Although they can be difficult to find, frogfish are one of the best subjects for underwater photographers, especially beginners. They come in all different colors, all different sizes, and don’t like to move around that much. Sometimes they are so camouflaged or hidden that the resulting photograph is cluttered, boring, or makes it hard to even see where they are. Luckily, there are plenty of techniques when photographing them that allow for great, creative photos.   Behavior One alternative frogfish shot is to show the entire fish with its lure out. This is good if you want him to fill …

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PADI Course Director, Atmosphere Resorts, Philippines

We are delighted to congratulate Tracy Chan who passed her CDTC examination in Malaysia last week. Tracy has been with Atmosphere for two years as the Regional Sales Manager for China and Hong Kong. She is also our Chinese-speaking Dive Instructor. Over the past year, Tracy has worked very hard towards reaching the prestigious rating of Course Director and we are very excited that Instructor Development Philippines now has 4 Course Directors in-house. We have two big IDC’s ahead of us this fall, so we’ll keep Tracy busy!

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To snoot or not to snoot? That is the question. The more important question is – what is a snoot? Many of you have seen this word floating around on the internet, either with my photographs or many other photographs that are popping up on underwater photography groups, but what exactly is it, and why is using a snoot so popular? Snoots come in many shapes and sizes. You can even make a homemade one using funnels and tubes for a few dollars. Some have bendable arms that rely on a bundle of fiber optic cables for light transmission, but …

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