Ask any underwater macro photographer where their top critter destination is, and there’s a very good chance you’ll repeatedly hear the word “Lembeh.” Ask them to give you their top critters, and you probably won’t be surprised to find frogfish of every size, shape and color among the favored subjects. Which is why “How to Shoot Frogfish in Lembeh” by James Emery, just published by Backscatter, makes for essential reading. Emery is, of course, not just Lembeh Resort’s new photo guru; he’s the photo pro at the helm of the first ever Backscatter Authorized Photo Center, which is nestled within the resort’s comfortable confines.
Whether you’re trying to capture the hairy, the painted, the giant, the warty, the scarlet, the ocellated, the Randall’s, the sargassum, or the hispid—all nine frogfish species of which you’ll find in Lembeh—Emery has some great tips to ensure you get the shot. The advice includes hiring a talented private guide (which is par for the course at Lembeh Resort), using two strobes with different powers, and getting creative with a snoot. And, needless to say, it’s adorned with one inspiring frogfish portrait after another.
Now, where do you want to go when the airlines start flying again…?
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