SOURCE: Underwater Photography Guide

Underwater Photography Guide

February 16, 2010 13:20 ET

Underwater Photography Website Launches the World's First Free Comprehensive Online Guide to Underwater Photography

Underwater Photography Is a Growing Activity Enjoyed by Tens of Thousands of Scuba Divers Each Year; Is a Comprehensive Resource on Underwater Photography Theory, Technique, Equipment, Travel Destinations and Marine Life for Beginners and Experienced Photographers

SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) -  Underwater photography is the most challenging type of photography one can undertake. It is also one of the fastest growing segments, due to the rapid drop in the price of underwater camera housings over the last 10 years. is proud to be the first free comprehensive online guide to underwater photography to assist divers and photographers in learning this difficult art.

The website has been in beta for several months already, with articles on theory, technique and equipment being added every week. The instructional videos are also very popular. Many award-winning amateur and professional underwater photographers worldwide have contributed to the Underwater Photography Guide. Reaction to this resource by industry professionals has been overwhelmingly positive.

Well-known professional underwater photographer Alex Mustard says, "The Underwater Photography Guide is an excellent and free resource that every underwater photographer who wants to improve their photos should bookmark."

Bonnie Pelnar of says, "The Underwater Photography Guide is a valuable resource for beginners as well as accomplished shooters. I recommend it to all my workshop students. It's the perfect combination of technical 'how-to' that's easy to understand, creative ideas and research and testing that backs it all up. I love the unbiased articles and straight-forward delivery. Nice job!"

Uwe Schmolke, a German Photographer who recently won best of show in the prestigious Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society International Competition, says, "The Underwater Photography Guide is a very hands-on guide to Underwater Photography which enables both beginners and passionate amateurs to improve their capabilities in making underwater photos an unforgettable experience. It provides easy access to a lot of desired information."

Owner and Editor of Scott Gietler says, "Underwater photography can be very daunting the first time it is attempted. After 1,000 dives with a camera, I am still learning. My passion is not just photography, but sharing with others how to get more out of it. And at the end of the day, if more people are taking photos that they want to share, it's going to also drive interest in scuba diving and preserving our world's oceans."

In addition to photography theory and technique, the Underwater Photography Guide also has articles on underwater camera settings, underwater camera and lens reviews, unbiased, informative articles about dive destinations around the world that offer underwater photography opportunities, and articles on the natural history and behavior of marine life.

About is a Santa Monica, California based website dedicated to helping underwater photographers and scuba divers learn and improve their underwater photography. For more information, visit

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