How Jeremy Bishop Captured a Work of Art Through His GoPro
If you’ve ever picked up a GoPro, you know the struggle of trying to capture a beautiful photo from its wide-angle lens. The device is meant to take in all of the environment around you no matter the weather, time, or environment. It’s not necessarily made to render that image beautifully.
So when I saw Jeremy Bishop’s photo of a sea turtle coming up for air in evening sun, I was in shock at the beauty of the image. The composition, the color — the rays of light!! — all of it makes for a stunning underwater image.
We asked Bishop to share the story behind the photo, and got to hear why he takes these photos, and how you might be able to yourself.
The photo was taken in Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu, and Bishop said it was a new location for him entirely. Though he was unfamiliar with the area, he thought the rocky and slightly hidden area would give him the space to take the shot. He took a half day’s swim, and this was his result.
So how do you take a camera like the GoPro and harness it to take an image like this one? Bishop says that whether you use a GoPro or any other camera, the trick is to understand your limitations and make it work with the world you want others to see:
So what draws Bishop? Easy:
There were many photos cut from this day. Bishop recommends shooting in burst mode, and I understand why. So if you’re itching to go out and take some underwater shots of your own, here’s a piece of advice from Bishop:
Words to live by.