Underwater Photography Articles & Tutorials

Stories Behind the Shot

Go behind the lens of some incredible underwater photos, including viral photos / videos and prestigious contests winners, with shooting tips, camera settings and more.

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: "Manta Madness"
By Tobias Friedrich, March 5, 2012
The story of how I got the shot that won the 2011 Ocean Art Contest
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Story Behind the Shot: Bettina Balnis
By Bettina Balnis, July 29, 2011
Bettina explains how she achieved this winning shot of two skeleton shrimp for the 2010 Ocean Art Photo Competition.
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Story of the Shot: Douglas Hoffman
By Michael Zeigler, June 15, 2011
Award-winning underwater photographer Douglas Hoffman shares his approach to capturing shark images.
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Story Behind the Shot: Diving the Shallow Waters
By Tony Cherbas, February 10, 2011
First place winner in the "Novice" category of our Ocean Art Contest, Tony Cherbas describes how he got his winning shot "Narcissus"
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Story of the Shot: Keri Wilk
By Keri Wilk, January 9, 2011
Keri shares his experience capturing this amazing image.
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Story of the Shot: Todd Winner
By Todd Winner, November 30, 2010
Todd describes how he captured this octopus and sunburst
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Story of the Shot: Guadalupe Island
By Todd Winner, October 23, 2010
Story of the Shot: Todd Winner Baitball & Sea Lion at Guadalupe island By Todd Winner...
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How to Get the Shot: Oil Rigs
By Scott Gietler and Todd Winner, May 24, 2010
Story of the Shot: Oil Rigs How to approach oil rigs when shooting wide-angle By Todd Winner...
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