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.

Alor: Indonesia's Secret Gem
By Victor Tang, September 2, 2013
Epic Diving for Adventure Seekers
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10 Amazing Photos from Friends of the Guide
By Brent Durand, August 21, 2013
Underwater Photos you MUST SEE from Around the World this past Spring
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Inspiring Photos from the Sea of Cortez
By Todd Winner, August 19, 2013
Sea Lions, Whale Sharks, Seahorses & more from UWPG's Sea of Cortez Workshop!
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5 Tips for Awesome Over-Under Shots
By Brent Durand, August 15, 2013
Master Split-Shots with these Easy Techniques
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The Craziest Critters in Lembeh
By Mike Bartick, July 31, 2013
Amazing Behavior Photos you Need to See
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Palau Workshop Report - Epic Diving!
By Todd Winner, July 29, 2013
UWPG's Recent Philippines & Palau Double Workshop was a Great Success - Read Why this Location Rocks
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Ultimate Guide to Sea Turtle Photography
By Jeff Milisen, July 15, 2013
A Hawaii-Centric Guide to Sea Turtles, Where to Find Them, Photo Tips & Behaviors
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The Breakdown on Back Button Focus
By Todd Winner, July 10, 2013
The Secret to Sharp Focus on Fast-Moving Subjects
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10 Underwater Creature Facts You Don't Know
By Jonathan Lavan, July 8, 2013
Fish that Farm, Sharks with Teeth on their Skin and more Amazing Facts!
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Fascinating Creatures of the Pacific Northwest
By Patricia Gunderson, June 27, 2013
Thriving Life, Surprising Behavior and Cold Water Creatures
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Once in a Lifetime Humpback Whale Experience
By Bruce Shafer, June 24, 2013
A Mother Whale Teaches her Newborn the Basics of Being a Whale
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Philippines Diving Hot Spot: Moalboal (pg 2)
By Victor Tang, June 20, 2013
What to Expect while Diving one of the Philippines' first Hot Spots (pg 2)
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Philippines Diving Hot Spot: Moalboal
By Victor Tang, June 20, 2013
Exciting Photos & Best Dive Sites in one of the Philippines' first Hot Spots
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How to Use the Zoom-Effect Underwater
By Lill Haugen, June 12, 2013
Add some Speed and Action to your Images with a Creative Zoom-Effect
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5 Tips for Underwater Photography at Night
By Craig Dietrich, June 5, 2013
Maximize Photo Opportunities on your Next Night Dive
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Ten Amazing Photos from Friends of the Guide
By Brent Durand, May 29, 2013
10 Underwater Photos you MUST SEE from Around the World this past Winter
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A Guide to Mixing Business with (Scuba) Pleasure
By Ron Watkins, May 28, 2013
World Class Wreck, Reef and Muck Diving on a Business Trip
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Photo Journey Through Southeast Sulawesi
By Brent Durand, May 21, 2013
Critters, Reefscapes & Diving on the Pelagian Yacht
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Malpelo: A Must-Visit for Big Fish Photographers
By Mikhail Kisin, May 19, 2013
Dive a Unique Eastern Pacific Island with Hammerheads, Mantas & Pelagics
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5 Easy Steps To Process Your Underwater Photos
By Michael Zeigler, May 13, 2013
Enhance your "keepers" and be able to find them later!
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Diving Cabo San Lucas & Cabo Pulmo
By Brent Durand, May 9, 2013
A Dive Guide to Cabo San Lucas & Cabo Pulmo
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Advanced Strobe Techniques - Backlighting
By Ridlon Kiphart, May 7, 2013
Make your subjects POP using Backlighting
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Story Behind the Shot: Cave Reflection
By Jannik Pedersen, May 2, 2013
Combining Cenote photography, a dive model & reflection into a winning image
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Must-Pack Items for your Underwater Photo Trip
By Scott Gietler, April 30, 2013
Not your regular packing list - these are essentials you may need and others may not have
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5 Critters You Must See in the Indo-Pacific
By Mike Bartick, April 22, 2013
The Most Exciting Subjects for Underwater Photographers in the Indo-Pacific
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Photographing the Wrecks of the St. Lawrence River
By Jo-Ann Wilkins, April 17, 2013
A Photo Essay on Diving & Shooting Freshwater Wrecks (pg 2)
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Photographing the Wrecks of the St. Lawrence River
By Jo-Ann Wilkins, April 17, 2013
A Photo Essay on Diving & Shooting Amazing Freshwater Wrecks in Cold Canadian Waters
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The Sand Dwelling Slugs of California
By Craig Hoover, April 16, 2013
A Nudibranch Adventure Through the Desert Beyond California's Coastline
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Sogod Bay: Dive Paradise off the Beaten Track (pg
By Victor Tang, April 9, 2013
An Underwater Photo Adventure in Southern Layte, Philippines (pg 3)
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Sogod Bay: Dive Paradise off the Beaten Track (pg2
By Victor Tang, April 9, 2013
An Underwater Photo Adventure in Southern Layte, Philippines (pg 2)
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Sogod Bay: Dive Paradise off the Beaten Track
By Victor Tang, April 9, 2013
An Underwater Photo Adventure in Southern Leyte, Philippines,with some surprisingly good photo ops
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Story Behind the Shot: Lion-mane Nudibranch
By Brent Durand, April 9, 2013
An Inside Look at Shooting a Unique Melibe Nudibranch Congregation
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The Best Kept Shark Diving Secret: Cuba
By Goran Butajla, April 3, 2013
Incredible Shark Diving & More in Cuba's Jardines de la Reina
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The Best Kept Shark Diving Secret: Cuba (pg 2)
By Goran Butajla, April 3, 2013
Incredible Shark Diving in Cuba's Jardine de la Reina (pg 2)
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Ten Amazing Photos You Can Take With A Fisheye
By Scott Gietler, March 27, 2013
Inspirational images & techniques for underwater photography with a fisheye lens
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Diving the Oil Rigs: An Interview with Milton Love
By Brent Durand, March 23, 2013
Dr. Love Shares his Experiences Diving Oil Rigs in Manned Submersibles
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Underwater Composition: Fill the Frame
By Scott Gietler, March 20, 2013
Part III in a great series of underwater composition tutorials
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An 8-Arm Camera Thief
By Brent Durand, March 18, 2013
Giant Pacific Octopus Steals Diver's dSLR rig - an UWPG exclusive!
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Sipadan History and Upcoming Underwater Camera Ban
By Travis Ball, March 12, 2013
A brief history of Sipadan Island, the diving permit situation and upcoming underwater camera ban
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Workflow Basics in Adobe Lightroom
By Brent Durand, March 12, 2013
Optimizing Lightroom Workflow for Underwater Photographers
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