DPG regular contributor Alex Mustard has announced the publication of his new book, Underwater Photography Masterclass. While the widely respected photographer has penned countless articles for major scuba magazines as well as made substantial contributions to other books, this is his first fully self-authored book on underwater photography.
Containing some 280 full-color images, the 192-page soft cover book is designed to be travel-friendly and concise, and is aimed at all levels of underwater photographer, regardless of the camera system they use, though the “masterclass” in the title means that the book doesn’t dwell on the basics. Alex says: “Although it presents some ideas and techniques that have never been in books before, I don’t think of it as advanced or technical. I have taught these ideas and techniques on workshops all around the world and know that new photographers can put them into practice from their very first dive. There are just two diagrams in the whole book, and no equations!”
According to Alex, the book is essentially a course on “the whole of underwater photography, told from the perspective of understanding, controlling and mastering light and lighting.” As such, it condenses the tips and techniques taught in Alex’s workshops over many years, including everything from selecting and setting up equipment to “how to get a pygmy seahorse to face your camera.”
Signed copies of the book are available for purchase for £20 GBP (plus postage) directly from Alex’s site, underwaterphotographybook.com, and the book can also be pre-ordered on Amazon UK and USA.
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