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Unidentified Floating Objects

I'd been working on the Bubble Series for several years and wanted to add another layer to the series. During exhibitions for the Bubble Series, I would talk with people about the photographs and then leave them alone to peruse the show.  I would then listen to people talk about the photographs and hear what people thought the bubbles "really were" as they often did not believe that what they were seeing were bubbles. Eventually, I started to deliberately create a scene in which the viewer truly can not determine what they are seeing. Instead, I want people to hypothesize what are, in fact, these unknown objects. Oftentimes, when I am working underwater, I will see objects that have no place being in our waters and...

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Just Breathe

People get very nervous about underwater photography. Not so much about the actual act of creating the photograph, but about getting it right. I am here to tell you to stop worrying! You can have the most expensive photography equipment and every doo-dad — and goodness knows that I travel with a lot of gear — but you don't have to have all that to create really nice photographs for your own personal memories. The most important thing to remember is to breathe. Literally, breathe. All too often I'll watch newbie photographers trying to get the right shot and they will forget that they are underwater. You have to remember that you need to breathe properly. That means more than...

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Fly Deeper

I get asked — and often — for tips about St. Barth. So, I am going to start posting some of them here so that you can grab them when you need them. First up is Laurie and her team at Fly Deeper. If you are going to St. Barth and you want to scuba dive, learn to swim, teach your kids to swim, or have a great video and photos of a day with your friends and family, reach out to Laurie. Why? Because she's great at teaching at all levels, plans a great concierge-level excursion, and is a pleasure to be around. I should mention that Laurie might be part fish or even a mermaid because she navigates and moves within the...

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