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.

How to Shoot Wave Photos with your GoPro
By Brent Durand, September 2, 2015
Essential tips, advice and best accessories for capturing wave photos and videos with your GoPro camera
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Encounter with an Oceanic Whitetip Shark
By Jeff Milisen, August 31, 2015
What do you do when approached by an unpredictable shark in the open ocean?
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How to Find Nudibranchs
By Linda Ianniello, August 24, 2015
Tips, tricks and advice for finding and photographing nudibranchs underwater
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Photo Tips for Adventure Diving and Expeditions
By Brent Durand, August 18, 2015
Essential tips for bringing home great shots when you have no resort or liveaboard home base
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3 Tips for Underwater Macro Video
By Sascha Janson, August 12, 2015
Bring your macro video to the next level with these simple tips
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Secret Dances in the Sand Flats
By Vijay Raman, August 10, 2015
Explore the sand flats of the Sea of Cortez and the fish who call it home in this unique photo essay
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Singapore’s First Marine Park
By Victor Tang, August 3, 2015
The story and photos behind the birth of the new Sisters' Islands Marine Park
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Top Tips for Super Macro Photography
By Scott Gietler, July 29, 2015
Make dramatic improvements in your underwater supermacro photos
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3 Tips to Capture Manta Ray Action
By Rodney Bursiel, July 27, 2015
How to capture dramatic photos of manta rays in shallow water
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Optimizing Your Lightroom Workflow
By Brent Durand, July 14, 2015
Timesaving tips to process your images, including import settings, presets and findability
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The Hammerheads of Bimini
By Shane Gross, July 7, 2015
What Photographers Need to Know about Diving Bimini's Hammerhead Headquarters
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Creating Simple and Strong Compositions
By Ken Kiefer, June 22, 2015
A tutorial on how to compose your images for the most visual impact
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Using Dehaze in new Adobe Lightroom CC
By Brent Durand, June 18, 2015
Lightroom's new dehaze feature could mean big things for underwater photography - let's check it out
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Tips for Interacting with Dolphins and Whales
By Jeffrey Milisen, June 2, 2015
How to appoach mammals, their behaviors, trust and advice for capturing incredible photos
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Coiba: Fish Photography at Surprise Island
By Mikhail Kisin, May 27, 2015
Why this Big Fish Hotspot Needs to be on Your Trip List
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Anilao Workshop Photo Essay
By Brent Durand (text), Various (photos), May 26, 2015
Guest Photos, Workshop Report, Critters of the Season and More
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When to Use GoPro Filters Underwater
By Brent Durand, May 21, 2015
Video Demo and Guide to Using GoPro Filters and Underwater Lights
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The Cage Diving Experience and Photo Tips
By George Probst, May 18, 2015
Capturing the Great White Shark at Isla de Guadalupe
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Macro Wide Open
By Mike Bartick, May 1, 2015
A Macro Photo Tutorial on Shallow Depth of Field
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Jurassic Park Meets The Beach
By Matt Krumins, April 28, 2015
A Tale of Dive and Tropic Adventure at Taveuni Island, Fiji
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Underwater Photographer's Guide to Raja Ampat
By Brent Durand, April 20, 2015
5 Things You Need to Know Before Diving Raja Ampat, Indonesia
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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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