UNDER WATER PHOTOGRAPHER
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Imran Ahmad’s images arouse a sense
of curiosity or interest on the viewers towards
them. His pictures looks like they are
mischievously crafted giving the audience the
accurate mood of that moment that he had
in mind while clicking the picture. His
pictures are very creative.
About his career
Singapore based Nikon Professional
Photographer and Film Lecturer at SAE
Conducting photo workshops and seminars at various dives shows around Singapore
His photos exhibited at DEEP Indonesia (Jakarta) and MIDE Malaysia ( Kuala Lumpur).
His works were published in Asian Diver, Scuba Diver Australasia, Berita Harian, EZDive,
Sport Diving Australia, Sport Diving & Scuba Diver
He has been a photo judge on several occasions including the recent Nikon BigShot 1 & 2
photo competition in Singapore.
Freelance Photographer at Getty Images.
Media Trainer at Singapore Media Academy.
Skills and expertise
Editorial Photography, Travel Photography, Digital Photography,
Lightroom, Video Editing, Camera ,
Video Production, Film, Image Editing,
Documentaries, Photojournalism , Studio Lighting,
Post Production, Magazines, Art,
Cinematography, Underwater Photography, Sports Photography,
Portrait Photography, Event Photography, Commercial Photography,
Fine Art Photography, Fashion Photography, Architectural Photography
Imran Ahmad’s interests are
wildlife & Travel Photography
and people photography but
he is most famous for his
underwater photography. His specialty is that There is no choreographing in
He is famous for
“Dutch Tilt” technique.
His photography speaks
what he tries to convey.
Even the things we see in
our life looks beautiful
through his eyes like we
have not seen before.
This picture really made me stare at it for hours. It’s a clear
Dutch angle which gives us a feeling that we are inside the
water looking up for the sky
His contribution to the field
In 2012, Imran was elected as the
President on the newly formed South
East Asia Society of Underwater
As a president of SEASOUP, he
aspires to promote underwater
photography in all aspects, both as a
form of art and also as a memory by
recording the underwater
His work was exhibited in Ocean
Artists Society, a unique alliance of
some of the world's top artists
around the world working together
through ocean art.
His photography's were to inspire
people around the world to develop
an awareness towards marine life and
of our need to preserve our natural
His style of photography
& cinematography is a lot about
anticipating a subject’s
movement and body language.
His under water photography
are mostly natural and not
choreographed. He just
captures the art of actions that
unfold before his eyes at the
exact fraction of second which
A lot of his underwater
photography add a wonderful
beauty to it by playing with the
lightings that are available
underwater and the reflections on
the subject or water or the floor.
His specialty is Dutch angle
The colours in his photography are
eye catching and aesthetically
He let his lens speak for him.
Through his journey of photography he
captures the faction of the second
which looks artistic through his eyes.
Through his images we can feel the
physical presence of our soul with him
as he dives and capture images of the
realm to share with us and his passion
for the ocean.
Even a normal subjects looks appealing
through his artistic eyes like we have
never seen before.
Challenges in underwater photography
The environment: moisture,
difficult to arrange props, mobile
subjects and visibility.
Difficulty in breathing
Depth ,pressure and time.
I personally feel that underwater
photography and wildlife
photography are really interesting.
And I find Imran Ahmad to be really
I would like to explore Dutch angle
and the composition of the image.
Even though his pictures are
underwater his lighting are so perfect
and the pictures are so colourful and
inspires me a lot.
Imran Ahmad bin Rayat Ahmad
This is one of his favorite and
epic photograph. The picture is
divided into 3 parts. The fore
ground, background and the
reflection in between. The picture is
asymmetrical and the point of
interest is on the girl who is placed
approximately at the center of the
frame but in the fore ground to have
the main focus. The picture have
warm colour tone which gives the
viewers the coolness of the ocean.
He used Dutch angle. Through this picture we could feel the presence of being
into the picture. We could see the fore ground and the background are cut diagonally .
Very artistic cool colour tone.
The Dutch angle he used helps the
picture to have an interesting point
of focus on the jelly fish. The picture
has depth of field where the jelly fish
is in the main focus.
Monochromatic colour tone of a close up. The picture has contrasting colour
tone and he has used shallow depth of field
The picture has a monochromatic colour tone with shallow depth of focus.
This photograph is highly
contrasting and it is deeply focused where
by the texture formed by the ripples are
very clear and the refection of the sun
making the whole image light bright.