We have something a little bit different for you in this week’s dive report. Our regular photo guru Rob is away this week, but not to worry – you wont be deprived of your weekly dose of dive photo viewing! We’re happy to introduce former PADI Divemaster Candidate (and as of this week PADI Instructor Development Course Candidate!) Brad Beadling.
Brad has been with us since the end of March and started with his Emergency First Response and PADI Rescue Diver before signing up for his Divemaster and IDC courses. Having been into land photography for over 5 years already, underwater photography seemed like a natural progression – and we think you’ll agree he’s a natural talent!
Not all of Brad’s shots in this weeks compilation are from the past week, but all are recent and give you a general idea of the conditions and marine life sightings we have been enjoying. For those interested, the weather in the past week has been a little changeable, with wind and some small waves picking up towards the end of the week. We’ve had some rain storms, but mainly overnight, and any daytime downpours were quick to pass. This is usual for this time of year, when the West coast of Thailand is experiencing it’s monsoon season.
Our favourite shots from Brad’s collection include this diver silhouette and a fish munching on a sea urchin.
Some of Brad’s favourite subjects to get his beady lens on are anemone’s. They can be challenging to shoot, as the anemone fish that dwell within can move quickly and are good at hiding. So it takes lots of patience and lots of practice to capture a perfect image.
For those looking for camera specifics, all of Brad’s shots are Canon Rebel SL1. You can see more of Brad’s pics, both land and water based, on instagram. Follow him at @brad_bead_photo
If you’d like to know more about learning to take underwater images, then the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Course could be for you!
Until next time, safe and happy bubble blowing! 🙂