Underwater macro photographs taken by Russian marine biologist and photography enthusiast Alexander Semenov.
These amazing underwater macro photographs were taken by Russian marine biologist and photography enthusiast Alexander Semenov.
On his website, Alexander shares his interesting experience with underwater photography:
“When I first began to experiment with sea life photography, I tried shooting small invertebrates for fun with an own old camera, and without any professional lights or lenses. I found and collected the invertebrates underwater, and then shot them in the lab. After two or three months of failure after failure, I ended up with a few good pictures, which I showed to the crew. These inspired us to buy a semi-professional camera, complete with underwater housing and strobes. I then spent the next season trying to shoot the same creatures, but this time in their natural environment. It was much more difficult, and I went at it for another two months without many great results. But when you’re working at something every day, you inevitably gain a lot of experience, and eventually, I began to get some interesting photos—one or two from each dive. Now, after 4 years of practice, I get several good shots almost each time I go and I still have a lot of things to study about underwater photography.”