Photographer Spotlight: Beth Watson


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On this collection of articles, we’ll shine a highlight on a number of the world’s greatest underwater photographers. Right now we spotlight Beth Watson.

Inform us a bit about your self.

I reside within the small city of Salem, Missouri and have been a licensed diver since 2001. Images is a distinct segment that permits me to precise my creativity that fuels the inventive portion of my soul. My goal is to create distinctive, impactful, thought-provoking imagery and paintings.

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How lengthy have you ever been an underwater photographer?

It was a coincidence. I turned a licensed diver and acquired my first digital digital camera the identical yr.

What acquired you interested by underwater images?

The method of capturing, modifying, and printing a picture from my pc was intriguing. Underwater images was my pastime for the subsequent eight years. After my first journey to the Philippines in 2009, my interest escalated into my ardour. That is once I constructed an internet site and commenced getting into print and images competitions.

What's your favourite type of underwater images?

I'm captivated by the sweetness and splendor of our underwater world and fascinated by all of it. My favourite type, although, is to seize wide-angle scenes. My objective is to place a special spin on an in any other case regular scene. If you must look twice at considered one of my pictures to determine what it's, that's wonderful by me.

What are your favourite topics?

I really like the problem of photographing wide-angle reefs and wrecks. but in addition have the deepest adoration for the tiniest animals within the sea.

 What's your favourite vacation spot?

My favourite vacation spot is often the one I simply visited or my subsequent journey! Nevertheless, touring to  locations that lie inside the Coral Triangle, such because the Philippines or Indonesia, is an actual deal with.

What's your underwater setup?

My underwater gear: Canon 5D MK IV physique, Canon EF Eight-15mmL fisheye zoom, Canon EF 16-35mmL zoom, Canon 100mmL macro lens and Nauticam housing

Do you've any ideas you'll be able to share with new photographers?

It's crucial to develop good diving expertise and buoyancy management earlier than taking any digital camera system underwater. Trial and error are intrinsic to studying, and the important thing to enhancing your images expertise. Experiment and assume outdoors the field. Take a look at different work that you simply admire. Incorporate some points and develop your personal distinctive images type. Divers and photographers should respect, shield and protect our ocean surroundings. Seize topics in a pure means, with out shifting or manipulation. Lead by instance. Be a visionary, when you see it you'll be able to shoot it. 

For extra of Watson’s work, verify her website right here, her Facebook or her Instagram accounts.