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.

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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Best Lenses for Underwater Photography
By Scott Gietler, February 26, 2009
A Comprehensive Review
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Enhancing your Images with Photoshop
By Brent Durand, February 3, 2016
Step-by-step tutorial on using Adobe Photoshop to add interesting elements to your underwater photos during post-processing
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Color Filters vs. Post-Processing
By Brent Durand, December 7, 2015
We explore the pros and cons of using colored filters underwater vs. post-processing
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One-Click Editing with Vivid-Pix
By Brent Durand, November 17, 2015
We test the editing capabilities of Vivid-Pix with .jpg images from La Paz
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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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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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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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How to Choose a Memory Card
By Brent Durand, January 27, 2014
Understanding Performance vs. Cost and What it Means to You
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Creating Videos with GoPro Studio 2.0
By Brent Durand, December 3, 2013
Create a Video in 5 Minutes – Seriously…
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5 Easy Steps To Process Your Underwater Photos
By Michael Zeigler, May 13, 2013
Enhance your "keepers" and be able to find them later!
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Removing Backscatter in Photoshop
By Todd Winner, February 18, 2012
Great tips on how to improve your final underwater images
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How to Register Your Images
By Bonnie Pelnar, September 24, 2011
Bonnie shares important information about how to protect your images by registering them with the Copyright Office.
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Why You Should Register Your Images
By Bonnie Pelnar, September 6, 2011
In this third installment on Copyright, Bonnie explains why you should register your images with the Copyright Office.
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Lessons on Copyright
By Bonnie Pelnar, July 21, 2011
Bonnie Pelnar shares important information about copyright, and what it means to you. This is the first part in a series.
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Copyright, Trademark and Patent – The Difference
By Bonnie Pelnar, June 17, 2011
Bonnie Pelnar explains the difference between Copyright, Trademark and Patent in part 2 of a series
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Lightroom 3 Adjustment Brush
By Todd Winner, April 1, 2011
Shooters Toolbox: Lightroom 3 Utilizing the adjustment brush Text and Photos by Todd Winner ...
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Lightroom Overview - Who and Why you should use
By Todd Winner, December 10, 2010
Who and why you should use Lightroom
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Lightroom Lens Correction
By Todd Winner, July 23, 2010
Todd shares how to utilize Lightrooms's lens correction feature
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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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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 the Oil Rigs: An Interview with Milton Love
By Brent Durand, March 23, 2013
Dr. Love Shares his Experiences Diving Oil Rigs in Manned Submersibles
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Featured Artist: Steve Rosenberg
By Steve Rosenberg, January 26, 2012
Seasoned professional underwater photographer, Steven Rosenberg, shares his knowledge, and the success of ReefID.org.
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Featured Artist: Joshua Lambus
By Scott Gietler, September 7, 2011
Scott interviews this month's featured artist to gain insight into his success as an underwater photographer.
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Featured Artist: Brandi E. Irwin Ultraviolet light
By Brandi Irwin, August 12, 2011
Brandi Irwin gives us a peek into her world of underwater fluorescence photography.
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Featured Artist: Cynthia Hankins
By Cynthia Hankins, June 30, 2011
Underwater photo artist Cynthia Hankins tells how she started selling her photos as a business.
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Dispatch from Reunion Island
By Gaby Barathieu, March 14, 2016
See what animals and critters have made great photo subjects for 2016 so far at Reunion Island deep in the Indian Ocean
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Dispatch from Anilao
By Mike Bartick, March 2, 2016
An inside look at new photos and trendy critters from Anilao resident and pro photographer Mike Bartick, including insight into capturing each image
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Epic Photo Destinations: Solomon Islands
By Jo O'Shea and Ron Watkins, text by Brent D, January 27, 2016
The 3rd photo essay in our series of 5 epic destinations for underwater photography
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Epic Photo Destinations: French Polynesia
By Brent Durand (text), Photos by Various, November 30, 2015
The second photo essay in our series of 5 epic destinations for underwater photography
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Epic Photo Destinations: Raja Ampat
By Brent Durand, October 21, 2015
The first photo essay in a series of 5 epic destinations for underwater photography
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Underwater Photo Journey Through La Paz
By Brent Durand, September 29, 2015
A photo essay and recap from our small group photo trip to La Paz
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10 Dive Sites you Must See in the Solomon Islands
By Joanna O'Shea, September 16, 2015
Wide-angle, macro, wrecks and the most beautiful diving in the Solomons
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The Wild Side of the Channel Islands
By Brent Durand, September 9, 2015
Photo Essay from 3 days of diving California’s northern Channel Islands
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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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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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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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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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