Photography is a unique kind of art, indeed! It is a way that captures great moments on which you look back with nostalgia. You encounter a moment that passes swiftly, but you just wish that you could pause the world around you for a second to observe, live the moment and feel it. That’s what underwater photography is all about: seizing the moment and living it to the fullest.
If you wanted to embrace mother nature and marine life, you will regard underwater photography as a gift, as that pause for which you have always wished.
Here are 10 of the best underwater photographers whose talent and vision have gone beyond expectations.10 Greg Amptman Greg Amptman has been a professional photographer for 18 years now. As soon as he got his certificate, his career kicked off. Based in Idaho, Amptman was overwhelmed with the marine life and the ocean. However, he was rarely given the opportunity to view the ocean. After he earned his scuba diving certificate, the marine life got his jaws dropping, so the first step he took was booking himself a place at photography course with his former scuba diving course.
Apparently, his professionalism had to be backed up with further education; he studied at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.
“Photography can never be separated from the aspects of making the common things unusual, welcoming the unexpected, indulging and embracing ourselves with the joy of photography”—Hengki Koentjoro said in 20132 Sean Davey Sean Davey has been into viewing works by Max Dupain and Pete Turner, and he has wished to take a leaf of their book. Although Davey has been heavily influenced by them, he has his technique and vision and merely follows his passion and derive. His enthusiasm for shadows, silhouettes and bold colours have panned out; he started his major project the Shadowland collection. Remarkably, his magazine photography career kicked off with Australian magazines in the 1980s then jacked up as he had heaps of underwater shots for other magazines, Notably, his magazine photography career spanned the past 25-30 years. 1 Jason deCaires Taylor We can simply state the art runs in this man’s blood, and there is nothing stopping it. Jason deCaires Taylor, ou 44-year-old underwater photographer, as we stated, has chosen art first and foremost as he is not only a professional photographer who has blown our minds with his beyond unbelievable talent and a second to none vision and imagination, but also he a sculpture who obtained a BA Honours in Sculpture from the London Institute of Arts in 1998. Taylor had taken his unbelievable talent to a whole new level when he handled major projects as Museo Atlantico, which aimed at photographing around 300 submerged sculptures in Lanzarote, Spain. The major project certainly proved that Taylor’s name should be carved on a stone where names of photographers of history were listed.