

By Julie P

from New York, NY

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Comments about Amherst Media Book: The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography:

I've just finished this book.

I couldn't put it down, absolutely loved it! It was brilliant - I never thought that anyone could discuss the photo-technical stuff in such an interesting and "regular-guy" friendly way. I bought another copy of the book for one of my good friends as a birthday present.

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5.0

The best I have read

By John

from Merritt Island, Florida

Comments about Amherst Media Book: The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography:

The material is presented in a format that is easily understood and covers all the salient points to ensure good photo results.

my hat is off to Mr. gates, great book; a must for your underwater photography library.

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5.0

Underwater Photography Simplified !

By Chris

from Hendersonville, Tn

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Pros

  • Easy to understand
  • Great Photos

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beginners

    Comments about Amherst Media Book: The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography:

    I actually took an underwater photo class with Larry in Key Largo, Fl. a few years ago and was thrilled to see that he wrote this book. It brought back memories of the laid back, easy to understand approach that he uses to teach.

    The book is laid out so a "regular guy" can read and actually understand what you need to know to take great pictures underwater. Larry also gives great tips on what to do before, what to expect on the dive boat, and what to do after your dives that you won't get from other books.

    If you are just starting out with underwater photography or need a book that you can understand without being a professional photographer, this is the book for you!

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    5.0

    Read this before taking underwater pics

    By Mickey

    from New York, NY

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    Pros

    • Conclusive
    • Easy Read
    • Very practical

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateurs
      • Beginners

      Comments about Amherst Media Book: The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography:

      I found this book a great read and highly recommend it to people interested in underwater photography and also those contemplating to try this fascinating activity.

      I have taken a few shots before underwater and this book has helped me a lot with how to improve without buying more equipment. The book is very informative (especially the parts on technique), often amusing, I have found it hard to put it down.

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      5.0

      Informative and Easy to Understand!

      By Melissa

      from Orlando, FL

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      • Easy to understand
      • Good examples
      • Helpful
      • Informative

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        Best Uses

        • Beginner's guide

        Comments about Amherst Media Book: The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography:

        This book is really easy to understand and has helped me a lot in my underwater photography. The author does a really good job of explaining the basics to you. Instead of just telling you "you should do this" or "you need to do that", he tells you WHY and gives you clear examples.

        He also does a really good job of making it seem like you're just having a friendly conversation with someone. I really had fun reading the book and learning new things; it didn't feel like work at all--which is how it can sometimes feel when you're reading an instructional book.

        I've already recommended it to a few friends and will continue to do so. Even after years of doing underwater photography, I still managed to learn a ton from this book and I think anyone who is into underwater photography could benefit from it!

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