Spice it up with topside images!

Divers are travelling like never before, and magazines are filled to the brim with underwater images that convey the feeling of 'being there'. But sometimes it's the topside images that add the extra spice!



Posted on Jan 4, 2012

That is part of the reason why you will find a wide variety of topside images here on Scubapixel.com.

Although originally thought of as a database for underwater photography, I find that images showing a broader perspective often adds to a story rather than just replacing an underwater image.

As we travel further and more extensively, it often strikes me as a little odd that divers seem to pay so little attention to the countries and places they visit.

Sure enough, we all pay good money to get in as many dives as possible - but does the experience really have to be limited to just seeing what's below the surface?

Get the best of boths worlds!

In many cases it doesn't really matter where the seasoned diver goes on holiday - all he or she will see is the marine life and the coral reefs.

Beautiful as that may be, we risk losing out on experiencing culture, cuisine, people, language, sights and attractions at our destinations.

The solution? Longer holidays, of course! As divers we can get the best of both worlds, but we sure don't want to lose out on the diving.

So I'm not saying we should dive less - but maybe we should experience a little more?

In any case, it's no secret that a few good, topside images will add a whole new dimension to any diving story. After all, coral reefs tend to look much the same - wherever they are.

That's why you'll find street scenes from Jeddah, iguanas, pelicans and other birds, aircraft, diveboats, romantic beachside restaurants and amazonian tree hotels - as well as images suitable for using as full-page backdrops.

The database contains over 1.100 topside images. Many of them are dive related - while others are merely spice for you to add when putting together a story.

You'll even find images of dive gear, scuba tanks, boats and other stuff well suited to complement almost any kind of story you're planning to run.

Get a story for your magazine!

I have many stories on offer, and most of them comes with topside shots to complement both the text and the underwater images, and more are usually available on request.

» Click here to view available stories on ScubaPixel

If you need anything to make your story complete, don't hesitate to have a look in the database!

Just click the Images tab on top of the page and combine the word 'topside' with whatever you're looking for - a country, an ocean, a topic or anything else.

For your convenience, here's a link to browse all topside images. You can just add you search criteria in the search field:

» Click here to browse topside images



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