“ Marine life conservation and underwater photography are my passions, plus increasing awareness of the damage plastic is doing to our oceans”
I have had an incredible journey over the last 30 years where amazing dive experiences, all over the world, have left an everlasting appreciation and respect for marine life. With pollution at an all time high I now give my time to preserving the reefs and oceans and working towards cleaner seas. I regularly volunteer with CORALL a new alliance in Barbados, set up to conserve and restore the coral reef ecosystems. The coral fragment replanting program starts in 2018. I am a founder member of CORALL.
The small marine critters featured in my photos have their own special characters. I feel they find me as much as I find them which l acknowledge with gratitude.
A pregnant yellow Striated Frogfish with two black males
INON Courses Private Tuition
For keen photographers I teach the certified INON level 1 u/w photography course at my Barbados Underwater Photography Academy (BUPA). I also offer private daily or hourly u/w photography tuition which is designed to suit your particular requirements.
I specialise in compact camera systems because they areeasy to use and affordable. If you book a course or tuition you can try various INON products FOC! I also work with GoPro cameras.
If you can’t dive but would like to see some of the wonderful marine life on Barbados then a snorkelling trip might suit you. My popular guided safaris to see seahorses, turtles, rays, octopus, frogfish and lots of other critters are unique and will leave you with unforgettable memories. View more details here.
Scuba Channels has
Scuba Channels is my company and has become a well known brand in the diving community. We use social media to amplify worldwide marine conservation issues, events and information to our 2000+ Facebook and Twitter followers. We publish marine life and dive guide books.
Dive Travel – We have a link with Diving Specials a website that offer up to 50% discount on a selection of dive holidays from all over the world.
TheShop sells – Books – Dive guides that I have published about Barbados and Cocos Island
Blog– Lucy Agace shares her experiences on a regular basis and behavioural insights about marine life.
Reviews – Lucy’s first hand reviews of great diving destinations from all over world.
Photographs – Galleries of Lucy’s top photographs, presenting a variety of marine life.
Some of my helpful photography tips are listed on the PhotoTipspage, they are designed to help any beginner to advanced u/w photographer.
Going to Barbados soon?
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Preparation As much as possible prepare the settings on your camera before you move in to take the photo. Assess the light conditions and distance to subject then if you are working in Manual mode adjustment the shutter speed and aperture. If you are using strobe/s adjust their positions. If you are not using a
Effects of depth on colour As you descend deeper the colour spectrum (light) is absorbed/filtered or lost in the water. Light becomes the most important thing to learn to control when it comes to underwater photography. Without enough light or re-programming your camera with Manual White Balance (MWB) your photos will come out a washed out bluet/green colour,
Built-in Flash Use of light is so important for taking good underwater photos. If your housed camera has a flash then try to use it even though it will have a limited effect on your image. It can bring out the natural colours in the reef and subjects. The limit of your small builtin flash