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.

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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Nikon D7100 Underwater Photos from Komodo & Alor
By Dan Kurz, November 19, 2014
Incredible macro photo essay with the Nikkor 60mm, 105mm and a Snoot
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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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Top 10 Macro Photography Destinations
By Brent Durand, November 13, 2014
New Survey: Top 10 Underwater Macro Photography Destinations, conducted by UWMP
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Caribbean Creature Feature: Hamlets
By Jonathan Lavan, November 11, 2014
Facts, Biology & Behavior of these Little Hunters of the Caribbean Reef
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Underwater Settings for Sony RX100 II & III & IV
By Brent Durand, November 4, 2014
Best Settings for Macro and Wide-Angle Underwater Photo and Video
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Critters in Ambon Photo Essay
By Mike Bartick, November 4, 2014
Photos and Insight into World-Class Macro Photography in Ambon, Indonesia
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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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Free Frogfishes Book: Interview with Teresa Zubi
By Mike Bartick, October 21, 2014
Mike Bartick interviews Teresa Zubi on her new FREE photo-filled book on Frogfishes
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Diving Reunion Island
By Gaby Barathieu, October 20, 2014
You've been Missing out on Humpbacks, Dolphins, Wrecks and Incredible Macro!
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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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Putting Kosrae on the Map
By Jeff Milisen, September 30, 2014
World-Class Diving Away from the Crowds
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The Two Faces of Dumaguete
By Jeff Milisen, September 22, 2014
Wide-Angle & Macro in the Center of the Coral Triangle
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It is time to save some sharks
By Scott Gietler, September 17, 2014
Want to know how you can make a difference? There is finally a way
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Jupiter by Surprise
By Mike Bartick, September 16, 2014
Groupers and Critters and Sharks, Oh My!
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Oceanic Whitetip Sharks; Predators on the Reef!
By Jonathan Lavan, September 4, 2014
Caribbean Creature Feature for Novice & Experienced Shark Divers
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Rolling in the Deep: Komodo Wide-Angle
By Dustin Adamson, August 25, 2014
Video & Behind the Scenes Commentary for Rolling in the Deep - Wide-Angle
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Rolling in the Deep: Komodo Macro
By Dustin Adamson, August 25, 2014
Video & Behind the Scenes Commentary for Rolling in the Deep - Macro
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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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Diving with Devils - Ultimate Guide to Manta Rays
By Jeff Milisen, August 14, 2014
Your Guide to Finding, Photographing and the Biology of Mantas
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Don't Melt Your Lens - Literally
By UWPG, August 11, 2014
From the Field: Photos of a Melted Lens & How to Avoid Frying Yours
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Story Behind the Shot: "Shout"
By Allen Walker, August 6, 2014
How do you Capture a Dynamic & Exciting Shark Photo?
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Secret Macro Subjects of the Sea of Cortez
By Mike Bartick, August 4, 2014
Known for Big Animal Action, the Sea of Cortez is home to a Wealth of Macro Photography Subjects
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Wall of Sharks, Thousands of Groupers & More in
By Scott Gietler, July 28, 2014
A Photo Essay from Bluewater Photo's Fakarava & Rangiroa Workshop
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Lightroom for the Rest of Us
By Scott Gietler, July 24, 2014
Scott's Easy Steps for Getting Photos Edited and Out There
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Inside Look at Hawaii's Best Dives
By Jeff Milisen, July 24, 2014
5 Dive Sites you Must Visit in Hawaii
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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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The Spider Crabs of Rye Pier
By Matt Krumins, July 15, 2014
Mysterious Aggregation of Huge Crabs and Unique Photo Opportunities
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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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Advance your Skills with Underwater Photography
By Ron Watkins, June 30, 2014
Tips to Get the Most out of your Next Underwater Photography Workshop
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Caribbean Creature Feature: The Secretary Blenny
By Jonathan Lavan, June 25, 2014
Get the Big Picture by Slowing Down and Seeing the Small Stuff
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2014 Ocean Art Photo Competition
By Scott Gietler, June 23, 2014
Announcing the 2014 Ocean Art Photo Competition, brought to you by the Underwater Photography Guide.
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Malpelo in Photos - Sharks & Big Fish Galore
By Carolyn Wang, June 23, 2014
One of the Coolest Dive Destinations You Never Hear About
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Mating Blue-Ringed Octopus: Story Behind the Shot
By Brent Durand, June 19, 2014
Capturing a Fleeting Cephalopod Encounter
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10 Epic Shark Dive Destinations
By Brent Durand (text), Various (photos), June 15, 2014
Get Your Blood Pumping with these Incredible Shark Dives
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Bryde's Whale: Story Behind the Shot
By Francis Pérez, June 2, 2014
Incredible Photo Series of Bryde's Whale Engulfing a Bait Ball in the Canary Islands
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Dive Ancient Ruins of Lion City in Qiandao Lake
By Carolyn Wang, May 27, 2014
Explore 1,400 year-old ruins, submerged for over 50 years in Eastern China
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