New Year = New Look for Bird’s Head Seascape Website

The Bird’s Head Seascape website gets a fresh, new look! This ultimate resource guide for the Raja Ampat-Cenderawasih Bay-Triton Bay regions is packed full of indispensible traveler info. An absolute must for travelers, snorkelers, divers, photographers and scientists.

Take Five! Get Lost in the Underwater World!

Need a break? You deserve a break! Relax and take five!
Watch our latest underwater, 4K video from destinations around the world!

GoPro Presentation at DEMA a Success!

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A recognized industry leader for creating engaging underwater video content, Joel is a regular speaker at DEMA, the Dive Equipment & Marketing Association (and largest trade show for the diving industry in the US). This year’s presentation, sponsored by Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo, How to Shoot Amazing Underwater & Topside Footage with Your Action Camera was met with enthusiasm by a packed audience.

We’ve compiled our best tips for capturing awesome GoPro footage here.

A First-Timer’s Wide Eyed View of Raja Ampat on Bird’s Head Seascape Website

Jennifer Penner recently wrote a short article, accompanied by wide-angle images, sharing her and Joel’s experience visiting and photographing Raja Ampat, Indonesia for the very first time. Read about their trip, and why they can’t wait to return to this lush and vibrant marine biodiverse place!

Gallery of Underwater Images from Raja Ampat Featured on the Bird’s Head Seascape Website

Joel and Jen recently traveled to Raja Ampat, Indonesia for the first time. Known for its incredible marine biodiversity, Raja Ampat is a divers’ and underwater photographers’ paradise! Some of Jen’s images are now featured on the Bird’s Head Seascape website.

Underwater Images Featured in Sport Diver Magazine

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In the May 2016 issue of Sport Diver magazine, Joel and Jen have a few of their underwater images featured.

The image for Rolling in the Shallow was taken on Grand Cayman at Stingray Bandbar. The black and white image and the smaller sidebar image were selected by the magazine to support Dr. Alex Mustard’s underwater photography column where he shareshis techniques and tips for better underwater images. These are from the cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

Editing Tips for Underwater GoPro Videographers on Dive Photo Guide

This installment is Part 8 in the series of articles written for Dive Photo Guide. Check out our overview of video editing software for GoPro videographers shooting underwater, as well as our tips for creating a video your family and friends will LOVE!

The Ultimate Underwater Shooting Guide for GoPro Hero4: Creative Tips for Topside Shooting

As scuba divers, most of our travels are centered around scuba diving and underwater photography. Much of our images captured during our adventure are of the underwater world. But more often than not, there is so much more to share; such as, breath-taking scenery, local culture, flora and fauna on land and such. Our latest article for DivePhotoGuide shares our tips and techniques for adding creativity and variety to your next vacation GoPro video using filters and lenses with Backscatter‘s FLIP4 System. Read our article, then immediately book your next trip! Your family and friends will LOVE your next vacation video!

The Ultimate Underwater Shooting Guide for GoPro Hero4: Underwater Still Images with Your GoPro

We all know that GoPro cameras are commonplace now for recording your video adventures. But GoPros can also take some pretty amazing still images. Knowing the limitations of the camera and how to work around them can produce some fantastic GoPro underwater stills. Our friends at Dive Photo Guide have published another article in our series, sharing our tips for getting great stills with your Gopro action camera.

The Ultimate Underwater Shooting Guide For GoPro Hero4: Macro Shooting Techniques For Your GoPro Underwater

Pointing your GoPro at underwater subjects can make for great video, as long as the subjects are large and at least 12″ from the camera. But what about all the tiny inhabitants in the undersea world, how can you portray them in your videos? Our latest article for Dive Photo Guide shares our tips for incorporating macro subjects into your HD moving pictures with sharp focus and pro color.