David Doubilet David Doubilet is famous forexploring the worlds watersphotography. He has a long andintimate vision into the sea. He hasphotographed in the depths of suchplaces as the southwest Pacific, NewZealand, Canada, Japan, Tasmania,Scotland, and the northwest Atlantic.David was named a NationalGeographicContributing Photographer-in-Residence in 2001.He is also therecipient of many prestigious awards,including the Sara Prize, the LowellThomas Award, and the LennartNilsson Award in Photography.
David Doubilet was born in New York in 1946. At the age of eight, he began snorkeling off the coast of New Jersey. When he was 12, he began shooting underwater, using a Brownie Hawkeye.Doubilet graduated from Boston University in 1970. The following year, he shot his first story—on garden eels in the Red Sea—for National Geographic. He has been a contract photographer for the magazine since 1976 and has shot numerous articles for the publication. His work has taken him to freshwater ecosystems such as Botswanas Okavango Delta and Canadas St. Lawrence River. He has photographed stingrays, sponges, and sleeping sharks in the Caribbean as well as shipwrecks in the South Pacific, the Atlantic, and at Pearl Harbor. David’s personal challenge is to create a visual voice for the world’s oceans and to connect people to the incredible beauty and silent devastation happening within the invisible world below.
David and his wife Jennifer Hayes(his photographic partner) co-own their studio and stock photography company, Undersea Images Inc., located on the St. Lawrence River in Clayton, New York. He also has produced several books, including Light in the Sea, Water Light and Time, TheKingdom of Coral: Australias Great Barrier Reef, and Fish Face. David is a contributing editor for several publications and an author of 12 titles including the award wining Water Light Time.
David used to take photos to show the depth of the sea and perspective techniques. Mostly he take photos with one light source. And then, in some photos he use water surface as a common line for the two world of sky and sea. The most significant point is that he like to take upward or downward frames. In My Point of view, taking photos of under water world? Wow, fantastic. As you know, its not a piece of cake. Its very dangerous and difficult to take such amazing shoots. Personally, I really impressed for his focusing on lighting and perspective techniques in deep sea. Sometimes, he put the focus object in the center instead of using rule of third. But its still quite good as he used to take such photos in comparative methods. I would like to present some of his works with pleasure.
As I mentioned before, David put the focusing object in nearly center of the frame.However, its quite good enough as he took comparison between small things andonly bigger one. The audience can see easily the aquarium life.
This is one of my favorite photos of his works. He showed the depth of the sea by takingUpward frame as his usual style. I still confuse how he took such a colorful photo with onlyOne source of the light from the sun. If I have a chance, I really want to try it out to get suchAn incredible shot. His lighting techniques are really awesome.
Really nice shot! He used water surface at the center to separate two world of sky andSea. The underwater lighting is really difference and interesting comparing to the usualLighting even though this light come from the sun. Now I realize that it may be a bit darkerIf we take from the top to the deep sea as we take against the main source of sun light.Thats may be one of his reasons why he mostly take upward frames.
Same shot like the previous one what I presented. He show two difference worlds inOne shot by focusing this cute and charming sea turtles. The reflection of water giveA pleasant feeling to audience. Rule of third is essential for such a good photo.
This is one of his styles. Putting too many similar objects in one frame without lettingSomething to disturb in this shot. Overlapping sense of view is required to take suchPhotos. As usual, only one light source which coming from left to right.
All things considered, he became my roleModel of photography as he spend his lifeTime to introduce every person on thisplanet to the important role the ocean has in their life and make them aware that the ocean is truly the Earth’s engine.