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#1 Stoo

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:47 AM

I am not new to UW shooting, but I am fairly new to digital shooting in the water. I recently picked up a copy of "The Underwater Photographer" by Martin Edge and found it to be a great read.

I have poked around with other books, but never really found them to be especially "gripping". This book has a number to tricks to get the most out of your images as well as tips for the beginner. I found that many of the things that I do, which led to some of my best images, were specifically discussed in the book. Martin is a fan of the study of light and it's behaviour in the water, and I discovered long ago that using natural light wisely can result in some special images.

The book is nicely printed (I'm in the business!) with hundreds of beautiful images which are used to illustrate the topic being discussed.

Not surprisingly, there are many links to discussions here on Wetpixel, so you're best to have your laptop handy when reading this book.

There are also several contributions by other Wetpixel members who have contributions to make in their specialty.

An enjoyable read overall, and I highly recommend it to new and not-so-new shooters alike.

http://www.amazon.co...p...0780&sr=8-1

Edited by Stoo, 19 February 2012 - 06:44 PM.


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:21 PM

Hi Stoo,

Completely agree with that...a friend recommended the same book to me and it really got me going. Towards the end of the book it started getting a bit above my level of comprehension as I only started but I would like to pick it up again soon as I am sure there is more I can learn from this book.

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#3 Steve Williams

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:25 PM

Hi Stoo,

Here is the Wetpixel March 2010 review of the book (4th edition).

Cheers,
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:19 PM

Fantastic information, helped me loads..
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:48 PM

Here is the Wetpixel March 2010 review of the book (4th edition).


Steve, I'm glad to see that someone beat me to this! I searched for some information but didn't see anything...

All the same, the book is worthy of a repeat mention I think! :D

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:17 PM

All the same, the book is worthy of a repeat mention I think! :D


I agree completely. Martin's book is the essential guide to our crazy passion.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:35 AM

i am a noob and i read this book like 3 months ago and i still go back to take a look a the tips.

For me it was really hepfull...

i will see the results after my next trip with my cam ..

Edited by buton, 07 March 2012 - 08:36 AM.


#8 Wanted_666

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:01 PM

Great informations !!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:07 AM

great info1:)

#10 JKrumsick

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:07 AM

It is a good book. And I agree, you can keep coming back to it for more info!