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.

Top 5 Tips for New Underwater Photographers
By Michael Zeigler, December 24, 2012
Improve your underwater photography by learning from these common mistakes made my new underwater photographers.
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Top 5 Underwater Cameras for Christmas 2012
By Travis Ball, December 11, 2012
Our top 5 underwater camera recommendations that would make excellent Christmas gifts
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Shooting Underwater with Big Cameras, Wide Lenses
By Matthew Meier, November 13, 2012
Shooting Underwater with Big Cameras, Wide Lenses and Large, Powerful Strobes
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Best Micro-four lenses for underwater photography
By Scott Gietler, November 5, 2012
For the Olympus OM-D, E-PL3, E-PL5, Panasonic GX1, GF2 and more...
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Top 10 Tips for Amazing Portraits
By Michael Zeigler, November 5, 2012
We share our top ten tips for capturing amazing underwater portraits.
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Get a Handle on your Housing
By Michael Zeigler, September 10, 2012
How to make a reliable rope handle for your underwater housing
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Photographing A Perfect Sunburst
By Todd Winner, August 3, 2012
Tips and techniques for how, when, and where to get the best possible sunburst shot underwater.
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What I Learned On The Anilao Photo Workshop
By Nayan Savla, July 6, 2012
The little things I learned in Anilao that made a big difference in my underwater photography.
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From Compact To dSLR: Preparing For The Switch
By Eddy Wong, June 10, 2012
An underwater photographer describes his evolution from shooting with compact to dSLR, with valuable tips and information
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Learning Super Macro in Papua New Guinea
By Ron Watkins, May 1, 2012
How I discovered a whole new side to underwater photography while shooting the tiny critters in the depths of Papua New Guinea.
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Visualization to Realization
By Mike Bartick, April 9, 2012
Improve your underwater photography through visualization and learning to be more proactive than reactive.
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Underwater Pool Photography
By Ron Watkins, March 27, 2012
Use pool photography to hone your underwater photography skills, experiment and be creative!
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Wide-Angle Shots Underwater with Canon G12
By Victor Tang, March 15, 2012
Part II in a series: How to get a perfect wide-angle shot
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Taking Macro Shots Underwater with the Canon G12
By Victor Tang, March 8, 2012
Part I in a series about the Canon G12 compact camera: How to get a perfect macro shot
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Diagonal Underwater Composition
By Scott Gietler, February 29, 2012
This guide offers tips, tricks and instruction on how to take underwater photos with diagonal composition
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Utilizing Instant Recall Modes on your dSLR
By Michael Zeigler, February 23, 2012
Awesome photographic opportunities sometimes present themselves unexpectedly. Best be prepared by using your Instant Recall Modes!
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Keeping Your Digital Images Safe
By Todd Winner, January 31, 2012
Todd explains how to keep digital images and videos safe through backup hard drive storage.
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Face-on Composition
By Scott Gietler, October 3, 2011
Another great approach to your underwater composition. This is the first part in a series on underwater composition.
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Guide to underwater video with the Canon 7D
By Todd Winner, August 23, 2011
Guide to shooting underwater video with the Canon 7D or Canon T2i including settings, focusing and white balance
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Photographing Behavior Underwater
By Scott Gietler, August 15, 2011
Learn some photo tips that can help you get some incredible underwater behavior photos on your next trip.
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Using a Ring-Flash for Underwater Photography
By Bill Van Antwerp, August 8, 2011
An alternative to traditional underwater strobes for dSLR and compact cameras
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Photographing Underwater Textures & Designs
By Kevin Lee, August 4, 2011
Kevin Lee shares his amazing underwater images of the textures and designs created by Mother Nature.
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Shore Diving with a dSLR
By Michael Zeigler, August 3, 2011
An approach to accessing underwater photography from the shore
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Ultimate Guide to Canon 7D Underwater Settings
By Todd Winner, July 17, 2011
Tutorial to help underwater photographers get the most out of the Canon 7D
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Compact Corner: Discovering Focus Check
By Brent Durand, June 21, 2011
A simple yet powerful tool for your underwater photography.
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Introduction to Mirrorless Cameras for Underwater
By Scott Gietler, May 13, 2011
A Focus on Micro Four Thirds Cameras
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Supermacro with the New SubSee Diopter
By Scott Gietler, January 19, 2011
Tips on using a diopter, for compact and dSLR underwater shooters
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Batteries: Put to the Test
By Bill Van Antwerp, December 15, 2010
Determining the best batteries to use for your strobes
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An Interview with Seacam Founder, Harald Hordosch
By Scott Gietler, December 12, 2010
An Interview with SEACAM President Harald Hordosch By Scott Gietler     ...
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Underwater Photography Tutorial - Canon G11, G12
By Stanley Bysshe, December 5, 2010
Underwater Photography Tutorial - Canon G11, G12
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Teleconverters
By Scott Gietler, November 11, 2010
Teleconverters for your Underwater Photography Using teleconverters for macro and supermacro ...
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Shooter's Toolbox: Balanced Light
By Todd Winner, September 7, 2010
Balanced Light Underwater Photography Shooter's Toolbox Volume 3 Text and Photos by T...
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Underwater Snoots
By Scott Gietler, August 18, 2010
Another way to approach your underwater photography
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Stories from a Underwater photo workshop
By Paul Colley, July 23, 2010
Taking Dedicated Underwater Photography Workshop with Alex Mustard and Martin Edge
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Slow Shutter Speeds in Underwater Photography
By Stanley Bysshe, June 28, 2010
Slow Shutter Underwater Techniques Slow Shutter Speeds in Underwater Photography By ...
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Batteries and Chargers
By Bill Van Antwerp, June 19, 2010
Batteries, Chargers and Testing for Underwater Photographers The importance of choosing the r...
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Wide-Angle Strobe Exposures
By Todd Winner, June 15, 2010
Shooter's Toolbox Vol. 2
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Strobe Positioning
By Scott Gietler, March 2, 2009
Strobe positions for macro & wide-angle underwater photography
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Underwater Photography Tips
By Scott Gietler, February 26, 2009
Underwater Photography tips for Beginner and Advanced Photographers. Also visit our underwater video tips.
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Underwater Strobes
By Scott Gietler, February 26, 2009
Features & comparison of strobes for compact & dSLR underwater cameras
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