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Scubakraut
02-11-2008, 22:49
Underwater photography guide
The Underwater Photographer, Third Edition: Digital and Traditional Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0240519884?ie=UTF8&tag=whicolnom-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0240519884)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ABGKFHXGL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg

DevilDiver
03-19-2008, 14:14
Have not picked this one up yet....... What did you like about it? Any others on your list?

DevilDiver
03-19-2008, 16:15
These are two of my favorites:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510659G5G8L._OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/1881652181/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books)
Older, deals with film. Concepts are basically the same. Great book on basic ideas and understanding of composition.:smiley20:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61K1WHQ344L._OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/1584281669/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books)
Easy to understand and well written. Deals with basic up to semi-advanced.

bversteegh
03-20-2008, 00:52
Underwater photography guide
The Underwater Photographer, Third Edition: Digital and Traditional Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0240519884?ie=UTF8&tag=whicolnom-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0240519884)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ABGKFHXGL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg


Have not picked this one up yet....... What did you like about it? Any others on your list?

I can vouch for this one - one of my absolute favorites. Very comprehensive discussion about how to take all the major shots (close focus wide angle, wide angle, silhouettes, macro, divers, wrecks, etc) - with multiple examples (great photos) of each type discussing technique, settings, etc. Fully updated for digital - gaurantee you won't be disappointed.

The Jim Church composition book is also a classic - applies equally to digital as well as film (although I lost mine in my last move :smiley13:).

DevilDiver
06-20-2008, 09:06
Underwater photography guide
The Underwater Photographer, Third Edition: Digital and Traditional Techniques (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0240519884?ie=UTF8&tag=whicolnom-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0240519884)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ABGKFHXGL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg

Got it, read it! Reading it again..... Really good book! Covers basic to advanced on digicams and DSLR.

If anyone has other favorites or sugestions please post.

Yellowone
08-11-2008, 18:39
Hmm.. might have to pick this book up :)

crgjpg
08-14-2008, 06:50
Thanks for posting it. I think that I will get one. I am in need of help with my photos.

csterling95
08-14-2008, 07:59
what kind of marine life is pictured in the photo magazine?:smiley29:

DevilDiver
08-14-2008, 09:18
what kind of marine life is pictured in the photo magazine?:smiley29:

Exactly....:smilie40:

lucidblue
10-22-2008, 19:27
If I had to get one of these three books which should I get?

DevilDiver
10-23-2008, 08:04
I would go with "Martin Edge- The Underwater Photographer".

Just concentrate on one subject/technique at a time until you feel you have mastered it and then take on the next skill. IMO the photo basics like composition are more important, especially starting out.... You will always be working, learning and changing things like things like F-stops and shutter speed because these are subjective.

DevilDiver
12-26-2008, 19:04
Just picked up this book. Really good for beginner to intermediate with simple explanations to common questions.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Zq-2pgMwL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/2940378223/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link)

SynCitizen
12-26-2008, 20:49
Just picked up this book. Really good for beginner to intermediate with simple explanations to common questions.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Zq-2pgMwL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/2940378223/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link)

I will be ordering this shortly. :smiley20:
One question tho... Does it have a good section on strobe usage?

DevilDiver
12-26-2008, 23:57
Just picked up this book. Really good for beginner to intermediate with simple explanations to common questions.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Zq-2pgMwL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/2940378223/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link)

I will be ordering this shortly. :smiley20:
One question tho... Does it have a good section on strobe usage?

It covers strobes but not real in depth. Basics on lighting, avoiding backscatter, fill flash.

The Martin Edge book goes in to strobes and lighting a lot more......

If you have any questions let me know and I will help if I can.

kong
12-27-2008, 00:33
Thanks. I get tired of ordering DVD s or other garbage from Amazon with my gift cards from Chase. At least now I have some suggestions on how to spend there.

namabiru
12-27-2008, 20:51
Thanks for the recommendations-- after coming back from my trip, and looking at my photos, I realised that it was time to do some studying.

ndv21
05-06-2009, 00:56
I will be going to Aruba in a month and a half and I am getting my first UW camera. I think it'll be a good idea to read these before venturing out into open water!