Welcome to the Underwater Photography Guide

Your Online Resource for Underwater Photography and Video Tutorials, Tips, Techniques, and Reviews


About the Underwater Photography Guide

Underwater photography is an intricate, beautiful, and slightly daunting artform. As an equipment and skill-heavy sport, learning underwater photography can be an intimidating task. The Underwater Photography Guide was created by experienced and professional underwater photographers to make underwater photography fun, exciting, and accessible to everyone. 

If you are new to underwater photography, then you are in the right place! Check out our beginner’s guide to underwater photography. It has everything you need to get started.

If you are a passionate amateur or seasoned professional, the Underwater Photography Guide is an encyclopedia of information on underwater camera and video equipment, photo and video techniques, dive travel advice and articles, and anything else you could want to know as an underwater photographer! Feel free to peruse the side bar or click on any of the links below for more content:



Our homepage is constantly updated with new articles and content anything underwater photography related!



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.



This section is devoted to sharing the best photo tutorials, techniques and tips for all types of underwater photography. We cover wide-angle, macro, supermacro, behavior, composition, different shooting conditions, shooting with specific gear and much more.


Underwater Settings

One of the most popular questions people ask us is what are the best underwater camera settings they should use for macro or wide-angle underwater photography, on a digital camera. There is no 1 setting for all shots, but I try to give people an idea of what settings they can start with, and how to adjust them underwater. After reading this section, you should read the section changing settings during a dive.


Underwater Photo & Video Gear Reviews

At UWPG we review new housings, cameras, lenses, strobes, video lights, focus lights, wet lenses, diopters and ports for underwater photo and video.


Underwater Photography Trips & Workshops

Calendar of upcoming group dive trips and intensive underwater photo workshops. We work closely with our sister companies Bluewater Photo and Bluewater Travel to offer some incredible trips around the world for all types of diving at all budgets, combined with fun, knowledgeable trip leaders.


Ocean Art Underwater Photography Contest

The Underwater Photography Guide hosts the annual Ocean Art Underwater Photography Contest. Ocean Art is one of the world's most prestigious photo contests, with entrants from around the globe and tens of thousands of dollars in prize awarded. Some of the world's best underwater photography can be found in the winning images. Check out the winning images here