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.

The Big Picture: Shooting Reefscapes
By Brent Durand, December 2, 2014
How to Shoot Dynamic Reefscapes and Add Color to your Portfolio
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New Technique: Shooting Blind
By Scott Gietler, November 13, 2014
Capture the Shots you Never Could with this Innovative Technique
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Underwater Settings for Sony RX100 II & III
By Brent Durand, November 4, 2014
Best Settings for Macro and Wide-Angle Underwater Photo and Video
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Whale Shark Photo & Video Tips
By Brent Durand (text), Scott Gietler & Vijay Raman (photos), October 28, 2014
Whale Shark underwater photo & video tips, techniques and best settings for DSLR, Mirrorless, Compact and GoPro cameras.
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10 Essential Ambient Light U/W Photo Tips
By Scott Gietler, October 13, 2014
Ten Shooting Techniques you Need to Know When Shooting Without Strobes
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3 Quick Tips for Dive Buddy Photos
By Brent Durand, August 18, 2014
Diver in Scene Photo Essay written on Location in Tulamben, Bali
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Beginner's Guide to GoPro for Underwater Video
By Brent Durand, July 21, 2014
Settings, Filters, Lights, Shooting Tips, Editing & more
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Tips to Capture Amazing Freshwater Images
By Eiko Jones, July 10, 2014
Expand Your Portfolio with these Tips for Shooting in Rivers, Lakes & Streams
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Take Your Photography to the Next Level
By Brent Durand, July 7, 2014
3 Essential Camera Settings for Shooting Underwater
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Pelagic Fish Photography
By Craig Dietrich, May 10, 2014
Tips to Capture Incredible Schooling Fish Photos
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A Photographer's Guide to Muck Diving
By Mike Bartick, April 21, 2014
The Essentials of Muck Dive Photography
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Shooting with a Single Strobe
By Brent Durand, April 15, 2014
Tips for Strobe Positioning, Power Settings and General Shooting
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Shooting Underwater Panoramas
By Rico Besserdich, April 9, 2014
Advanced Technique: Capture Wide Underwater Vistas
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Tips for Dive Model Photography
By Christina & Eusebio Saenz de Santamaria, March 31, 2014
Photographing an Underwater Dive Model Made Easy
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5 Reasons to go Mirrorless
By Matt Krumins, March 26, 2014
Is a Mirrorless Camera Right for You?
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Tips for Artistic Macro Shooting
By Rico Besserdich, March 10, 2014
Thinking Outside the Box to Capture Stunning Macro Detail
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Top 5 Shooting Tips for Underwater Snoots
By Matt Krumins, February 13, 2014
Creating Artistic Photos with Narrow Beams of Light
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Shooting Fast Action Underwater
By Todd Winner, January 29, 2014
Tips for Capturing the Moment of Peak Action
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Shallow Depth of Field Underwater
By Victor Tang, January 23, 2014
Settings, Shooting Tips, Composition, Focusing & More
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Stunning Super Macro with Diopters
By Victor Tang, January 5, 2014
Stacking Diopters: A Guide for Compact and DSLR Cameras
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Essential Drift Diving Photo Tips
By Brent Durand, December 19, 2013
Maximize Photo Opportunities and Capture Great Shots on your Next Dive
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Fascinating Fluoro Photography
By Mike Bartick, November 22, 2013
Amazing Photos & the Essentials for Great Fluoro Diving
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The Secrets of Shooting Amazing Patterns
By Christian Skauge, November 18, 2013
Few things are more intriguing than some of the out-of-this-world patterns one encounters under the water. Here are some tips to capture mesmerizing underwater graphics.
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The Ultimate Guide to Shooting Wrecks
By Todd Winner, October 29, 2013
Tips and Tricks to Bring your Wreck Photos to the Next Level
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Easy Ways to Eliminate Backscatter in your Photos
By Brent Durand, October 10, 2013
The Secret to Backscatter-Free Photos
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5 Best Underwater Video Editing Tips
By Anastasia Laity, September 24, 2013
Use these tips to turn your home movies into professional-quality underwater videos!
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10 Tips for Shooting Underwater Video
By Anastasia Laity, September 19, 2013
Tips you Need to Know when Shooting and Editing Video
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5 Photos you Need in your Portfolio
By Christian Skauge, September 9, 2013
Essential Tips for Building you Underwater Photo Portfolio
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5 Tips for Awesome Over-Under Shots
By Brent Durand, August 15, 2013
Master Split-Shots with these Easy Techniques
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The Breakdown on Back Button Focus
By Todd Winner, July 10, 2013
The Secret to Sharp Focus on Fast-Moving Subjects
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How to Use the Zoom-Effect Underwater
By Lill Haugen, June 12, 2013
Add some Speed and Action to your Images with a Creative Zoom-Effect
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5 Tips for Underwater Photography at Night
By Craig Dietrich, June 5, 2013
Maximize Photo Opportunities on your Next Night Dive
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Advanced Strobe Techniques - Backlighting
By Ridlon Kiphart, May 7, 2013
Make your subjects POP using Backlighting
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Ten Amazing Photos You Can Take With A Fisheye
By Scott Gietler, March 27, 2013
Inspirational images & techniques for underwater photography with a fisheye lens
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Underwater Composition: Fill the Frame
By Scott Gietler, March 20, 2013
Part III in a great series of underwater composition tutorials
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Workflow Basics in Adobe Lightroom
By Brent Durand, March 12, 2013
Optimizing Lightroom Workflow for Underwater Photographers
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Olympus OM-D and PEN underwater settings
By Kelli Dickinson, February 25, 2013
A look at the best settings for macro and wide-angle underwater photography
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Underwater Settings for the Sony RX 100
By Scott Gietler, February 13, 2013
Best underwater settings for underwater photography
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10 Tips for Fun Beach Diving
By Brent Durand, January 31, 2013
Great tips to consider for shore diving and special considerations for your camera
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Top 5 Settings To Improve Your Underwater Photos
By Scott Gietler, January 8, 2013
From shooting manual to checking your histogram, thinking about these settings will dramatically improve your underwater photography.
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