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.

Getting To Know Your Camera's Image Quality
By Jenna Szerlag, September 13, 2019
A guide to in-camera compression and its affects on image quality and storage
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How To Charge Your Sola Dive Light
By Jenna Szerlag, September 9, 2019
A quick guide to charging Light & Motion Sola Dive Lights with care and maintenance tips.
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Black Backgrounds and Strobe Techniques
By Bryan Chu, September 7, 2019
Inward-facing strobe positioning is a technique which allows you to take many more black background macro shots than you could just using standard forward-facing strobes. It is simple in theory but surprisingly difficult to master underwater.
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Diving Tulamben, Bali: Macro, Wide and Wreck!
By Bryan Chu, August 28, 2019
Tulamben, Bali - a fantastic dive destination for all types of underwater photography!
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Diving Komodo, Indonesia
By Bryan Chu, August 28, 2019
Komodo is a world-class dive destination, with amazingly healthy reefs bursting with colors, and huge schools of fish. However, unlike some of its peers, it can be dived on a budget!
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Editing Video With GoPro Quik
By Jenna Szerlag, August 24, 2019
GoPro Quik Is A Simple, Free App To View, Edit, and Share Your Footage
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Olympus TG-5 and TG-6 Underwater Settings
By Nirupam Nigam, August 17, 2019
Best underwater settings for the Olympus TG-5 and TG-6
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Color Space, Color Profiles, and Color Management
By Jenna Szerlag, August 12, 2019
How Color Space and Color Profiles Impact Underwater Photography
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Underwater Photography Technique: Envision Your
By Jenna Szerlag, August 8, 2019
How having a simple plan before the dive can help improve your underwater photography
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How to Remove Backscatter Quickly & Easily with
By Bryan Chu, August 7, 2019
A step by step guide/tutorial to using Photoshop to remove large amounts of backscatter quickly and efficiently
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Green Sea Turtles
By Jenna Szerlag, August 2, 2019
Green Sea Turtles: Getting to know the world's largest sea turtles
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Swimming with Crocodiles in Banco Chinchorro
By Christina Barringer, July 22, 2019
A thrilling, adrenaline-packed experience swimming with and photographing wild crocodiles in Banco Chinchorro, Mexico
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Diving Nusa Penida, Bali
By Bryan Chu, July 16, 2019
Nusa Penida and Lembongan are world-class diving destinations with phenomenal encounters with mantas, turtles, and octopus, as well as beautiful drift dives along pristine reefs, and mola mola during mola season.
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An Unforgettable Octopus Encounter
By Bryan Chu, July 16, 2019
An Octopus displays its wide range of camouflage techniques in his garden under the sea...
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Plastic Pollution: What You Can Do to Save Our
By Nirupam Nigam, July 9, 2019
When it comes to the marine plastic pollution crisis, all hope is not lost! There are things you can do now...
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GoPro Macro Underwater Video: A Beginner's Guide
By Lisa Cristall, June 27, 2019
The GoPro takes amazing underwater macro video! Tips and tricks for capturing small critters with just a GoPro, some lights, a macro lens, and some patience...
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Sony a6400 Underwater Video
By Nirupam Nigam, June 19, 2019
Sony a6400 4K underwater video featuring marine life of the Pacific Northwest
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Preparing Photos For Print
By Jenna Szerlag, June 18, 2019
A quick but detailed guide on preparing your underwater photos for printing
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Removing Backscatter with Photoshop’s Content
By Jenna Szerlag, June 18, 2019
A step by step guide to removing backscatter from your photos without compromising photo quality
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Vortex: The Full Ride
By Ana Paula Álvarez , May 15, 2019
The first stories and photos from the Socorro Vortex
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ProRes RAW Now Possible with Nikon Z6/Z7
By Nirupam Nigam, May 8, 2019
Nikon Opens the Doors to ProRes RAW Video Recording in a Partnership with Atomos and the Nikon Z6 and Z7
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Beginner's Guide to GoPro for Underwater Video
By UWPG Staff, May 6, 2019
2019 Updated: Settings, Filters, Lights, Shooting Tips, Editing & more
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Cephalopods of Okinawa, Japan
By Brandon Hannan, May 1, 2019
Okinawa, Japan has lots of great critters to photograph - especially Cephalopods.
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Coral Reefs Now More Resistant to Ocean Warming
By Reef Check, April 17, 2019
20 years of Reef Check data finds that corals now can withstand higher temperatures before bleaching than they could a decade ago.
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Making Underwater Photography Simple with the TG-5
By Sibylle Gerlinger, April 4, 2019
Lessons learned and great macro shooting using the compact but very capable Olympus TG-5.
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Socorro 2019 Trip Recap
By Scott Gietler, April 2, 2019
Recounting an Epic Socorro Photo & Video trip in March of 2019
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Lightroom Tutorial: Time-Saving Tips for Managing
By Bryan Chu, March 31, 2019
Time-saving tips for the time-consuming part of an underwater photographer's post-processing workflow.
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Duncan Murrell: The Story of a Whaleman and his
By Nirupam Nigam, March 29, 2019
Renowned conservation photographer, Duncan Murrell, reflects on a life time of chasing whales, whale sharks, and the heart of conservation issues
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Top Underwater Cameras for Kids
By Nirupam Nigam, March 23, 2019
The top underwater photography and video gear for kids and young photographers
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A Memorable Courting Ray Ballet
By Duncan Murrell, March 15, 2019
Conservation Photographer, Duncan Murrell, tells the story behind a photo seen around the world....
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Wolf Eels: A Face Only a Mother Could Love
By Nirupam Nigam, March 8, 2019
Photographing one of the world's ugliest and most charismatic fish
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Beyond the Resorts: Diving in the Dominican
By Nirupam Nigam, March 6, 2019
Often overlooked as a dive destination, the Dominican Republic is more than an all-inclusive resort getaway
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La Paz Through a Mollusk Photographer's Lens
By Charles E. Rawlings, March 5, 2019
La Paz, a classic big-animal destination, through the lens of a mollusk photographer
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Pushing the Limits of Macro with a Compact Camera
By Kathrin Landgraf-Kluge, March 2, 2019
An underwater photographer takes macro with a compact camera to the limits
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Top Ten Tips for Nice Underwater Bokeh
By Nirupam Nigam, February 18, 2019
Every wondered how to get a nice bokeh (blur) in your underwater photos? Here are our top ten tips....
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Lightroom Tutorial: Custom White Balance
By Bryan Chu, January 31, 2019
Using lightroom's custom white balance function to make your photos pop
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Dancing with (Sea) Dragons in South Australia
By Bryan Chu, January 28, 2019
Diving Rapid Bay, South Australia, in search of the perfect leafy sea dragon shot.
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Ocean Art Photo Competition 2018 Judges Comments
By Ocean Art Judges, January 22, 2019
The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition is one of the most prestigious underwater photo contests ...
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Beautiful Underwater Photos from Anilao
By UWPG News, January 18, 2019
Wild and wonderful macro critters from Anilao, Philippines during December, 2018's workshop
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2018 Ocean Art Contest Winners
By UWPG News, January 14, 2019
Winning Images from the prestigious 7th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
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