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  • Travel and Adventures for Underwater Photography | Tony Wu
    Food Funny Stuff Musings People Conservation Trips Upcoming Trips Trip Archives Travel Philosophy Prints Limited Edition Prints Open Edition Prints Stock Profile About Me Photos for Sale Photos for Free Integrity Policy Contact Me Tony Wu Photo Naturalist ars gratia scientiae Upcoming Trips 2016 Jul 7 Humpback Whales Bubble Net Feeding 2016 Learn more Aug 8 Humpback Whales Vava u Tonga 2016 Learn more 2017 Aug 1 Humpback Whales Vava

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  • Trip Archives | Tony Wu Underwater Photography
    Tony Wu Photo Naturalist ars gratia scientiae Trip Archives 2016 Mar 6 Cetaceans Sri Lanka 2016 Learn more Feb 14 Gray Whales Baja Peninsula 2016 Learn more 2015 Aug 27 Humpback Whales Vava u Tonga 2015 Learn more Feb 15 Cetaceans Sri Lanka 2015 Learn more 2014 Jul 28 Humpback Whales Vava u Tonga 2014 Learn more Apr 11 Palau Spawning Aggregations 2014 Learn more Feb 16 Cetaceans Sri Lanka

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  • Travel Philosophy | Tony Wu Underwater Photography
    trusted friends both with me and with one another In addition I stay 100 focused on whatever the objective of the trip is During a trip to observe and photograph humpback whales for example I will be up early spend the day looking for whales and hit the sack early No drinking carrying on to late hours If you re looking to party we will be at cross purposes Having a balanced healthy outlook on life is important Traveling in small groups of course means that it s vital to have compatible personalities To get along with my friends and me it s important to be able to play nice with others and to be resilient meaning that you can cope with the unexpected twists and turns that are inherent to both travel and nature Having a wicked sense of humour helps a lot If you can laugh at yourself and make everyone else laugh you ll fit right in Learning is an integral part of travel For the trips I arrange and subjects I pursue I will have spent considerable time reading about researching and asking others about the animals and environments concerned During trips I strive to learn as much as I can about the biology and behaviour of the animals I photograph the ecosystems and environments I find myself in and the cultures and people I visit Creating captivating images is the result of good karma With the right personalities sufficient background knowledge preparation and a bit of good luck both I and the people who travel with me are often able to take great photos I feel compelled to highlight though nice photographs come as a result of all of the factors above If you re having fun and making friends seeking to learn as much as possible not getting worked up when things don t pan out as planned good photographic karma results Conversely if you re too self obsessed making others unhappy etc things usually don t work out so well I don t run photography workshops My trips are not photography workshops There are many people who excel at teaching the basics of photography and enjoy doing it To be perfectly honest that s not me I am for lack of a better description someone who takes photographs primarily by instinct and feeling so to speak Of course I understand the relationships among aperture shutter and ISO but I can t get too worked up about using one setting vs another Most important to me are the animals and environments concerned then the story I want to convey feelings emotion message mood etc and bringing up the rear are technical concerns Of course if you have a camera problem or question and I actually know the answer I m happy to share Quite often though someone else on the trip concerned will know more than I do I m secure enough to say I don t know or So and so knows more

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  • Custom and Limited Edition Art Prints | Tony Wu Underwater Photography
    prints or with my preferred mounting medium which is archival museum standard acrylic face mount on white dibond backing using an aluminium subframe to float the image off the wall Flame polished edges maximise light transmission and make the images pop The maximum print run for each image is specified on the relevant image page Once the specified number of prints have been sold I will retire the image permanently

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  • Open Edition Prints
    Profile About Me Photos for Sale Photos for Free Integrity Policy Contact Me Tony Wu Photo Naturalist ars gratia scientiae Open Edition Prints Please select the print size you would like from the drop down menu on the order form for your selected image Prices indicated are for hand prepared signed prints using a photographic process with Fuji Crystal Archive paper exclusive of shipping and handling Please provide your complete

