There is no doubt that descending into the deep blue as a sunken vessel magically appears always invites a sense of awe, mystery and wonder. Often harbouring tales of turbulent seas, death, and sunken treasure; capturing a wreck’s story in a single photograph is what we would call beyond challenging. As divers, we haven’t done a lot of wreck diving, and therefore haven’t photographed many wrecks. So how do you shoot a shipwreck when you’ve never dived it before? Here’s what we learnt from our first attempt shooting Queensland’s grand steamship S.S. Yongala.
The Covid-19 lockdown has forced us to look a bit closer to home for our photo subjects, and we were surprised to see that we actually live in a city full of amazing bird life. As sad as it is, the recent bushfires in Australia have forced many birds closer to our cities, searching for food and new habitat. The influx of parrots in particular over the past few months has been overwhelming, like nothing we have experienced before.
If you’re a regular user of Instagram you’ve probably noticed that almost every blogger or influencer has a suite of presets that they want you to buy. For many influencers, selling their presents is a way to generate a passive income from all the years slaving away in the digital dark room. But should you be buying and using them on your own images?
If you’re relatively new to underwater photography, you’re probably wondering how to get that striking black background behind your subject. Depending on the style of photograph your trying to achieve, a black background can make your image pop and bring out your subject’s unique character and personality. But you’ll need more than just the right camera settings to achieve it. Here’s what works for us: