Thursday, January 31, 2013

UWP: THOMAS JURKSCHAT























digital picture processing by "Feh"




Thomas Jurkschat was born in Hannover in February 1968. 
Born under the sign of Pisces it was clear  that water will become a superior part in his life. He started to discover the underwater world at the age of 15 while snorkelling, before he took a course to become a scuba diver in 1992. 
His first underwater camera was a Sea&Sea Motormarine II, bought in 1996. It took a while before he changed to digital fotography. Since 2009 Thomas uses an Olympus E-330 in an Ikelite housing. His great passion is taking underwater pictures - and especially working with underwater models. 




Tuesday, January 29, 2013

UWP: WILLIAM STOHLER



























William Stohler is an avid underwater photographer, president of the Underwater Photographic Society of Hawaii, and a geologist/project manager for environmental and ordnance projects.  He shoots nearly 10,000 images annually, constantly working to improve image quality, interest, and originality.  William enjoys sharing his love of the ocean, helping others improve their underwater photographic skills, and supporting ocean and marine life conservation and research efforts.  Based in Hawaii, William has had the opportunity to conduct more than 2,300 dives at many of the world’s great locations including the Bahamas, Bonaire, California (Catalina Island, Monterey, and San Diego), Cayman Islands, Florida (Boynton Beach, Blue Heron Bridge, Florida Keys), Guam, Hawaii (Hawaii Island, Kaho`olawe, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, and Oahu), Japan, Maldives, Palau and Wake Island.

William’s images can be found in various magazines, a fish identification book, and several websites.  You can find recent work (updated weekly) at www.flickr.com/benthichi and can subscribe to feeds of his weekly updates on FaceBook under Bill Stohler.