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.

Top tips for working with a model underwater
By Robert Bailey, May 25, 2020
Tips for working with a model underwater
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Best Underwater Housing Brands
By Robert Bailey, May 19, 2020
A review of the best underwater camera housings for the underwater photographer.
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Best Photoshop Tips for Underwater Photography
By Jenna Szerlag, May 14, 2020
A 5 step post process workflow for Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe Lightroom vs Photoshop for Underwater
By Jenna Szerlag, May 14, 2020
A quick comparison of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for post-processing underwater photos.
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Best Underwater Video Lights
By Robert Bailey, May 10, 2020
The ten best video lights for underwater videographers in 2020
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May, 2020: A Month of AWESOME Content!
By UWPG Editors, May 5, 2020
This month we are ramping up our content production to bring our readers the finest selection of gear picks, tutorials, interviews, post processing workshops around!
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Top Stay-at-Home Tutorials for Underwater
By Nirupam Nigam, May 5, 2020
Our favorite underwater photography tutorials.
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Mastering the Art of Split Level Photography
By Mark Hatter, May 5, 2020
Guide to perfecting taking over-under shots from a world-renowned underwater photographer
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Striped Marlin and Baitballs in Mexico - An
By Franco Banfi, April 27, 2020
An interview about exciting striped marlin baitball encounters with renowned underwater photographer Franco Banfi.
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The Best Focus Lights
By Robert Bailey, April 27, 2020
An overview of focus lights for underwater photography.
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Best Ways to Protect the Ocean
By Robert Bailey, April 23, 2020
You can help to protect our oceans and the future of life on our blue planet.
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Ultimate Guide to Photographing Sea Lions Up Close
By Bryan Chu, April 13, 2020
Everything you need to know to get sharp, in-focus photos of sea lions when they are moving really fast and coming really close!
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Best GoPro Hero 7 and 8 Underwater Settings
By Jenna Szerlag, April 1, 2020
A guide to GoPro's best settings for underwater video, time lapse and time warp
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Best Underwater Video Cameras
By Robert Bailey, March 31, 2020
The Ten Best Cameras for the Underwater Videographer
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Nudibranch Encounters Pygmy Squid: Story Behind
By Brandon Hannan, March 25, 2020
On a routine night dive in Okinawa, underwater photographer Brandon Hannan came across an extraordinary macro scene!
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Top Ten Underwater Cameras
By Robert Bailey, March 23, 2020
A list of the top ten best cameras for underwater photography
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How to convert images to black & white
By Robert Bailey, March 18, 2020
Converting images to black & white using Lightroom, Photoshop, and Silver Efex Pro 2
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Best UK Diving
By Robert Bailey, March 16, 2020
Best United Kingdom Dive Destination for Underwater Photography
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Full Frame vs Cropped Sensors
By Robert Bailey, March 6, 2020
The Advantages and Drawbacks of Full Frame vs Cropped Sensors
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Beginner's Guide to GoPro for Underwater Video
By UWPG Staff, January 31, 2020
2020 Updated: Settings, Filters, Lights, Shooting Tips, Editing & more
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How to Create a Fractal Image in Photoshop
By Paco Sedano, January 30, 2020
The story behind the Ocean Art 2019 Underwater Art category winner
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2019 Ocean Art Contest Winners
By UWPG News, January 12, 2020
Winning Images from the prestigious 8th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
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Ocean Art Photo Competition 2019 Judges Comments
By Ocean Art Judges, January 11, 2020
The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition is one of the most prestigious underwater photo contests ...
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Baja Underwater: Where Desert Sun Meets Blue Sea
By Nirupam Nigam, January 4, 2020
Sea lions, whale sharks, and mobula rays during our underwater photo workshop to La Paz in heart of Baja California
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When Auto is Better than Manual - S and A Modes
By Bryan Chu, December 26, 2019
Manual is usually the best mode for underwater photography. However, there are certain situations where using semi automatic modes works better. This articles breaks down when to use them and which one is best.
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The Easiest Underwater Fluorescence Photography
By Nirupam Nigam, December 15, 2019
The Olympus TG-6 and Ikelite fluorescence kit is the easiest way to get started taking underwater fluorescence photographs
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Snoot Mounting for Easy Macro Photography
By Ze'ev Kirshenboim, December 13, 2019
The Wolf* Snoot Mounting Method Eliminates Most Technical Difficulties
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Olympus TG-6 Wide Angle Photography: FCON-T02
By Nirupam Nigam, November 30, 2019
The Olympus FCON-T02 Fisheye Lens and Ikelite housing is the perfect wide angle underwater combination for the Olympus TG-6 compact camera!
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Diving Cabilao, Bohol: A Wall Diving Underwater
By Bryan Chu, November 9, 2019
Exploring a quiet, off-the-beaten-track Philippines dive destination, with beautiful wide angle scenery and some nice macro
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Diving on the Socorro Vortex
By Nirupam Nigam, November 4, 2019
Our adventure on the Socorro Vortex was awash with good people, good food, ample amounts of adventure, and great white sharks
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Macro Lenses For Underwater Photography
By Jenna Szerlag, October 15, 2019
A guide to macro lenses and close up wet lenses available for underwater photography
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Lightroom CC vs Lightroom Classic
By Bryan Chu, October 10, 2019
An in-depth comparison of Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic for editing underwater photos
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Diving Malapascua – Beyond the Thresher Sharks
By Bryan Chu, September 25, 2019
A photographer’s guide to the best macro and wide angle shooting in Malapascua, beyond the world-famous thresher sharks
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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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