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.

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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Anilao in Photos - A Must-Visit Destination
By Scott Gietler & Brent Durand, May 21, 2014
Critters, Rare Sightings and Great Photos from the 4th Annual Bluewater Photo Workshop
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Interview with Rene Umberger - Scuba Diver who was
By Scott Gietler, May 20, 2014
Rene explains why she may have been attacked underwater by another diver
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Experimenting with Color Strobe Gels
By Brent Durand, May 19, 2014
New Technique: Create Vibrant Color with Strobe Gels
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