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.

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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Inside Look at a Philippines Liveaboard Photo
By Ron Watkins, April 18, 2016
Go behind the scenes on our Philippine Siren liveaboard workshop
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9 Wide Angle Underwater Photography Tips
By Craig Dietrich, April 11, 2016
Wide angle underwater photography tips from professional photographer, Craig Dietrich.
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How to Capture Stunning Splits
By Renee Grinnell Capozzola, March 30, 2016
Tutorial and experiences shooting over-under split shots in French Polynesia and Hawaii
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Three Crazy Critters of the Dauin Coast
By Ron Watkins, March 28, 2016
Photos, shooting tips and unusual stories of macro subjects in Dumaguete, Philippines
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Behind the Scenes at Bimini Sharklab
By UWPG News, March 24, 2016
An inside look at the shark research taking place at one of the world's shark diving hotspots.
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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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5 Amazing UW Photo Encounters in the Galapagos
By Scott Gietler, March 7, 2016
Find out why the Galapagos Islands should be your #1 destination for underwater photography and videography
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Diving the Mexico Cenotes
By Brent Durand, March 3, 2016
Photo adventure through the Mexico cenotes, including the best cenotes for photography, photo tips, travel advice, natural history and more
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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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Dugong Photos on a Single Breath
By Vaclav Krpelik, February 22, 2016
Take an inside look at a beautiful collection of dugong photos from Egypt
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3 Tips for GoPro Underwater Video
By Brent Durand, February 16, 2016
Improve your GoPro underwater video with these easy tips to bring home excellent footage.
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Best Underwater Settings for Olympus OM-D E-M5
By Kelli Dickinson, February 10, 2016
A look at the best settings for macro and wide-angle underwater photography with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
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Enhancing your Images with Photoshop
By Brent Durand, February 3, 2016
Step-by-step tutorial on using Adobe Photoshop to add interesting elements to your underwater photos during post-processing
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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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Made in Puget Sound
By Drew Collins, January 20, 2016
How Drew Collins transformed his two passions, scuba and photography, into a business
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