Underwater Photography Articles & Tutorials

Underwater Photo Essays

Photo essays from top underwater photographers and dive travel destinations, including behind-the-scenes insight, dive sites, unique marine life encounters, photo tips and best camera settings.

At UWPG we constantly publish new articles on all aspects of underwater photography and video. We cover macro, wide-angle, dive destinations, gear reviews, tutorials and techniques, post-processing, marine life, photo essays, dive adventures, dive travel tips and other useful info for underwater photography.

The Colorful Fish of Fiji
By Andreas Goldhahn, April 20, 2017
12 photos of Fiji's most colorful and interesting fish flashing, yawning and displaying other great behaviors
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Shooting a Smart Phone Underwater
By Brent Durand, April 13, 2017
A photo essay comparing images shot on a smart phone with a variety of accessories and lighting tools.
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Photographer's Guide to Tulamben
By Nirupam Nigam, April 10, 2017
A photo essay and diving overview, including best dive sites, in Tulamben.
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The Vibrant Soft Corals of Fiji
By Andreas Goldhahn photos, Brent Durand text, February 22, 2017
12 vividly colored wide-angle photos that will make you want to book your dive trip to Fiji tomorrow
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Dispatch from Yap, Micronesia
By Paul & Lisa Hogger, January 3, 2017
An inside look at the scuba diving and underwater photo opportunities in Yap, Micronesia
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Dispatch from Batanta Island
By Paul & Lisa Hogger, October 31, 2016
Get lost in this underwater photo essay on the diving and critters in this remote area of Raja Ampat, Indonesia
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Photo Dispatch from Siau, Indonesia
By Paul & Lisa Hogger, September 14, 2016
Get lost in this underwater photo essay on the diving and critters from remote Northern Indonesia
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Wide-Angle in Bunaken Marine Park
By Lisa Collins, August 2, 2016
A circular fisheye odyssey through Bunaken, Indonesia's best dive sites
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Photo Dispatch from Misool, Raja Ampat
By Paul & Lisa Hogger, July 26, 2016
Magical Misool at the Southern End of Raja Ampat in West Papua is an underwater photographer’s paradise
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Photo Dispatch from Alor, Indonesia
By Paul & Lisa Hogger, June 8, 2016
We explore wide-angle and macro underwater photos from this off-the-beaten path dive destination.
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Dispatch from Reunion Island
By Gaby Barathieu, March 14, 2016
See what animals and critters have made great photo subjects for 2016 so far at Reunion Island deep in the Indian Ocean
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Dispatch from Anilao
By Mike Bartick, March 2, 2016
An inside look at new photos and trendy critters from Anilao resident and pro photographer Mike Bartick, including insight into capturing each image
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Epic Photo Destinations: Solomon Islands
By Jo O'Shea and Ron Watkins, text by Brent D, January 27, 2016
The 3rd photo essay in our series of 5 epic destinations for underwater photography
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Epic Photo Destinations: French Polynesia
By Brent Durand (text), Photos by Various, November 30, 2015
The second photo essay in our series of 5 epic destinations for underwater photography
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Epic Photo Destinations: Raja Ampat
By Brent Durand, October 21, 2015
The first photo essay in a series of 5 epic destinations for underwater photography
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Underwater Photo Journey Through La Paz
By Brent Durand, September 29, 2015
A photo essay and recap from our small group photo trip to La Paz
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10 Dive Sites you Must See in the Solomon Islands
By Joanna O'Shea, September 16, 2015
Wide-angle, macro, wrecks and the most beautiful diving in the Solomons
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The Wild Side of the Channel Islands
By Brent Durand, September 9, 2015
Photo Essay from 3 days of diving California’s northern Channel Islands
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Secret Dances in the Sand Flats
By Vijay Raman, August 10, 2015
Explore the sand flats of the Sea of Cortez and the fish who call it home in this unique photo essay
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Anilao Workshop Photo Essay
By Brent Durand (text), Various (photos), May 26, 2015
Guest Photos, Workshop Report, Critters of the Season and More
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Nikon D7100 Underwater Photos from Komodo & Alor
By Dan Kurz, November 19, 2014
Incredible macro photo essay with the Nikkor 60mm, 105mm and a Snoot
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Critters in Ambon Photo Essay
By Mike Bartick, November 4, 2014
Photos and Insight into World-Class Macro Photography in Ambon, Indonesia
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Wall of Sharks, Thousands of Groupers & More in
By Scott Gietler, July 28, 2014
A Photo Essay from Bluewater Photo's Fakarava & Rangiroa Workshop
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Anilao in Photos - A Must-Visit Destination
By Scott Gietler & Brent Durand, May 21, 2014
Critters, Rare Sightings and Great Photos from the 4th Annual Bluewater Photo Workshop
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Swimming with the Manatees in Crystal River
By Scott Gietler, November 12, 2013
Nursing Calves, Intimate Portraits, Reflections and Crystal Clear Water!
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California Squid Run: A Photo Essay
By Brent Durand, September 23, 2013
Walls of White Squid, Dashing to Attach to Mates and Massive Eggs Baskets in Southern California
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10 Amazing Photos from Friends of the Guide
By Brent Durand, August 21, 2013
Underwater Photos you MUST SEE from Around the World this past Spring
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Ten Amazing Photos from Friends of the Guide
By Brent Durand, May 29, 2013
10 Underwater Photos you MUST SEE from Around the World this past Winter
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Photo Journey Through Southeast Sulawesi
By Brent Durand, May 21, 2013
Critters, Reefscapes & Diving on the Pelagian Yacht
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Return to Tiger Beach
By Steve Rosenberg, March 23, 2012
ReefID's Steve Rosenberg shares amazing photos from his recent return trip to Tiger Beach in the northern Bahamas.
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Jim Lyle's Underwater Photo Adventure in Cozumel
By Jim Lyle, March 8, 2012
The adventures of an underwater photographer at Scuba Club Cozumel, with many, many pictures!
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Photo Essay: Port Hardy, British Columbia
By Rand McMeins, September 29, 2011
Rand McMeins shares his underwater photos & tips from a recent trip to Port Hardy in British Columbia, Canada.
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Underwater Photo Essay: Ambon, Indonesia
By Bill Van Antwerp, June 15, 2011
Underwater photographer Bill Van Antwerp shares his photos from the Maluku archipelago, Indonesia.
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Anilao Photo Essay
By Mike Bartick, February 17, 2011
Amazing underwater photography from Anilao.
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Maldives Liveaboard Photo Essay
By Lea Moser, July 31, 2010
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Raja Ampat Dive Report
By Kevin Lee, July 29, 2010
Join our March 2016 Raja Trip or Dec 2016 Raja Trip, both at amazing prices!
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