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.

Freediving Photography with the Olympus TG-5
By Pavol Ivanov, June 7, 2018
An introduction to underwater photography while freediving
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The Olympus TG-5: Riding the Wave of Technology
By Tom Caruso, May 29, 2018
An underwater photographer's journey through the Olympus Tough series, from the TG-1 to the TG-5
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Photographing Jellyfish Lakes
By Paul & Lisa Hogger, May 28, 2018
Tips for photographing jellyfish in jellyfish lakes
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GoPro Hero 6: How to Shoot Underwater Macro Video
By Todd Kortte, May 27, 2018
Tips and a fix for shooting macro video with the GoPro Hero 6
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Diving Cebu, Philippines
By Boaz Samorai, May 12, 2018
The Ultimate Underwater Photo Experience
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Frozen Perspectives: Behind the Scenes on
By Bryan Chu, May 11, 2018
Going into details on photographic composition and lessons learned, as well as post-processing tricks and tips, from the photos shared in the recent Greenland ice diving article.
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Frozen Perspectives: A story of Greenlandic Ice,
By Bryan Chu, May 4, 2018
12 days diving on an iceberg under the sea ice of East Greenland
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Beginner's Guide to GoPro for Underwater Video
By Updated by UWPG Staff, April 12, 2018
2018 Updated: Settings, Filters, Lights, Shooting Tips, Editing & more
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A Photographer's Journey with the Sony RX100 V
By Jin Woo Lee, April 6, 2018
Budding photographer, Jin Woo Lee pushes the limits of his new Sony RX 100 V
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Top 10 Reasons to Dive the Sea of Cortez
By Aaron Halstead and Nirupam Nigam, March 27, 2018
From the big stuff to the small, the Sea of Cortez has a bit of something for everyone.
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The Gentle Giants of the Pacific Northwest
By Bob Bailey, March 22, 2018
Featuring the Giant Pacific Octopus
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Are You Playing to Win or Playing Not to Lose?
By Bryan Chu, March 17, 2018
How shifting your mindset can significantly improve your underwater photography
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Diving with Volcanoes
By Paul & Lisa Hogger, March 4, 2018
Exploring the volcanoes of North Sulawesi
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One Shark Diver's Perspective: Caged vs Open Water
By Debbie Wallace, March 2, 2018
Insights from the dynamic world of shark photography
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Ice and Altitude Diving (with bonus crayfish)
By Aaron Halstead, February 26, 2018
Cold water diving the mountain lakes of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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An Immersion into Evolution: Galapagos Photo Essay
By Dan McGanty and Helen Brierley, February 16, 2018
Starting off 2018 with amazing underwater photography in the Galapagos
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Sony A7R III 4K Underwater Video
By Nirupam Nigam, February 9, 2018
Mating Squid Captured in 4K Definition!
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Jason Ching: Remote Photography in Remote Alaska
By Jason Ching, February 7, 2018
A Feature on Camera Trap and Remote Trigger Photography
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Mermaids and Underwater Fashion Photography
By Chiara Salomoni, January 25, 2018
When art meets technique and mythology inspires conservation
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The Art of Blackwater Photography
By Mike Bartick, January 9, 2018
An Expert's Perspective on a Newly Emerging Art Form
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Heaven is a Place on Earth: Diving Mauritius
By Nirupam Nigam, January 2, 2018
Paradise is found in one the planet's most remote destinations - dolphins, wrecks, beaches, and more!
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Anilao Workshop Photo Essay December 2017
By Matthew Sullivan, December 25, 2017
Amazing underwater photography from Anilao, Philippines taken in December 2017
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Master Class Tutorial - Great Mandarin Fish Photos
By Scott Gietler, November 25, 2017
Scott reveals the ten secrets to getting beautiful photos of mating Mandarin Fish underwater
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Best Underwater Settings for the Olympus OM-D E-M1
By Kelli Dickinson, November 5, 2017
Newly updated - settings recommendations for the E-M1 Mark II Camera when shooting underwater.
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Sony A7RIII Announced
By Matthew Sullivan, October 25, 2017
Sony Updates Their FF Line-up
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Best Lens Choices for DSLR Underwater Photography
By Brook Peterson, October 9, 2017
Choosing the proper lens for the proper task underwater.
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Nauticam D850 Announced
By Matthew Sullivan, October 6, 2017
Nauticam announced housing for Nikon D850 DSLR
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Story behind the shot - Yawning Goby
By Helen Brierley, September 19, 2017
Story behind Helen Brierley's uncropped underwater photo that won "Best of Show"
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SoCal Shootout Winners Announced
By Matthew Sullivan, September 18, 2017
Winning images from the SoCal Shootout 2017 sponsored by Bluewater Photo & Travel
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Master Class Tutorial - Planning for a Great Shot
By Scott Gietler, September 7, 2017
Learn how to come home with incredible marine life photos by following these 7 simple steps
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The Unforgettable Red Sea
By Brook Peterson, July 17, 2017
Northern Red Sea, one of the most beautiful marine environments on the planet. Known for lush reefs, and a multitude of famous wrecks.
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Swimming with Dinosaurs in Mexico
By Dan McGanty and Helen Brierley, July 12, 2017
A different kind of diving experience in Mexico
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Creative DIY Bokeh
By Indigo Bolandrini , June 27, 2017
Create New and Unexpected Images with Common Household Items
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Acting Snooty!
By Brook Peterson, June 26, 2017
How to Get Results Using a Snoot for Underwater Photography
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Taking Vintage Lenses Underwater
By Matthew Sullivan, June 20, 2017
A different approach in creating interesting and unique underwater photos.
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Lightroom Tips & Tricks: The Spray Can Tool
By Erik Lukas, June 5, 2017
Learn how to use the spray can tool to add keywords and metadata to your images
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Portraits from God's Pocket
By Aaron Halstead, May 15, 2017
This detailed look at the underwater animals of Vancouver Island will have you packing your drysuit and camera gear right away
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How to Shoot Your Way Out of a Slump
By Jeff Milisen, May 10, 2017
Rejuvenate your creative photography with these tips to sort through the multitude of photo opportunities during a dive trip
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Strobe Positioning for Wide-Angle Underwater
By Brook Peterson, April 24, 2017
Tips for lighting wide-angle scenes while reducing backscatter, including strobe positions for close-focus, big animals and reefs
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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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