Hello, I'm Matty SmithUnderwater Photographer
I’m a underwater photographer, workshop leader & all round ocean enthusiast.
When I’m not in the water taking photographs I am usually thinking about being in the water taking photographs.
I love showing people the treasures we have in our oceans, how fragile they are & the importance of protecting them.
Take better photos…
The waters of Sydney and NSW are abundant with incredible underwater photography opportunities just waiting to be taken. Join international award winning underwater photographer Matty Smith on one of his underwater photography workshops. Ranging from beginner to advanced around Sydney, Wollongong and trips further afield in Australia and abroad.
Brighten your space…
A selection of Matty’s favourite, limited edition fine art prints from his highly collectable and iconic “man of war” portfolio to his beloved and mystical sea dragons.
Q&A with Matty
Stay up to date with the latest in underwater photography with Matty’s tips and tricks from capture to download, post process as well of reviews of new camera equipment to hit the market. It’s a continually growing collection of underwater photography resources.
Safety safety safety! Only enter the ocean to shoot if you’re a competent swimmer and never do it alone! It’s easy to get distracted taking your shot and not realise you’re drifting off shore and into danger. If you’re shooting around rock pools check the swell and...read more
To create an over under photo you are basically creating a window into another world where light and focus behave on a totally different playing field, especially when shooting through a curved optic such as a dome shaped port. The interaction of the curved surface...read more
A quick video on how to stop water drops on your dome port when shooting over under or split shot photographs. This technique works with any kind of acrylic dome port - big or small. Nothing ruins an over under photo quicker than a drop of water smack bang in the...read more
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