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.

What You Need to Know about Diving Tiger Beach
By Shane Gross, April 15, 2015
The Sharks, the People, and Getting the Perfect Shot
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The Quick Guide to Macro Composition
By Gaby Barathieu, April 8, 2015
Basic Tips and Advice to Help you Start Shooting Amazing Macro Images
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Photo Tips for Blackwater Diving
By Jeff Milisen, April 6, 2015
Tips for Amazing Pelagic Invertebrate Encounters and Capturing Jaw-Dropping Photos
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The Circle of Life at Socorro
By Rodney Bursiel, March 30, 2015
Incredible Photos of a Humpback Mother and Calf followed by an Orca Attack
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Story Behind the Shot "Attention Seeker"
By Arek Mszyca, March 24, 2015
Arek Mszyca shares a special story behind his Ocean Art category-winning image
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Olympus PEN E-PL5 Underwater Settings
By Kelli Dickinson, March 21, 2015
Best underwater settings for the Olympus PEN E-PL5 and previous PEN cameras.
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Essential Tips for Nudibranch Photography
By Mike Bartick, March 13, 2015
Best camera settings, anatomy guide and photo tips for shooting nudibranchs
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Incredible Photo Sequence "Eyes Bigger than the
By Jack Berthomier, March 11, 2015
View the Full Sequence of a Sea Snake Eating a Catfish, an Ocean Art winning shot by Jack Berthomier
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The Allure of Papua New Guinea
By Brent Durand, March 10, 2015
4 Reasons why Papua New Guinea Needs to be at the Top of Your Dive Trip List
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Macro Surprises at the Blue Heron Bridge
By Suzan Meldonian, March 5, 2015
Incredible Macro Photo Opportunities Await Divers at this Florida Hotspot
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Canon 7D Mark II Best Settings for Underwater
By Brent Durand, February 25, 2015
A Review of the Best Settings and Lenses for Underwater Photo & Video
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Story Behind the Shot "Angry Sepiola"
By Giacomo Giovannini, February 23, 2015
Giacomo Giovannini shares the story behind his Ocean Art category-winning image
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How to Use In-Camera Image Overlays
By Francesco Pacienza, February 18, 2015
Pro Tips and Instructions for Creating Amazing Underwater Scenes from Two Images
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Guide to Shooting Striking Sunbursts
By Brent Durand, February 16, 2015
Tips, Techniques and Settings for Shooting Underwater Sunbursts
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5 Reasons to Dive Malapascua
By Jeffrey Milisen, February 12, 2015
A Philippines dive destination that blends the exotic with the smallest
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Underwater Settings
By Kelli Dickinson, February 10, 2015
A look at the best settings for macro and wide-angle underwater photography
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Story Behind the Shot "Lionfish Stares at its
By Ilan Ben Tov, February 10, 2015
Ilan Ben Tov shares the story behind his Ocean Art category-winning image
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Best Underwater Settings for the Olympus OM-D E-M1
By Kelli Dickinson, February 6, 2015
A look at the best settings for macro and wide-angle underwater photography
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Best Underwater Settings for the Olympus OM-D E-M5
By Kelli Dickinson, February 6, 2015
A look at the best settings for macro and wide-angle underwater photography
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Story Behind the Shot "Glaucus Atlanticus"
By Eduardo Acevedo, February 5, 2015
Eduardo Acevedo shares the story behind his Ocean Art category-winning image
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GoPro Underwater Housing and Mount Tips
By Brent Durand, February 5, 2015
An overview of GoPro mounting options on trays, handles and poles, with additional tips on housing maintenance
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Story Behind the Shot "Underwater Circus"
By Lucie Drlikova, January 29, 2015
Lucie Drlikova shares the story behind her Ocean Art category-winning image
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Tips to Create Striking Ambient Light Photos
By Christina & Eusebio Saenz de Santamaria, January 27, 2015
5 Elements you Must Incorporate into your Ambient Light Photos
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Story Behind the Shot "Kirra Underwater"
By Ray Collins, January 26, 2015
Ray Collins shares the story behind his Ocean Art winning image
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A Weekend Dive Getaway in Cabo
By Brent Durand, January 21, 2015
Photo Essay and Guide to Underwater Photography in Cabo San Lucas
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Wide-Angle in the Sea of Cortez & Midriff Islands
By Ron Watkins, January 19, 2015
Photographing Sea Lions, Whale Sharks, Humboldt Squid and Even Some Macro Critters
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Insight into Art: Amok Island
By UWPG, January 14, 2015
An Inside Look at Painting Marine Life Murals on Building Walls
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Macro Methods: Sharp Eyes and Nice Bokeh
By Brent Durand, January 13, 2015
A Tutorial on Capturing Sharp Eyes and Nice Bokeh in your Underwater Photos
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It's All in the Flash
By Mike Bartick, January 7, 2015
How to Capture Fast-Action Flashing & Attention-Drawing Behavior Underwater
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2014 Ocean Art Contest Winners
By UWPG News, January 6, 2015
Winning Images from the prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
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Caribbean Creature Feature: Glass Blennies
By Jonathan Lavan, December 22, 2014
Time to Invest in a Diopter for these Little Fish!
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Must-Have GoPro Accessories Video
By Scott Gietler, December 19, 2014
All the Essentials you Need for Underwater Video with your GoPro
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4K Underwater Video with the Panasonic GH4
By Scott Gietler, December 18, 2014
Testing the Panasonic GH4 in Nauticam Housing for Underwater Video in 4K Resolution, Including Lens Tests
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Shooting with a Dive Model
By Brent Durand, December 15, 2014
Tips on how to Shoot Photos with a Dive Model or Dive Buddy in the Scene
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Ocean Art Photo Competition 2014 Judges Comments
By UWPG News, December 10, 2014
Ocean Art Judges Comment on the Competition
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Iceland: Diving in the Land of Fire and Ice
By Michael Salvarezza & Christopher P. Weaver, December 9, 2014
Take a Photo Journey into Iceland's Underwater Wonders
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Shooting Stills with the Panasonic GH4
By Xander Water, December 4, 2014
The GH4 is known for 4K Video, but Let's Look at its Still Photo Capabilities
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Underwater Settings for the Canon 5D Mark III
By Brent Durand, December 2, 2014
Settings for Shooting Wide-Angle and Macro with the Canon 5D Mark III DSLR
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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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The Mimic Octopus: Photos, Behavior and Best Dive
By Brent Durand, November 24, 2014
Detailed info on the Mimic Octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) including underwater photos, behaviors and the best dive sites for encounters.
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