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The Truth About.......Filters for Underwater Photography

The Truth About.......Filters for Underwater Photography

Coloured filters are a commonly suggested solution for the blue or green colour tinge that pictures taken underwater using available light can have. But these filters have their limitations, are not always necessary and can be a double edged sword when shooting pictures or video underwater.

Why buy the....Canon G9X MkII in a Fantasea housing?

Why buy the....Canon G9X MkII in a Fantasea housing?

Regulars to diving or underwater photography related Facebook groups may well have seen myself or Duxy recommend the Canon G9X MkII in the Fantasea FG9X housing to people asking what underwater camera should they buy? 

The Truth About 'Waterproof' Cameras

The Truth About 'Waterproof' Cameras

With Panasonic launching a new entry into the waterproof/tough camera market, the FT7, now is probably a good time to took about the pros and cons of this type of camera.

Power saving tip number one : Flash output

Power saving tip number one : Flash output

Just a short blog for underwater photographers. Did you know that if you are using a strobe on manual power with a fibre optic cable for triggering your camera flash will trigger the strobe on any setting. This means you can set your flash to manual on the lowest power available, which will save you considerable camera battery power if you haven't already been doing it. 

What makes a good underwater camera ? Part 5 Having a Flash

What makes a good underwater camera ? Part 5 Having a Flash

Hope that subtitle doesn't attract the wrong sort of people!

Having a flash on your camera gives you a number of options beyond shooting available light which I discussed earlier in the blogs about Custom White Balance and shooting RAW.

What makes a good underwater camera ? Part 3 Being able to add a wide angle lens

What makes a good underwater camera ? Part 3 Being able to add a wide angle lens

When shown someone's underwater pictures and asked how to improve them the most common thing the Blue Duck Team find themselves saying is 'get closer'. Reducing the distance between you and your subject means less water between the camera and what you are photographing.