Photographer since 1978, diver since 1997. Aquatic photographer since 2001. International Director of Underwater Photography Department at DIWA, Diving Instructor World Association. Member of the Ocean Artists Society. Professional uw photographer for quite some years. Dive instructor since 1999, now course director.
Monkey Dives Perhentian (monkeydives) Monkey Dives is Professional Dive Center located on Long Beach, Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia. Small place on Long Beach but you can feels like at home. The Monkey Dives team is a young, friendly and energetic collection of dive instructors from throughout the world. Handpicked because of their passion for the underwater world and first class knowledge and experience teaching people how to dive. Small group, personalized attention and a relaxed atmosphere are what we offer on a daily basis. From outstanding reefs to fantastic wrecks, our waters are warm and inviting the marine life abundant and friendly. We offer customized courses for couples, groups, and families, by arranging a diving package to suit your needs. Fresh breeze style Monkey Dives HQ is situated relaxing view close to the beach, a short walk from all the shops, restaurants, and bar. Cheers!
Once you've made some cool underwater shots, you would love to have more people notice your photos, for example by sharing them on Facebook. A path full of potential but lots of nasty obstacles on the way. Let's have a look!
Are you ready for huge perspectives in your underwater photographs? Wide-angles are fine but do you want it even wider? Time to check out underwater panorama photography!
Dived the same dive spot over and over again? Know every fish, stone, and coral by name? Find out how you can shoot common subjects in a different way. Creativity is the key!
Distracted by too many things while shooting underwater images? Let's work on a mindset! Part 2 of the series: During the photo dive.
Cropping is one of the most frequently used steps in postproduction of underwater images, and it can drastically improve the final result of your image. But not always! Read here about when, why, and how you should crop photographs.
The job is done; we have finally completed the postproduction of the underwater image! But now, how do we safely export it for internet use, printing, or for more editing later? Here are some hints for proper exporting.
Sharpening is an essential step in the workflow of editing underwater images, and as it is also the last step, it can give your underwater photographs the final kick.
Why do some underwater photographs result in punchy, vivid, and eye-pleasing colors, while others don't? In some cases, you can achieve that final boost of colors in post production.
When it comes to fine steps of post production of our underwater images, Adobe Photoshop provides some powerful tools for advanced retouching works. Meet those tools here!
Sometimes, an underwater image needs a little retouching in digital post production, mostly when distracted by backscatter. Here's how to get rid of those annoying backscatters!