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  • Profile and Background Information | Tony Wu
    the seemingly endless list of cruel and unjust indignities heaped upon travellers these days in the name of security and passenger convenience a euphemism for making my life miserable What makes this all worthwhile of course is the unique experiences I m fortunate enough to have and the many wonderful people I have the opportunity to meet and befriend To this end I have a strong preference for going places that are remote and unexplored as well as to areas that are not necessarily difficult to reach but are inexplicably unknown or under appreciated In other words I d much rather visit non touristy places than be stuck in a mass market hotel surrounded by a swarm of vacationers I find that I learn much more about myself the world and life in general this way which is the inspiration underpinning all the images and stories I create I wasn t always like this Being the product of a conservative Asian upbringing I used to lead what is generally considered a respectable life I earned an honours degree magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa from an Ivy League school received a scholarship to study in Japan had a successful career private club memberships credit cards galore lots of material possessions all the mistaken criteria by which modern societies pass judgement on people My fatal flaw I suppose was my penchant for exploration and taking risk I ve never been comfortable being comfortable which in part manifested as my enthusiasm for travelling as often as possible both for work and during whatever time off I could manage At some stage I figured out that staying in 5 star hotels does not constitute a cultural learning experience so I began to take chances on my sojourns away from the creature comforts of my urban cocoon I found myself at various points in my travels drifting in a small wooden canoe in the middle of the Sulawesi Sea without food or water floating face to face in deep ocean waters with an 11 metre sperm whale pummelling me with sonar and giving my left fin a taste test twiddling my thumbs while placed under house arrest by former Indonesian leader Suharto being surrounded by hundreds of sharks in the middle of a feeding frenzy and many other mis adventures all of which led me to the stark realisation that my priorities were entirely misplaced My life hasn t been the same since Photographs words and video are the tools I use to communicate what I experience and observe My sincere hope is that the tales I relate and lessons I try to share will have some meaningful positive and lasting effect upon the people whom I meet and hopefully by extension on the world A bit fanciful perhaps but this is after all my website so I m allowed to be idealistic To give you a better idea of what I m like here s a list of likes and dislikes Likes Intelligent

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  • Stock Photography and Custom Prints for Sale | Tony Wu
    exclusive basis I do not sell royalty free images and I do not provide images for credit see Photos for Free section The photographs in the Stock photography section of this site are high resolution files in Adobe RGB colour space with most in tiff format In order to facilitate maximum flexibility for various forms of media output I edit the images as little as possible In particular I do my best to render blues that will reproduce with relative ease in CMYK and I generally minimise saturation contrast sharpening etc My stock photography collection is hosted on Photoshelter If you are considering purchasing an image s you can use Photoshelter s selection and cart process to pick images log in to Photoshelter and download 700px low resolution previews for layout mock ups You can purchased desired images directly via the Photoshelter commerce engine or contact me directly to discuss Given the amount of time I spend on the road in the air and at sea I don t have as much time as would be ideal to process and prepare full resolution images As such the photographs in the Stock section represent a minor portion of the images I have available I am endeavouring to prepare and add more images as often as I can but please contact me directly if you have specific requests for subjects not represented in the Stock photography section In all cases I require payment prior to delivery of files I have wasted too much time and effort over the years chasing overdue payments Custom and Limited Edition Prints I also have a select number of images available for purchase as high quality prints My aim is not to sell a lot of cheap prints My philosophy is quality over quantity originality vs cliche

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  • Policy for Providing Photographs for Free | Tony Wu
    Worthy Causes With Images Most of us do contribute photographs sometimes more to support certain causes In many cases we may have participated directly in projects that we support with images or we may have a pre existing personal relationship with key people involved with the efforts concerned In other words each of us can and does provide images without compensation on a selective basis We Have Time Constraints Making a leap from such selective support to responding positively to every request we get for free photographs however is impractical if for no other reason than the substantial amount of time required to respond to requests exchange correspondence prepare and send files and then follow up to find out how our images were used and what objectives if any were achieved It takes a lot of time to respond to requests and time is always in short supply Pleas of We Have No Money Are Often Difficult to Fathom The primary rationale provided in nearly all requests for free photographs is budgetary constraint meaning that the requestor pleads a lack of funds Such requests frequently originate from organisations with a lot of cash on hand whether they be publicly listed companies government or quasi government agencies or even NGOs Often it is a simple matter of taking a look at a public filing or other similar disclosure document to see that the entity concerned has access to significant funding certainly more than enough to pay photographers a reasonable fee should they choose to do so To make matters worse it is apparent that all too often of all the parties involved in a project or particular effort photographers are the only ones being asked to work for free Everyone else gets paid Given considerations like this you can perhaps understand why we frequently feel slighted when we are told that We have no money Such claims can come across as a cynical ploy intended to take advantage of gullible individuals We Have Real Budget Constraints With some exceptions photography is not a highly remunerative profession We have chosen this path in large part due to the passion we have for visual communication visual art and the subject matters in which we specialise The substantial increase in photographs available via the internet in recent years coupled with reduced budgets of many photo buyers means that our already meager incomes have come under additional strain Moreover being a professional photographer involves significant monetary investment Our profession is by nature equipment intensive We need to buy cameras lenses computers software storage devices and more on a regular basis Things break and need to be repaired We need back ups of all our data as one ill placed cup of coffee could literally erase years of work For all of us investment in essential hardware and software entails thousands of dollars a year as we need to stay current with new technology and best practices In addition travel is a big part of many

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