Underwater Photography

by Brian Laferte

Reef Life



Wide Angle






An avid scuba diver since the late 1990s, I picked up my first underwater camera in 2000. It was a simple SeaLife film camera with a single strobe. It was a neat little camera, but within a year I had flooded it, and I had only gotten a few pictures that I'd like with it. Between a hectic life as a consultant and the frustration of dealing with film underwater, I gave up on the hobby.


In the late 2000s, when I decided to give underwater photography another go. Digital cameras had come a long way. With a simple Canon Powershot G-10 and an underwater housing, I took a trip to an old scuba stomping ground of mine, West Palm Beach. While I still didn't get much I liked, I was hooked. The immediate feedback of digital enthralled me.


I haven't looked back since that trip to West Palm, and have traveled around the world collecting images of underwater scenes and creatures that fascinate me now as much as they did when I was just a kid watching 'The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau' on Sunday nights.


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About Brian

the mind is nothing you use i say. the mind is just there. it is like the wind. you simply feel its movements.

-- Haruki Murikami, Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World


"Ambition leads me not only farther than any man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible for man to go."

-- James Cooke


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover. "

-- Mark Twain


"The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish”

- Jacques Cousteau

Quotes - A few quotes I find insipiring