Underwater Photography Articles & Tutorials

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.

What's New at DEMA 2022
By Nirupam Nigam, November 8, 2022
Top New Products from Marelux, Kraken, Sea & Sea, Nauticam, SeaLife, and Ultralight
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OM systems OM-5 Initial Thoughts and Review
By Charlie Gardiner, November 8, 2022
The OM-5 is OM Systems' first consumer oriented micro four thirds camera
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Canon EOS R6 Mark II: Initial Thoughts and Review
By Charlie Gardiner, November 2, 2022
The Canon EOS R6 II is the latest release from Canon and competes directly with the Sony A7 IV. These are our initial thoughts and review.
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GoPro HERO 11: Initial Thoughts & Review
By Charlie Gardiner, September 28, 2022
GoPro just announced the HERO 11, but is it worth the upgrade for underwater video?
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Change GoPro Underwater Settings with QR Codes
By Nirupam Nigam, September 15, 2022
These QR Codes at Bluewater Photo are the Solution to Changing GoPro HERO8, 9, 10, 11 Settings Underwater
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Lionfish Invade the Mediterranean
By Nirupam Nigam, July 15, 2022
A New Lessepsian Invasion and a Familiar Story
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Best Strobe Positions for Underwater Macro
By Jenna Szerlag, July 9, 2022
Go-to strobe positions for underwater macro subjects using creative techniques - reduce backscatter and achieve black backgrounds!
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Fuji X-H2S: Initial Thoughts & Review
By Charlie Gardiner, June 14, 2022
The Best APS-C Camera To Date?
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Panasonic GH6 Underwater Settings
By Nirupam Nigam, May 19, 2022
These are the best settings for the Panasonic GH6 for underwater video and photos
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Nauticam M10 Ball Mount Installation
By Nirupam Nigam, May 15, 2022
This is how you install an M10 ball mount - one of the most popular accessories for Nauticam housings
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Bluewater Handpicked Trips
By , May 14, 2022
This is a list of unique, once-in-a-lifetime trips the team here at Bluewater Travel is most excited about.
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I Went for a Dive in the Gulf of Maine and I Saw
By Nirupam Nigam, May 8, 2022
Historically the breadbasket of North America, the Gulf of Maine is now empty
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How to Start Taking Underwater Photos
By Nirupam Nigam, April 19, 2022
Interested in taking your first underwater photo? Here's what you can do.
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The Basics of Editing Underwater Photos in Adobe
By Nirupam Nigam, April 18, 2022
How to organize and edit underwater photos in Adobe Lightroom
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Fighting Pikes: A Deeper Dive into Ocean Art 2021
By , March 13, 2022
1st Place Marine Life BehaviorLuc Rooman"Snoeken" Luc Rooman won a dive cruise in Indonesi...
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Marelux: A Customer's First Impressions from the
By John Cesere, February 22, 2022
John Cesere is a valued Bluewater Photo customer who was the first to get a chance to take a Marelux...
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2021 Ocean Art Contest Winners
By UWPG News, January 17, 2022
Winning Images from the 10th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
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Ocean Art Photo Competition 2021 Judges Comments
By Ocean Art Judges, January 16, 2022
The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition is one of the most prestigious underwater photo contests ...
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The Best Sony Wide Angle Lens for Underwater
By Kyle Wagener, December 20, 2021
Finding a good wide angle system for Sony mirrorless cameras has been difficult until now.....
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2021's Top Deals for Underwater Photographers
By UWPG Staff, November 23, 2021
The holidays are upon us! Here are our favorite deals on underwater photo & video gear & travel destinations.
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Photographing Signal Blennies
By Nirupam Nigam, October 2, 2021
The Hidden Gems of Baja California
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Nikon Z7, Z7II, Z6, Z6II Underwater Settings
By Nirupam Nigam, August 13, 2021
These are the best underwater settings for shooting your Nikon Z camera underwater
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Understanding Underwater Video Lights
By Nirupam Nigam, July 27, 2021
Lumens, Lux, Beam Angle, CRI - What does it all mean?
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SeaLife Launches New Android App for Popular
By , July 23, 2021
Our smartphones have been our go-to camera in our everyday lives and since everyone has a smartphone...
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Fish Photography
By Nirupam Nigam, July 15, 2021
The Trick to Finding and Approaching Fish
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Harlequin Shrimp
By Jenna Szerlag and Mark Strickland, June 10, 2021
Photographing Harlequin Shrimp in Indo-Pacific and Hawaii
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Top 11 Tips for Cenote Photography
By Luke Coley, May 24, 2021
Top tips from a Pro Cenote Photographer
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Discovering Shetland, Scotland
By Robert Bailey, May 6, 2021
Exploring incredible wrecks and northern wildlife
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Wide Angle Macro Photography
By Nirupam Nigam, April 21, 2021
The Ultimate Oxymoron of Underwater Photography
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Nauticam & Isotta Housings Are Compatible with
By UWPG News, April 5, 2021
Nauticam & Isotta Housings are Now Compatible with Ikelite TTL Converters and Hotshoes
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External Underwater Video Monitors & Recorders
By Nirupam Nigam, April 3, 2021
These are the hidden benefits of using an external monitor/recorder for underwater video
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How to Fire Your Underwater Strobes
By Nirupam Nigam, March 17, 2021
A discussion on strobe trigger methods from TTL to Flash Triggers to Sync Cords to Fiber Optic Cables
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2020 Ocean Art Contest Winners
By UWPG News, January 13, 2021
Winning Images from the 9th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
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Ocean Art Photo Competition 2020 Judges Comments
By Ocean Art Judges, January 12, 2021
The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition is one of the most prestigious underwater photo contests ...
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The Hidden Bokeh Benefit of Snoot Photography
By Nirupam Nigam, December 22, 2020
Snoot photography is about more than just black backgrounds
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Sony A7S III Underwater Settings
By Nirupam Nigam, December 21, 2020
The Top Underwater Settings for the Sony A7S III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
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Selling Your Photos: Art Shows and Printing
By Christine Labaza, December 19, 2020
Everything you need to know about being accepted to and displaying your artwork at an art show, including a beginner’s guide to printing and creating your own photography merchandise
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Why Smartphones Could be the Future of Underwater
By UWPG Staff, December 10, 2020
People have been talking about smartphones taking over the camera market for years. But will they ac...
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Best Underwater Photo & Video Gear in 2020 & 2021
By Nirupam Nigam, November 25, 2020
Best Underwater Gear from Sea & Sea, Kraken Sports, Light & Motion, and SeaLife
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Best 2020 Holiday Underwater Photo & Video Deals
By UWPG Staff, November 25, 2020
These Deals from Bluewater Photo are the Best in 2020!
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