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How to light photographs underwater


10.25.2018 Tech

Stephen Frink, one of the world’s most-published underwater photographers, freely shares the No. 1 tip he gives students who want to raise their work to a higher professional level: “The key to making a great underwater photograph is good lighting.”Water is denser than air, and it absorbs color very quickly. Because color is lost the deeper you go, high-quality lighting is paramount. Ambient light is insufficient and straight-on lighting is too bright. Any snorkeler weilding a... Continue Reading >

In deep and up close: Underwater photographer Stephen Frink


November 2018 issue Profiles

Holding onto success despite changing tides As he sips a cup of coffee in a Starbucks near his Key Largo studio in the Florida Keys, veteran underwater photographer Stephen Frink doesn’t pause for a second when asked to name the most important requirement for a great underwater photograph.“That’s easy,” says the 69-year-old Frink, whom many publications have called the world’s most widely published underwater photographer. “It’s proximity.”Frink is on a roll. After taking... Continue Reading >

Drew Doggett photographs the mythical white horses of Iceland


October 2018 issue News

© Drew DoggettDrew Doggett stood in near-freezing water and extreme cold air temperatures to capture this photograph (right) of an Icelandic horse. “Adrenaline pumps to the point of not knowing that the temperature is affecting you to the degree that it is,” he says. “As soon as I stopped moving, I felt numbness in my feet and hands that lasted hours.”The frigid temps were a worthwhile price to pay for telling the intertwined stories of the Icelandic landscape and its beautiful... Continue Reading >

Ken Kaminesky photographs the great migration


9.23.2018 News

Anatomy of an imagePhotographer: Ken KamineskyDate: Sept. 14, 2017Location: Serengeti National Park in TanzaniaSubject: WildebeestEquipment: Fujifilm X-T2 camera, Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 WR lens, Fujifilm XF 2x TC WR TeleconverterKaminesky's notes: It had long been a top bucket list experience for me to visit Tanzania during the great migration. While I had visions of shooting specific animals, I did not think about exactly how or under what circumstances I’d be... Continue Reading >

Underwater photographer swims with sharks for the perfect capture


August 2018 issue News

© Tanya HouppermansSchooledRows of jagged teeth make sand tiger sharks look vicious, but they’re actually quite docile, says underwater and outdoor photographer Tanya Houppermans. She captured this image of a sand tiger shark 15 miles off the coast of Cape Lookout, North Carolina as it swam slowly through a massive school of tiny fish. “To get this image, I swam on my back underneath the shark only a few feet away. As I swam with her, the fish parted way, giving me a clear shot of the... Continue Reading >

Website crowdsources images to raise funds for national parks

May 2018 issue News

Art on the rangeWant to give back to the U.S. national parks? Sweden-born photographer Oscar Nilsson did. “I moved to California five years ago, and from the moment I first moved here I was so blown away by the national parks. They’re kind of part of what inspired me to pursue photography.”Hoping to buoy his muse, Nilsson partnered with pop-up events producer Alex Tatem to found The Art Rangers, a website where photographers and other artists can donate their park-inspired works to be... Continue Reading >

A project with legs: Levon Biss’ larger-than-life bug portraits


April 2018 issue Profiles

It was a ground beetle. Levon Biss’ son Sebastian brought the ordinary bug in from the garden on a spring day, and Biss placed it under Sebastian’s microscope. “There was nothing special about this insect,” explained Biss in his 2017 TED Talk. “It’s a common species.” And yet, under the microscope, its glowing green back looked gorgeously speckled as if with stars. “When I first saw it, it reminded me of a galaxy,” Biss says. “And all the time, this had just been outside our... Continue Reading >

New photo book of sloths melts hearts, educates


April 2018 issue News

Wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas’ new book “Sloths: Life in the Slow Lane” was dreamed up while lying on the rainforest floor with researcher Rebecca Cliffe, founder and director of the Sloth Conservation Foundation.Rebecca Cliffe (left) and Suzi Eszterhas (right)  © Suzi EszterhasEszterhas was photographing orphan sloths at the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica rescue center for a story when she heard that a mother sloth with a newborn had turned up in a nearby forest. Hoping for... Continue Reading >
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