With Dr. Alex Mustard (via Zoom)

Following on from some wide angle focused presentations, Alex Mustard is changing our focus to smaller subjects in his presentation on producing eye catching macro pictures. Alex will discuss techniques suited to the full range of macro images, from close ups to supermacro. Macro is often thought of as being easier and less creative than wide angle. Alex will celebrate this genre of underwater photography with a talk filled with ideas to produce eye catching images and to escape from formulaic photos.

Our meeting order will be switched up for this meeting.
Dr. Alex Mustard will be giving his presentation via Zoom starting at 7:00 pm sharp.
Please arrive early to get settled in your seat well before 7:00pm or join Zoom before 6:45 so you don’t miss anything.

Dr Alex Mustard is a well-known underwater photographer and marine biologist. He took his first underwater photos when he was just 9 years old. He has a Ph.D in marine ecology and worked as a marine scientist until 2004, when underwater photography became his career. He has been winning international photography awards since his teens, and his work is particularly well known from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest where it has featured in 14 different portfolio books of winning photographs over the last 20 years.

In 2013, he was named overall winner of the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and is still the only underwater winner of that title. He is a founder and chair of UPY: the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition. He is especially known for sharing his knowledge – his best-selling book Underwater Photography Masterclass (2016) was reprinted just two weeks after being released. He runs highly popular underwater photography workshops all over the world.

In 2007, Nissan built a concept car version of the NV200 specifically designed around his needs as an underwater photographer, although he does not get to use it as it is now displayed in the Nissan museum in Tokyo! In 2018, he received national recognition, receiving the title of MBE from Queen Elizabeth II (the same award the Queen gave to the Beatles in 1965) for ‘services to underwater photography’.