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.

A Memorable Courting Ray Ballet
By Duncan Murrell, March 15, 2019
Conservation Photographer, Duncan Murrell, tells the story behind a photo seen around the world....
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Wolf Eels: A Face Only a Mother Could Love
By Nirupam Nigam, March 8, 2019
Photographing one of the world's ugliest and most charismatic fish
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Beyond the Resorts: Diving in the Dominican
By Nirupam Nigam, March 6, 2019
Often overlooked as a dive destination, the Dominican Republic is more than an all-inclusive resort getaway
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La Paz Through a Mollusk Photographer's Lens
By Charles E. Rawlings, March 5, 2019
La Paz, a classic big-animal destination, through the lens of a mollusk photographer
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Pushing the Limits of Macro with a Compact Camera
By Kathrin Landgraf-Kluge, March 2, 2019
An underwater photographer takes macro with a compact camera to the limits
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Top Ten Tips for Nice Underwater Bokeh
By Nirupam Nigam, February 18, 2019
Every wondered how to get a nice bokeh (blur) in your underwater photos? Here are our top ten tips....
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Lightroom Tutorial: Custom White Balance
By Bryan Chu, January 31, 2019
Using lightroom's custom white balance function to make your photos pop
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Dancing with Dragons in South Australia
By Bryan Chu, January 28, 2019
Diving Rapid Bay, South Australia, in search of the perfect leafy sea dragon shot.
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Ocean Art Photo Competition 2018 Judges Comments
By Ocean Art Judges, January 22, 2019
The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition is one of the most prestigious underwater photo contests ...
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Beautiful Underwater Photos from Anilao
By UWPG News, January 18, 2019
Wild and wonderful macro critters from Anilao, Philippines during December, 2018's workshop
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2018 Ocean Art Contest Winners
By UWPG News, January 14, 2019
Winning Images from the prestigious 7th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
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Diving French Poly: Moorea, Bora Bora, and Huahine
By Bryan Chu, December 17, 2018
Diving with affectionate lemon sharks and turtles in Moorea, a great manta encounter in Bora Bora, and the strangely charismatic blue-eyed eels of Faie. Discussions pertaining to the marine life personality ladder.
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Video with the Panasonic GH5
By Stephen Martin, December 16, 2018
Videographer Stephen Martin's insights, tips, and stunning video with the Panasonic GH5
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Time is Perfection: the Launch of the Socorro
By Joanna Lentini, December 7, 2018
Time at shipyard makes for perfection in the launch of Pelagic Fleet's new luxury liveaboard - the Soccorro Vortex
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Fisheyed in Fakarava - Premiere Shark Diving
By Bryan Chu, November 29, 2018
Six fantastic days of diving with sharks in a world-renowned UNESCO biosphere reserve with a fisheye lens
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Wide Angle and Macro with the Nikon D850 and D500
By Helen Brierley, October 29, 2018
Underwater photos and tips in shooting wide angle and macro photos using Nikon D850 and D500 in the Sea of Cortez
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A Family Humpback Adventure in Moorea
By Bryan Chu, October 24, 2018
Five amazing days snorkeling with humpback whales with the whole family - truly the trip of a lifetime!
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Story Behind the Shot: Octopus Sunball
By Josh Musselwhite, September 25, 2018
Josh Musselwhite describes how he shot an Octopus on the hunt that won him the best in show in the SoCal Shootout 2018
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7 Tips for Great Sea Lion Photos
By Nick Polanszky, September 17, 2018
Helpful tips and techniques from an expert sea lion photographer's experiences leading tours in the Sea of Cortez.
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Cave Photography in Mexico's Lesser-Known Cenotes
By Guillermo Viveros, September 16, 2018
A unique combination of technical cave diving and beautiful underwater photography, way off the tourist track.
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Diving in Italy: Interview with Pietro Formis
By Pietro Formis, August 31, 2018
Interview with a fantastic Italian underwater photographer about dive spots, techniques, favorite shots and gear
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DSLR and TG-5: A New Level of Underwater
By Charles E. Rawlings, August 27, 2018
Shooting super-macro subjects with the Olympus TG-5 as a supplement to a dSLR rig.
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Tips for Lighting Quick Critters with a Snoot
By Nirupam Nigam, August 24, 2018
A few tips to guide you on shooting subjects that are moving using a snoot
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Sperm Whale Photography with Franco Banfi
By Franco Banfi, August 21, 2018
Interview with a renowned underwater and wildlife photographer on photographing sperm whales in Dominica.
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Dolphin Play in Bimini
By Simone Lipscomb, August 7, 2018
An amazing experience playing with a pod of spotted dolphins in Bimini
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Under the Jungle in México's Flooded Caves
By Natalie Gibb, July 31, 2018
Natalie Gibb chronicles her experiences exploring vast unknown cave systems in Mexico
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Diving Japan's Ogasawara Islands
By Jin Woo Lee, July 23, 2018
Diving Japan’s Hidden Treasure with the Sony RX100 V
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Diving Timor-Leste (East Timor)
By Jin Woo Lee, July 22, 2018
Diving Southeast Asia’s Budding Dive Destination with the Sony RX100 V
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Top 10 Tips for Photographing Eels and Eel-Like
By Nirupam Nigam, July 16, 2018
A few helpful tips on how to take awesome photos of eels and eel-like fishes
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Ambient Photography: An Artist’s Pursuit for the
By Jason Washington, July 2, 2018
Photographer Jason Washington divulges his technique for taking amazing ambient light underwater photography
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Tide Pool Fun with GoPro 6 Time Lapse Video
By Bryan Chu, June 25, 2018
Captivating time lapse videos of tide pools with active starfish and sea urchins
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Northern Exploring: Discovering the Remote Arctic
By Sven Gust, June 25, 2018
Deep sea creatures, colorful macro life, walrus and icebergs with underwater photographer and tour operator Sven Gust
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Wide-Angle Photography in Low Light Conditions
By Nirupam Nigam, June 20, 2018
Tips for taking underwater wide-angle photos in low light and limited visibility
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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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