mattmarchant
mattmarchant

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Top Shot Award 21
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People's Choice in Picturing Other Species Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Picturing Other Species Photo Contest
9Teen Award
Contest Finalist in Anything Animals Photo Contest
Celebrity Award
Contest Finalist in An Unforgettable Adventure Photo Contest
Runner Up in Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 5
Contest Finalist in Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 5
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 41
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Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 class
Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Earth Day Every Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
Picturing Other Species Photo ContestTop 10 class
Around The World Photo Contest Digital Camera WorldTop 20 class
photographyawards2019Top 10 class
photographyawards2019Top 10 class week 2
photographyawards2019Top 10 class week 1
All About Water Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
An Unforgettable Adventure Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 2
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 5Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 5Top 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 41Top 20 class
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 41Top 20 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 15Top 30 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 15Top 20 class week 2
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 15Top 10 class week 1

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Flokiteashusky PRO
 
Flokiteashusky May 09, 2018
Great photo.
sherryrauhculp
 
sherryrauhculp May 11, 2018
What a great photo. Love it.
Nostroboy PRO
 
Nostroboy June 07, 2018
Wow amazing !
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe June 16, 2018
Awesome capture!
Annie_McFar
 
Annie_McFar June 23, 2018
Congratulations! :-)

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken at Guadalupe Island off the west coast of Mexico. The deep blue waters off Baja make for some of the best visibility on the planet!
Time
This was shot mid morning during the second cafe rotation
Lighting
The lighting is all natural. No strobes were used to capture this image
Equipment
Canon 7dii Ikelite dive housing Tokina wide angle lens
Inspiration
Sharks give all the inspiration necessary to take their photos. My inspiration is conservation focused. I am about to publish my first children’s book on sharks. My goal is to make a series of educational shark books to teach the next generation about sharks and help conserve them
Editing
White balance underwater is key. In Lightroom I use the dropper tool and select the white part on the bottom side of the shark. Then I get the colors the way I want. From here my goal is to make the shark jump out from the background as if it were jumping out of your dreams!
In my camera bag
I carry a shark hat a friend made me for good luck on my shark dives! Besides that just scuba gear, camera gear, and extra O rings for my dive housing!!!
Feedback
Go shark diving! Do it!!! It is the most wonderful experience. Underwater photography is the most rewarding and frustrating type of photography. It takes practice, focus, and a little luck to get the shot! You must know your camera gear really well BEFOFE getting in the water. Trying to mess with settings underwater is difficult and can be dangerous. Try to set your gear up before getting in the water. That way you only have to focus on the sharks and the shutter!

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