Behind the Scenes

Our Favorite Underwater Photography Podcasts | Part 2

Our Favorite Underwater Photography Podcasts | Part 2

By Jean Rydberg

The second installation in our series about underwater photography podcasts. We're filtering out all the noise to bring you a list of the most informative, inspiring, and enjoyable underwater photography podcasts.

The Underwater Podcast Scott Rhea

The Underwater Podcast:  Photographer & Director Scott Rhea

If you have an interest in underwater studios and the world of underwater commercial and fine art photography then this is the podcast for you. The host of the Underwater Podcast, Brett Stanley, is a professional photographer and cinematographer with a custom studio where he shoots elaborate underwater scenes. His Australian accent is what draws us in but his interest and breadth of knowledge he brings to the interviews is what makes us stay. We loved Episode 46 with Director & Photographer (and Ikelite user) Scott Rhea. Coming from the world of commercials and music videos, Scott has a unique perspective on underwater work. Listen to Scott describe what it’s like to shoot at 1000 frames per second underwater and what it means to be creative as a photographer. Listen here.


Podcast Radiolab Red HerringRadiolab: Red Herring

Are Russian subs patrolling the waters off the coast of Sweden? This podcast has nothing to do with photography but a lot to do with what’s going on underwater. Dive into the mysterious sound that plagued the Swedish military and scientists during the height of the Cold War. Listen here.


Great Adventures Brian Skerry

Great Adventures:  Brian Skerry

As the name suggests, the Great Adventures podcast by Charles Thorp covers the stories of adventures and and wanderers of every sort from musicians to mountaineers. We particularly enjoyed Episode 69 featuring National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry. Listen as Brian describes the logistics of filming orcas in New Zealand and what it was like to be fed by killer whale mid-hunt. Listen here.


Jean Rydberg IkeliteJean Rydberg, daughter of Ike Brigham, became President & CEO of Ikelite in 2006. Prior to that, she wisely pursued a degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics to prepare herself for the challenges of running a technology-driven manufacturing business with global distribution. Jean fully embraces the need to travel outside of her hometown of Indianapolis to experience good diving. She believes that any camera is capable of amazing results in the right hands, and anyone can become a great photographer given the right advice. When she's not working she's spending time with her husband, cats, and two daughters (though not necessarily in that order).


Additional Reading

Our Favorite Underwater Photography Podcasts | Part 1

Jenna Martin's TEDx on Becoming an Underwater Portrait Photographer [Video]

Freediving a 60 Ton Statue in the Bahamas with Jenna Martin

Freediving with Orcas in Norway

Diving Bikini Atoll and the Legacy of US Nuclear Testing [Video] 

Reading next

An Insider's Guide to Shore Diving Catalina Island
The Story of Ikelite | Making Underwater Photography Accessible