Underwater Photography Resources
Inspirational Underwater Photos
Note: this is not meant to be a complete list of the best underwater photographers. Rather, these links are quick sources of inspiration, photographers with good web sites that have a great personal portfolios easily accessible. There are many more besides these.
Chris Newbert underwater photography. My first choice for inspiration!
David Hall underwater photography
Shannon Conway underwater photography
David Doubilet underwater photography
Alex Mustard underwater photography
http://www.amustard.com/?page=port_galo08 (requires FLASH)
Frans Lanting Inpirational nature & wildlife photography
www.uwphotographyguide.com/forum - our own forums, and a great place to get help
www.wetpixel.com - popular forums, also runs dive trips and has news. Run by Eric Cheng.
Underwater Photography Magazines / Articles
www.uwpmag.com - free pdf magazine that comes out every 2 months with underwater photography articles. Published by Peter Rowlands.
www.divephotoguide.com - website has new articles on underwater photography every couple of weeks + news, galleries and runs dive trips. Published by Jason Heller.
General photography info / forums
Technical photography info
Ken Rockwell - www.kenrockwell.com
Tom Hogan - http://www.bythom.com/
Photozone - http://www.photozone.de/Reviews/overview
Bjorn Rorslett - http://www.naturfotograf.com/index2.html
Books on general photography & nature photography
I recommend any photography books by the authors John Shaw, Michael Freeman, Jon Cox, & Tim Fitzharris.
Concepts of nature, by Andy Rouse, is an excellent wildlife photography book.
Further reading on Underwater photography
I recommend any books by Martin Edge (the underwater photographer), Howard Hall & Brian Skerry (the later edition with both Authors), and Jim Church's composition book (may be hard to find). There are many other excellent underwater photography books out there, but those were the ones most useful for me personally.
Writeups on Underwater Photographer's Blogs
Misc & Friends