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Brent Durand

Brent Durand is an avid diver striving to bring ocean awareness to new audiences. He teaches underwater photography and can be found diving California's kelp forests.

Does Your Dive Gear Matter?

Dialed-in gear is an essential component to your diving safety, comfort and enjoyment

Seeking the Extraordinary Dive

Nothing can guarantee we’ll find a life-changing moment, but occasionally it happens. That’s the joy in seeking the extraordinary, in truly living the dive lifestyle.

How to Plan Your Next Scuba Vacation—and How Not To

Dive travel can be as easy as you make it, and sometimes, giving up control is the best thing you can do for your dive vacation.

The Future of AI Editing and Underwater Photography

A brief overview of the new Generative Fill (AI) feature in Adobe Photoshop and three ways it can be used to edit underwater photos, closing with a few thoughts on AI and the future of underwater photography.

Better Together: Planning Your First Family Dive Trip

Tips and tricks to help parents plan successful family dive trips.

The Dive Life: Exploring the Connected Community of Scuba Divers

Underwater photographer Brent Durand explores what it means to be a dive community. With input from the public, he will explore how our connection as divers is far stronger than our differences in location or profession. Topics he'll cover include travel, family diving, conservation, community and everything in between.

A Guide to Choosing Lenses for Your Underwater Camera

There are two strategies for adding lenses and ports to your interchangeable-lens camera system: traditional lenses with domes, and wide-angle conversion lenses. This guide will help you choose the right one for you.

How a Diopter Can Improve Your Macro Photography

Macro diopters reduce your minimum focus, magnify the subject and create a crisper image.

How to Use a Snoot in Underwater Photography

A beginner's guide to how underwater photography snoots work and how to master them.