A popular Web site for professional photographers has turned its lens on St. John's Steve Simonsen.
Photoshelter.com calls the 20-year resident "a specialist who has made his life's work under water."
The article details Steve's "strategic factors" of photography: having access to the best locations, specialized equipment – with backups, understand the unique challenges of water, get close, watch for stray reflected light, and keep shooting.
"I usually go in with multiple cameras just so that I have multiple exposures available to me," he told Photoshelter.com. "With today’s digital cameras exposure, count isn’t a factor anymore and that is great."
Oh yeah, one more thing. Besides being a great photographer, Steve says if you want to be an underwater photographer, you should also know how to scuba dive.
- Steve's Facebook page is here.
- Read more about Steve's way of working.
- Steve's online portfolio is here.