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Renowned Underwater Photographer Brett Stanley is known to push boundaries of what's possible underwater, and is still finding creative ways to make images that have a life of their own.

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BRETT STANLEY is an Australian born underwater photographer & cinematographer based in Los Angeles, CA.


Brett is renowned for his creative underwater portrait work and has made a name for himself as an innovative photographer pushing the boundaries of this niche genre. He specialises in creating unique underwater sets for his clients to play in, stretching the imaginations of his viewers, and challenging the technology available to bring these worlds to life – even to the point of manufacturing his own equipment to complete the task. His images have been seen and published world wide, in magazines and album covers, and even a few awards.

Underwater photographer Brett Stanley using Outex for photoshoot

As an underwater performance coach, Brett knows how to get the best out of people when they are in the water – even those who have never performed below the surface before, and those who might not know how to swim! His patient and calm nature helps to bring a peace to the set, creating an environment where the work is not rushed but polished.

Brett Stanley underwater photoshoot using Outex tethering light trigger kit

Whilst Brett is known for his photographs, he works just as well as a cinematographer – bringing his creative eye and smooth sweeping motions to the moving picture. He is comfortable on any size project and is more than happy to lead the creative or to be a part of the team – it’s all part of creating something amazing!

Whilst based in Los Angeles, USA, the Australian born photographer travels frequently and relishes the chance to work with new people and new locations all over the world.

Always looking to innovate, Brett has built custom equipment and perfected his techniques to make every photoshoot the best it can be

Brett’s work has been published worldwide and his landmark series Underwater Pole Dance garnered massive attention internationally and was featured in magazines, newspapers, and on TV with CosmopolitanBrigitte (Germany), ABC News (USA), Yahoo (Australia), and Telemundo (Mexico) to name a few. He’s also been interviewed by German newspaper Sueddeutsche and photography magazines F11 (New Zealand) and Fotoflock (India).

Brett Stanley Underwater photographer shooting with Outex waterproof cover

Brett was originally intrigued by the Outex concept because it enables him to significantly increase his teaching audience by orders of magnitude. While teaching and lecturing about underwater photography, his audience is often limited by the complexity and costs associated with dedicated housings, lights, weight, location-scountig, and other gear. "Outex grows the market for underwater portraiture, maintains my imaging performance, and facilitates my setup in the process."




Full Brett Stanley interview for the Outex Outdoor Photo Series from our YouTube and worldwide pro photographer community of users.


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