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Contest Finalist in Underwater Games Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in It Is A Wild World Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Marine Wildlife Photo Contest
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AshThomson PRO+
 
AshThomson October 19, 2014
Fantastic work!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta October 19, 2014
Brilliant shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
Remraf
 
Remraf October 19, 2014
Great under water shot!
seenaziai
 
seenaziai October 19, 2014
Great image, congratulations on the award!
debhall PRO+
 
debhall October 19, 2014
Fantastic Shot...Congrats on your feature!
iceman2
 
iceman2 October 19, 2014
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 October 19, 2014
Amazing shot... Congrats! ")
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life October 19, 2014
WOOW! awesomeee sauceee! what a capture! :):) Huge congrats to you!!
rfroman10 PRO+
 
rfroman10 October 19, 2014
Great Capture!!
shahadat111
 
shahadat111 October 19, 2014
Play ground of fish.
vojce
 
vojce October 20, 2014
amazing capture
jorensstubis
 
jorensstubis October 20, 2014
sceerie
Bannekh
 
Bannekh October 25, 2014
Nice shot
articleangel007
 
articleangel007 October 26, 2014
Amazing shot!
laurawilson_3713
 
laurawilson_3713 October 26, 2014
fabulous
artsygirl
 
artsygirl October 28, 2014
Nice picture. Beautiful colors
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CherylG
 
CherylG October 29, 2014
WOW this is so beautiful!! Amazing picture!!
Shulie1
 
Shulie1 October 30, 2014
Marvellous shot!
kayacloud
 
kayacloud November 16, 2014
love it!!!
teresadominici
 
teresadominici November 17, 2014
Great capture, well done!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi January 09, 2015
awesome capture !
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle February 16, 2015
Awesome shot - voted Marine
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel June 25, 2015
This one wins the Shark Week Award.
CARRNNO
 
CARRNNO July 16, 2015
Amazing shot, as much as i am amazed no one has commented on your bravery
CARRNNO
 
CARRNNO July 16, 2015
i like how there are also a uniform stream of fish going by the great white towards or away from you! I too, absolutely love great white sharks or sharks for that matter but i am not as brave as you
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 08, 2015
Congratulations on both of your Contest Finalist wins!!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken off the coast of Isla de Guadalupe which is a remote island in Mexico. It's about a 30 hour boat ride from San Diego, CA and is west of Baja California.
Time
This particular picture was taken at roughly 4:00pm
Lighting
Although the visibility in the water was about 80 ft, the sharks had to be somewhat close to the surface in order to get any detail out of them since I was not using strobes in the cage. Lucky for us, the sharks were drawn to the surface by the bait line.
Equipment
I was using a Canon 5D Mark III with the 16-35 2.8L II lens in an AquaTech Sport Housing.
Inspiration
I've always been fascinated/borderline obsessed with sharks and dreamed of one day seeing a Great White in the wild. That dream came true back in August (2014) when I booked a 5 day trip to go cage diving with them. They are absolutely incredible animals and so misunderstood but I was amazed by the beauty- the almost gentle way they glide through the water without any effort. So obviously my plan was to take as many pictures as possible, especially since this was the first time I used an underwater housing and really had no idea how the pictures would turn out, but my goal was to capture their beauty. Don't get me wrong, they ARE ferocious and extremely dangerous and everyone wanted that epic picture of their mouth open showing off those intimidating teeth. And I did get a couple of those, but to me they aren't the important ones. So when asked what inspired this photo? It showed the other side of these misunderstood predators- swimming away from humans rather than right at them.
Editing
The biggest thing in post was correcting the White Balance. Everything was BLUE since I shot RAW and let Auto White Balance do its thing. I didn't use any red filters which are recommended for underwater use so I definitely had to bump up the Tint slider to add more. From there it was all about trying to recover some of those colors as well as the details. Saturation, Vibrance, Clarity and Sharpening were all bumped pretty heavily and a slight vignette was added to really draw the eye center (although with such a wide lens there was already some slight vignetting).
In my camera bag
I am a professional wedding photographer but shooting sharks underwater was completely out of my league. However, having some amazing equipment readily available and knowing how to use it was definitely a huge advantage. I normally shoot with Canon 5D Mark III's and the following lenses: 50mm 1.2L, 35mm 1.4L, 85mm 1.2L, 70-200mm 2.8L. I also have a few Canon 580EX II speedlites as well as Pocket Wizard Plus III radio triggers.
Feedback
My biggest piece of advice is booking your trip with Shark Diver (www.sharkdiver.com). The amount of knowledge that the crew has and their love for these animals, I found was truly inspiring. There are other fleets that do similar trips but to really get an amazing experience it should be multiple days of diving and with a crew that lives for sharks. Having an underwater housing with a wide lens is another key recommendation. The underwater point and shoots just don't have enough image quality to really capture everything- in my opinion. The same for GoPro's. Their video is amazing but still images, I find to still be lacking. If given the option, go for the underwater housing and test it before going diving. I tried mine out in the pool of the hotel I stayed at. Some technical aspects- 16mm F/6.3 1/640th sec ISO 640

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