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Alex Mustard

Dr Alex Mustard has been widely regarded as one of the world’s leading underwater photographers for the last 20 years. He has a PhD in marine ecology and has received national recognition in the UK being made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for ‘services to underwater photography' in 2018.
His photographs have won many awards including regularly in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year - being awarded in 9 different categories and appearing in 15 different books of winning pictures in the last 20 years. He is a founder and chair of the jury for UPY, the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition, and has been a committee member of the British Society of Underwater Photographers for the last 21 years.

Tips for Taking Great Nudibranch Photos

Learn where nudibranchs live and aim for a super macro shot that highlights the sea slug’s unique features.

How to Take Photos that Help Protect the Ocean

Tailor your message, focus on what matters and keep hope alive to take underwater photos that will inspire ocean conservation.

3 Tips for Taking Great Shark Photos

Patience, planning, practice, and shooting from the hip are key to taking shark photos that stand out from the crowd.

How to Photograph a Clownfish

Nemo is a popular subject, but that doesn't mean he's easy to photograph. To get a shot that stands out, make sure you leave yourself enough time, find a colorful anenome, and get the right shutter speed.

Tips for Creating Your Perfect Underwater Rig

These tips from professional underwater photographer Alex Mustard, highlight what to consider when putting together your underwater photo rig.

How To Plan Your Dive Travel as an Underwater Photographer

Awe-inspiring photography is no accident —careful travel planning is required to capture the best photo subjects.

Wide-Angle Underwater Photo Tips for Diving on Walls

How to capture the scale and beauty of walls underwater with this wide-angle underwater photography tips for scuba diving on walls.

Common Mistakes Underwater Photographers Make—and How to Fix Them

Award-winning underwater photographer gives his underwater photography tips for taking your skills to the next level and avoiding common underwater photography mistakes.

How to Shoot Better Photos of Shipwrecks

Underwater photography expert Alex Mustard shares his secrets for how to shoot better photos of shipwrecks.