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Photo #3 © Shawn Miller

Interview with Underwater Photographer Shawn Miller (Podcast 347)

Interview with Wedding Photographer Pete Leong (Podcast 346)
Pixels 2 Pigment Update - Okinawa Aug 4-5 (Podcast 348)

While in Okinawa for the first in my series of Pixels 2 Pigment workshops, I had the pleasure to meet Shawn Miller, a participant of the workshop, and incredibly talented Underwater Photographer. A few days after the workshop, Shawn agreed to let me interview him for the Podcast, and shared a lot of useful information, tips and tricks for anyone interested in underwater photography.

There are also download and subscription links at the end of the post.

During the workshop, Shawn created a Breathing Color Gallery Wrap of one of his Clown Fish photos, that we’ll look at later. The photo was incredible, and as I have zero experience with this kind of photography, this was a great opportunity to widen the range of the MBP Podcast.

Shawn Miller with Gallery Wrap

Shawn Miller with Gallery Wrap

Here’s Shawn’s Underwater Photography Rig.

Shawn Miller's Underwater Photography Rig

Shawn Miller’s Underwater Photography Rig

And here is Shawn in action under water, in a photograph by Russell Gilbert.

Shawn at Wajee Reef © Russell Gilbert

Shawn at Wajee Reef © Russell Gilbert

This interview was totally unscripted, so there is no manuscript for today’s episode, but here are the photos that we discuss during the interview, starting with a quick photo of Shawn’s underwater housing and strobes etc.

Photo #1 © Shawn Miller

Photo #1 © Shawn Miller

Photo #2 © Shawn Miller

Photo #2 © Shawn Miller

Photo #3 © Shawn Miller

Photo #3 © Shawn Miller

Photo #4 © Shawn Miller

Photo #4 © Shawn Miller

Photo #5 © Shawn Miller

Photo #5 © Shawn Miller

Photo #6 © Shawn Miller

Photo #6 © Shawn Miller

Photo #7 © Shawn Miller

Photo #7 © Shawn Miller

 


Show Notes

Shawn’s Blog: Check back in a few days, as Shawn is just putting this together.

Shawn’s Flickr Stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/okinawaphotos/

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7 Comments
  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 04:35h, 12 August Reply

    Just posted "Interview with Underwater Photographer Shawn Miller (Podcast 347)" -> http://t.co/0UKncw8a #photography

  • Michael Lynch
    Posted at 04:59h, 13 August Reply

    A photographer who is going places: http://t.co/H6cs3YDA

  • Alex Racanelli
    Posted at 23:06h, 13 August Reply

    #photography (feed) Interview with Underwater Photographer Shawn Miller (Podcast 347): While in Ok… http://t.co/Aqm5m6m5 @MartinBailey

  • Daniel Smith
    Posted at 18:41h, 12 December Reply

    Really enjoyed hearing this as I’m a big fan of both of your photos. Knowing Shawn since he was 19, it is really wonderful to see him grown and mature as a diver, photographer and all round great guy!

  • Richard Pellish
    Posted at 08:12h, 13 December Reply

    I have known Mr. Miller for 15 years. He is a very talented scuba diver and photographer. His abilities are unlimited. I wish him and his beautiful family the best in life. His work inspires every time I get a chance to view it. Best of luck to you brother!

  • Clark Lowery
    Posted at 06:45h, 30 January Reply

    This is such great stuff! Very inspiring!
    I would love to know what exactly is in the “photography rig”.
    Equipment, to me, is one of the most important aspects of underwater photography.

  • Chris Myers
    Posted at 07:08h, 17 June Reply

    Great interview…learned a lot. Very inspiring!

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