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 Z7, Z7II, Z6, Z6II Underwater Settings
By Nirupam Nigam, August 13, 2021
These are the best underwater settings for shooting your Nikon Z camera underwater
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Understanding Underwater Video Lights
By Nirupam Nigam, July 27, 2021
Lumens, Lux, Beam Angle, CRI - What does it all mean?
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SeaLife Launches New Android App for Popular
By , July 23, 2021
Our smartphones have been our go-to camera in our everyday lives and since everyone has a smartphone...
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Fish Photography
By Nirupam Nigam, July 15, 2021
The Trick to Finding and Approaching Fish
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Harlequin Shrimp
By Jenna Szerlag and Mark Strickland, June 10, 2021
Photographing Harlequin Shrimp in Indo-Pacific and Hawaii
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Top 11 Tips for Cenote Photography
By Luke Coley, May 24, 2021
Top tips from a Pro Cenote Photographer
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Discovering Shetland, Scotland
By Robert Bailey, May 6, 2021
Exploring incredible wrecks and northern wildlife
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Wide Angle Macro Photography
By Nirupam Nigam, April 21, 2021
The Ultimate Oxymoron of Underwater Photography
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Nauticam & Isotta Housings Are Compatible with
By UWPG News, April 5, 2021
Nauticam & Isotta Housings are Now Compatible with Ikelite TTL Converters and Hotshoes
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External Underwater Video Monitors & Recorders
By Nirupam Nigam, April 3, 2021
These are the hidden benefits of using an external monitor/recorder for underwater video
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How to Fire Your Underwater Strobes
By Nirupam Nigam, March 17, 2021
A discussion on strobe trigger methods from TTL to Flash Triggers to Sync Cords to Fiber Optic Cables
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2020 Ocean Art Contest Winners
By UWPG News, January 13, 2021
Winning Images from the 9th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
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Ocean Art Photo Competition 2020 Judges Comments
By Ocean Art Judges, January 12, 2021
The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition is one of the most prestigious underwater photo contests ...
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The Hidden Bokeh Benefit of Snoot Photography
By Nirupam Nigam, December 22, 2020
Snoot photography is about more than just black backgrounds
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Sony A7S III Underwater Settings
By Nirupam Nigam, December 21, 2020
The Top Underwater Settings for the Sony A7S III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
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Selling Your Photos: Art Shows and Printing
By Christine Labaza, December 19, 2020
Everything you need to know about being accepted to and displaying your artwork at an art show, including a beginner’s guide to printing and creating your own photography merchandise
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Why Smartphones Could be the Future of Underwater
By UWPG Staff, December 10, 2020
People have been talking about smartphones taking over the camera market for years. But will they ac...
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Best Underwater Photo & Video Gear in 2020 & 2021
By Nirupam Nigam, November 25, 2020
Best Underwater Gear from Sea & Sea, Kraken Sports, Light & Motion, and SeaLife
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Best 2020 Holiday Underwater Photo & Video Deals
By UWPG Staff, November 25, 2020
These Deals from Bluewater Photo are the Best in 2020!
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Shooting with the Sea & Sea YS-D3 Strobe in the
By Nirupam Nigam, October 28, 2020
The Sea and Sea YS-D3 Lightning strobe produced beautiful wide angle and macro photos during our recent photoworkshop in the Sea of Cortez
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Satellite Tagging – The SHARC Tag Program
By Robert Bailey, October 6, 2020
Peter de Maagt talks about satellite tag development for marine animals. Challenges, deployment, and the future ...
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Canon EOS R5 Underwater Overheating Test
By Nirupam Nigam, September 19, 2020
We tested how long it took for the Canon EOS R5 to reach its recording limits underwater
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Canon EOS R5 Underwater Settings
By Nirupam Nigam, September 19, 2020
The best settings for shooting photo and video with the Canon EOS R5
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Blue Whales in Sri Lanka with Theresa Guise and
By Robert Bailey, September 15, 2020
Interview with Theresa Guise and Peter de Maagt on photographing blue whales in Sri Lanka
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Ocean Art Safe Under The Sea Winners
By , August 24, 2020
Winning Images from a special Ocean Art "Safe Under the Sea" Underwater Photo Contest
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Photographing Pygmy Seahorses
By Mark B. Hatter, July 27, 2020
Tips on shooting Pygmy Seahorse
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1st Place Compact Wide Angle Ocean Art Safe Under
By , July 6, 2020
1st Place Compact Wide Angle Ocean Art Safe Under The SeaYannick Bruynoghe"Welcome to Tubbataha"&nbs...
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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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