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.

Video: Diving a Nuclear Missile Silo
By Russell Clark and Trisha Stovel, November 30, 2016
Go behind the scenes as Seaproof.tv explores deep inside a Titan 1 missile silo in this underwater documentary short
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Inside Look: Cold Water Expeditions
By Alban Michon, November 22, 2016
Go behind the scenes with French explorer Alban Michon while diving some of the coldest and most remote locations on earth
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What's in the Camera Bag: Mike Bartick
By Mike Bartick, November 17, 2016
Take an inside look at the camera and housing gear used by professional underwater photographer Mike Bartick
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Moments with a Humpback Mother & Calf
By Cassie Jensen, November 7, 2016
Story Behind the Shots of two special experiences swimming with humpback whale mothers and calves in Tonga
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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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Panasonic GH4 Underwater Video Settings
By Bobby Arnold, October 25, 2016
The best settings and menu selections for shooting pro-level video with the Panasonic GH4 mirrorless camera
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Video: The Wrecks of Bell Island
By Russell Clark and Trisha Stovel, October 19, 2016
Behind the scenes of Seaproof.tv's shipwreck minimentary featuring Jill Heinerth in a cold water explorer's paradise
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How to Combine Strobe and Video Light
By Brent Durand, October 17, 2016
Explore a creative technique to get the most from wide-angle color when shooting with a single strobe and video light
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Celebrating Rajan the Swimming Elephant
By Sumer Verma , September 28, 2016
Sharing photos and the life story of Rajan, the beloved swimming elephant of the Andaman Islands
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Diving Fiji after Cyclone Winston
By Gareth Bellamy , September 20, 2016
A tale of exploring Fiji after a devastating cyclone to find happy locals, great scuba diving and beautiful reefs
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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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Mystery of the Yonaguni Formation
By Chino Mendoza, September 9, 2016
Ancient Underwater City or Natural Formation? Scuba Divers are baffled by this dive site in Japan
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3 Tips for Better Underwater Macro
By Brent Durand, September 6, 2016
Keep these tips in mind to create crisp, engaging underwater macro photos on compact, mirrorless or dslr cameras
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Tips for Shooting with Diopters
By Mike Bartick, August 30, 2016
How to use Diopters to shoot supermacro photos, including best aperture, strobe position and best camera lenses
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Vivid-Pix Land & Sea 1-click Photo Editing
By Chino Mendoza, August 25, 2016
Vivid-Pix has released their latest editing software for computer, mobile and tablet, offering 1-click and customized editing tools
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Raja Ampat After Dark
By Janice Nigro, August 24, 2016
A Canon G15 photo essay exploring iconic and remote Indonesian reefs after sunset
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Capture Great Photos in Blue Water
By Todd Thimios , August 16, 2016
Tutorial on how to approach big animals and shoot powerful images in blue water, including photo gear and settings
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3 Really Unique Nudibranchs
By Irwin Ang, August 10, 2016
Irwin Ang shares photos, locations and info on three very unique and photogenic nudibranchs
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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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What's in the Camera Bag: Ken Kiefer
By Ken Kiefer, July 27, 2016
Take an inside look at the camera and housing gear used by underwater photographer Ken Kiefer
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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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Face-to-Face with Killer Whales
By Ron Watkins, July 12, 2016
An unexpected Orca encounter in the Galapagos turns into a 40 minute high-adrenaline photo session
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4 Photos with Matt Draper
By Matt Draper, July 7, 2016
Interview with a talented wide-angle photographer, plus background on some favorite underwater images
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Anatomy of a Shark Dive
By Brent Durand, July 1, 2016
Analyzing depth, light and camera angles for Caribbean reef sharks based on a digital dive profile
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Best Underwater Settings for the Sony A7R II
By Kelli Dickinson, June 27, 2016
Detailed settings information for using the Sony A7R II camera underwater
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Surprise Encounter with Spawning Corals
By Brent Durand, June 22, 2016
Photographing fish feeding on spawning corals, plus discussion on camera gear and shooting techniques
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Get the Most from your Photo Workshop
By Pam Murph, June 20, 2016
Tips to improve your photography and maximize the experience of underwater photo workshops
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5 Tips for Surf Photography
By Stan Moniz, June 16, 2016
Start shooting energetic surf photos with these fundamental tips, including focus, settings and camera gear
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What's in the Camera Bag: Ron Watkins
By Ron Watkins, June 14, 2016
Take an inside look at the camera and housing gear used by underwater photographer Ron Watkins
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Facts about Orcas, aka Killer Whales
By Chino Mendoza, June 12, 2016
An overview of the life of orcas, including range and habitat, food, size and conservation efforts
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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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Lightroom Tips & Tricks: Crop Image Overlay Tool
By Erik Lukas, June 1, 2016
Learn to utilize Lightroom's powerful crop assist tool to create the perfectly framed composition with your subject
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How to Shoot Stills with a Video Light
By Brent Durand, May 23, 2016
Use your dive or video light to create vibrant underwater photos with your compact camera without use of a strobe
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What's in the Camera Bag: Brook Peterson
By Brook Peterson, May 17, 2016
Take an inside look at the camera and housing gear used by underwater photographer Book Peterson
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Wide-Angle in the Andaman Islands
By Erik Lukas, May 11, 2016
Reefscapes, schooling fish and photo tips for capturing unique wide-angle photos in some very rarely dived areas of India
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Seeing Double: Colorful Fish Couples
By Jonathan Lavan, May 5, 2016
Facts and insight into behavior of some very interesting macro photo subjects
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3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical
By Tracey Jones, May 3, 2016
Learn why portrait orientation is a powerful composition tool and when to apply the technique
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Secret Worlds Magnified
By Adam Martin, April 28, 2016
Marine animals show their secret life under high magnification.
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The Essentials of Wave Photography
By Ben Thouard, April 27, 2016
Photo tips, best gear, camera settings and photo essay on capturing epic wave shots from the water
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Sony a7R II Best Video Settings for Underwater
By Brent Durand, April 21, 2016
Overview of the best video settings for using the Sony a7R II underwater
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