SETH CASTEEL: Five Questions for the Author of "Underwater Dogs"

 From the New York Times Bestseller, Underwater Dogs

 From the New York Times Bestseller, Underwater Dogs

From the New York Times Bestseller, Underwater Dogs

 5 Questions For Seth Casteel
Author of the NY Times Best Seller Underwater Dogs

Seth Casteel is an award-winning photographer and New York Times Best Selling Author. His series of photographs, Underwater Dogs, has been seen by hundreds of millions of people around the world. He cheerfully answered my 5 questions:

EA: What camera do you use for shooting underwater dogs?
SC: Canon 7D, Tokina 10-17mm lens, Speedlite and Surf Housing.

EA: Were your first underwater shots by accident or were you experimenting for awhile before you achieved these extraordinary results?

SC: My first shots were with a point-and-shoot underwater camera, and then I began to explore the concept further with different gear. :)

EA: Did you study Photography or assist for a commercial photographer?
SC: I am a self taught photographer and have never assisted for a commercial photographer.

EA: What have you learned about dogs single minded attention to their ball or ring?
SC: I have learned that game is a favorite among many dogs and have also learned that so many dogs around the world love the water and have a connection with it.
EA: What was your first dogs name and how old were you at the time?
SC: I grew up with a Miniature Dachshund named Duchess. She came into my life when I was 5. :) I absolutely credit her with inspiring my love for dogs. 

Seth Casteel and model

Photographer Seth Casteel is passionate about helping animals. He volunteers with animal shelters and rescues around the world, professionally photographing homeless pets to increase adoption rates. By teaching workshops at shelters, Seth's mission is to educate and inspire other passionate animal ambassadors to improve the image of rescue and adoption.

Seth is excited to partner with Greater Good, The Animal Rescue Site, The Petfinder Foundation and John Paul Pet to inspire others to save lives through grooming and photography! If you would like to help with this effort, please visit OnePictureSaves.com to sign up for a workshop in your area! You don't need to be a professional photographer! You just have to have a passion for animals and a dedication to help!

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