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.

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 UWPG Editors, 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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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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