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Recognized as one of the world's foremost teachers and authors on underwater photography, Cathy has been pioneering and teaching underwater photography for over 50 years.  Cathy is a member of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, the Women Divers Hall of Fame, a DEMA Reaching Out Award winner, a recipient of the prestigious NOGI Award, has coauthored hundreds of magazine articles, written six books on underwater photo techniques, and offers seminars throughout the world. www.CathyChurch.com

Cathy Church Land & Sea Scuba Review and Tutorial

Cathy Church Land & Sea Scuba Review and Tutorial

Cathy Church is a pioneer in underwater photography.  Learn about what Cathy Church thinks about Vivid-Pix Land & Sea Scuba and how she uses it.

 

 

 


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Orange Photos

Orange Photos

It is always fun to add any new twist that you can think of for your underwater photography. I decided to experiment with things that were orange. I selected out lots of photos that I already had, and I also went on a few dives looking for anything with orange. I was very lucky and found my absolute favorite but elusive subject, the gaudy clown crab (Platypodiella spectabilis).

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Use side lighting to make shadows

Use side lighting to make shadows

Don’t just use your strobes to light up everything. Sometimes you need to be careful how to use your strobes to NOT light parts of the image so that you can make shadows.

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Turning a small subject into a dramatic photo

Turning a small subject into a dramatic photo

Have you ever wondered how people find these huge red finger sponges on the same dive where you saw only little ones? The answer is that these ARE the little ones you saw but photographed very close with an extremely wide-angle lens that includes everything within a 180º diagonal area. That means that you can stand very close to your 8 foot wall at home and get the entire wall from floor to ceiling in your photo from just a few inches away.

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