Best Underwater Photography Books

1. The Beginner's Guide to Underwater Digital Photography

by Larry Gates

Simplifying the seemingly difficult and expensive art of underwater photography, this accessible investigation outlines the four elements of success: focus, exposure, composition, and subject. Beginning with an overview of necessary diving skills, this survey reviews these four categories in detail, depicting how to obtain superior results even without the latest and greatest equipment. Maintenance and first-aid tactics are presented as well, reducing the…»

2. The Underwater Photographer, Fourth Edition


The award-winning third edition of 'The Underwater Photographer' dragged the topic kicking and screaming in to the digital age and with the fully updated fourth edition highly respected photographer and tutor Martin Edge takes you deeper in to the world of Underwater Photography.Practical examples take you step-by-step through the basic techniques from photographing shipwrecks, divers, marine life and abstract images to taking photographs at night. Brand…»

3. Successful Underwater Photography

by Brian Skerry, Howard Hall

From fundamental principles of photographing marine life to making a living selling underwater photographs, Successful Underwater Photography provides an unlimited wealth of practical advice, surefire strategies, and tested tips for taking extraordinary photos of elusive underwater subjects. Written by two top photographers who specialize in marine photography, this solid, lavishly illustrated field guide provides no-nonsense information on such topics as…»

4. Master Guide for Underwater Digital Photography

by Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl

From camera selection to enhanced exposure, everything necessary to capture underwater digital images is available in this handy reference. Photographers will learn how to select, test, and use digital cameras for technically perfect images, adapt traditional photo techniques to underwater conditions, confidently shoot and light underwater images for great exposure, and remedy common problems that plague underwater photographers. Helpful hints on…»

5. Adobe Photoshop for Underwater Photographers

by Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl

Using the digital darkroom to perfect underwater images, this guide is loaded with tips on how to finesse, fine-tune, retouch, and enhance underwater film scans and digital images with Adobe Photoshop. This comprehensive look at the required setup for a digital darkroom outlines the necessary hardware, monitor calibration, and room lighting, in addition to providing a survey of the top editing tools and descriptions of the most tried-and-true correction…»

6. A Diver's Guide to The Art of Underwater Photography, Creative Techniques and Camera Systems for Digital and Film

by Andrea Ferrari, Antonella Ferrari

Discover the secrets of the world's best underwater photographers in 360 spectacular, image-filled pages in full color. Learn how you can shoot better underwater images thanks to technical tips and creative suggestions from the masters. Find out about rigorously field-tested digital and film techniques and u/w photo equipment, including lenses, strobes and camera systems. Unlock the hidden techniques which are behind imaginative framing and lighting to…»

7. The Underwater Photographer, Third Edition: Digital and Traditional Techniques


A superb hand-on manual containing a wealth of underwater tips, hints and advice - all beautifully illustrated with brand new, full colour images.Martin Edge, a leading authority on underwater photography, will help you capture stunning effects using his popular 'think and consider' system - offering a heightened awareness and understanding of the subject matter, lighting and environment to take the perfect picture. Practical examples take you step-by-step…»

8. The Underwater Photographer's Trip Guide


In this concise, pocket-sized guide award winning photographer Martin Edge brings his world-renowned techniques for taking stunning underwater images to a whole new audience. Remaining true to his renowned 'Think and Consider' system that has been honed over 20 years of teaching, Martin shows that you don't need to have expensive equipment or masses of photographic knowledge to get great images. Whether you are a total novice shooting with a small compact…»

9. The Underwater Photography Handbook

by Annemarie Kohler, Danja Kohler

*200 color photos * 15 color drawings * 8 x 11 * Useful information for underwater photographers of all levels * Brilliant full-color photographs throughout "This book is set to become one of the few classic titles about underwater photography. It is packed with good advice."--Colin Doeg, Dive International magazine This handsomely illustrated handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the basic techniques of underwater still photography and videography,…»

10. Digital Imaging for the Underwater Photographer

by Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl

Designed to help the underwater photographer make a smooth transition to digital imaging, this handbook discusses how to digitally refine, correct, and enhance underwater photographs. The equipment necessary for digital imaging for underwater photography is explained, and includes a discussion on the essentials of scanning in order to develop underwater pictures. Along with extensive information on Adobe Photoshop and how it can be used to edit underwater…»

11. Digital Underwater Photography: Jill Heinerth's Guide to Digital Underwater Photography

by Jill Heinerth

A comprehensive guide to digital underwater photography techniques, equipment, editing and artistry. Written by acclaimed underwater photographer and film maker, Jill Heinerth, the manual includes tips, secrets and remarkable stories from her expeditions around the world. Scuba divers of all levels of experience and background will enjoy this easy to understand, full-color handbook. Techniques are demonstrated using Jill's rich library of award-winning…»

12. Realm of the Pygmy Seahorse: An Underwater Photography Adventure

by Constantinos Petrinos

For millennia, climatological and geological processes created the necessary conditions for the tropical Indo-Pacific to evolve into the most diverse area among marine ecosystems. The Indonesian-Philippines area is the epicentre of this amazing biodiversity. Award-winning photographer Constantinos Petrinos chose the Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi, Indonesia to document this fascinating underwater wonderland. He spent 5 months in the region, did 320 dives…»

13. Digital Imaging for the Underwater Photographer: Computer Applications for Photo Enhancement and Presentation

by Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl

Designed to help the underwater photographer make a smooth transition to digital imaging, this book discusses how to digitally refine, correct, and enhance underwater photographs. It details the equipment necessary for digital imaging for underwater photography, and includes a discussion on the essentials of scanning. There is extensive information on Adobe Photoshop, and how it can be used to edit underwater pictures. This book also investigates the…»