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.

Interview with Rene Umberger - Scuba Diver who was
By Scott Gietler, May 20, 2014
Rene explains why she may have been attacked underwater by another diver
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Experimenting with Color Strobe Gels
By Brent Durand, May 19, 2014
New Technique: Create Vibrant Color with Strobe Gels
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Pelagic Fish Photography
By Craig Dietrich, May 10, 2014
Tips to Capture Incredible Schooling Fish Photos
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A Photographer's Guide to Muck Diving
By Mike Bartick, April 21, 2014
The Essentials of Muck Dive Photography
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Shooting with a Single Strobe
By Brent Durand, April 15, 2014
Tips for Strobe Positioning, Power Settings and General Shooting
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Shooting Underwater Panoramas
By Rico Besserdich, April 9, 2014
Advanced Technique: Capture Wide Underwater Vistas
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Tips for Dive Model Photography
By Christina & Eusebio Saenz de Santamaria, March 31, 2014
Photographing an Underwater Dive Model Made Easy
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5 Reasons to go Mirrorless
By Matt Krumins, March 26, 2014
Is a Mirrorless Camera Right for You?
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Tips for Artistic Macro Shooting
By Rico Besserdich, March 10, 2014
Thinking Outside the Box to Capture Stunning Macro Detail
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Diving into History: The Flooded Farms
By Christian Skauge, March 4, 2014
Exploring a Flooded Valley, Farmhouse Ruins and an Underwater Forest in Norway
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Tips to Capture Vibrant Manta Ray Photos
By Craig Dietrich, February 27, 2014
Underwater Photo Techniques for Giant Pacific Manta Rays
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Diving Cozumel: A Photo Essay
By Brent Durand, February 20, 2014
Exploring Fabled Reefs & Visiting Resorts on Assignment for Bluewater Travel
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Top 5 Shooting Tips for Underwater Snoots
By Matt Krumins, February 13, 2014
Creating Artistic Photos with Narrow Beams of Light
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Shooting Fast Action Underwater
By Todd Winner, January 29, 2014
Tips for Capturing the Moment of Peak Action
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How to Choose a Memory Card
By Brent Durand, January 27, 2014
Understanding Performance vs. Cost and What it Means to You
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Shallow Depth of Field Underwater
By Victor Tang, January 23, 2014
Settings, Shooting Tips, Composition, Focusing & More
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Nudibranch Self Defense in Action
By Cesare Naldi, January 20, 2014
Incredible Behavior Sequence of Fringehead Stung by Nudibranch Cerata
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The Packing Guide for Underwater Photographers
By Brent Durand, January 8, 2014
Strategies for Bringing all the Gear you Need and Avoiding Excess Fees
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2014 Ocean Art Contest Winners
By UWPG News, January 6, 2014
Winning Images from the prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
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Stunning Super Macro with Diopters
By Victor Tang, January 5, 2014
Stacking Diopters: A Guide for Compact and DSLR Cameras
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A Nudibranch Safari in Norway
By Christian Skauge, December 26, 2013
Skinny Dipping with Nudi Beauties in Gulen - Photos, Camera Settings & more
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Essential Drift Diving Photo Tips
By Brent Durand, December 19, 2013
Maximize Photo Opportunities and Capture Great Shots on your Next Dive
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Ocean Art Photo Competition 2013 judges comments
By Scott Gietler, December 18, 2013
Ocean Art judges comment on the competition
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2013 Ocean Art Contest Winners
By Brent Durand, December 16, 2013
Winning Images from the prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest
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Creating Videos with GoPro Studio 2.0
By Brent Durand, December 3, 2013
Create a Video in 5 Minutes – Seriously…
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Fascinating Fluoro Photography
By Mike Bartick, November 22, 2013
Amazing Photos & the Essentials for Great Fluoro Diving
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Diving into Egyptian History: Cleopatra's Palace
By Wessam Atif, November 20, 2013
The Rediscovery of Cleopatra’s Sunken Palace & Diving it Today
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The Secrets of Shooting Amazing Patterns
By Christian Skauge, November 18, 2013
Few things are more intriguing than some of the out-of-this-world patterns one encounters under the water. Here are some tips to capture mesmerizing underwater graphics.
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Swimming with the Manatees in Crystal River
By Scott Gietler, November 12, 2013
Nursing Calves, Intimate Portraits, Reflections and Crystal Clear Water!
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The Ultimate Guide to Shooting Wrecks
By Todd Winner, October 29, 2013
Tips and Tricks to Bring your Wreck Photos to the Next Level
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Inside Look: Training Sharks to Eat Lionfish
By Antonio Busiello, October 17, 2013
Controlling Invasive Lionfish in the Caribbean - A New Meal for Sharks?
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Easy Ways to Eliminate Backscatter in your Photos
By Brent Durand, October 10, 2013
The Secret to Backscatter-Free Photos
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The Squid Eye: Story Behind the Shot
By Els Van Den Borre, October 2, 2013
It takes more than luck to shoot macro detail on a large subject
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5 Best Underwater Video Editing Tips
By Anastasia Laity, September 24, 2013
Use these tips to turn your home movies into professional-quality underwater videos!
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California Squid Run: A Photo Essay
By Brent Durand, September 23, 2013
Walls of White Squid, Dashing to Attach to Mates and Massive Eggs Baskets in Southern California
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10 Tips for Shooting Underwater Video
By Anastasia Laity, September 19, 2013
Tips you Need to Know when Shooting and Editing Video
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Get Involved: Protecting Our Ocean
By Jonathan Lavan, September 19, 2013
Easy Ways You Can Help Protect the Oceans, the Planet and its Creatures Without Breaking A Sweat
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The Bali Muck Diving Experience
By Patricia Gunderson, September 18, 2013
Macro Heaven with Unqiue Critters that should be on Every Underwater Photographer's List
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Socorro Workshop Photos & Report
By Todd Winner, September 10, 2013
Incredible Photos: Sharks, Dolphins, Whales and Mantas!
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5 Photos you Need in your Portfolio
By Christian Skauge, September 9, 2013
Essential Tips for Building you Underwater Photo Portfolio
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