After a dive with a friend who was taking some classes on UW Photography
, Thomas Conrad was instantly hooked. He is self taught and recommends UW Photography
to anyone who is just starting out.
In the article
Thomas shares his tips on how to get started: "If you want to start with underwater photography, you should learn how to dive first, and learn all about behavior of the subjects you shoot. Your diving skills and knowledge about your subjects are the most important. You have to be an expert in buoyancy to position yourself at the right spot, without destroying any of the life down there."
Thomas also shares his gear which is:
Body: Canon EOS 550D (T2i in the US)
Housing: Sea & Sea RDX 550
Strobes: Sea & Sea YS 110 Alpha
Lens: Canon 8-15mm f/4
Lens: Canon EF 24 mm f/2.9
You can check out more of his images on his 500 px page here