Getting the Down Low : Shooting underwater (or anywhere for that matter) in very little available light

Getting the Down Low : Shooting underwater (or anywhere for that matter) in very little available light

An intro blog to a series, about shooting in challenging lighting conditions, featuring cavern and wreck photography in low light.

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? 

Practice + Time = Peaceful Perfection

Practice + Time = Peaceful Perfection

Elevating your underwater pictures from plain fish ID shots requires time spent and patience.
Here’s some of my rambling thoughts about doing this and keeping sane at the same time by preparing yourself and not taking things too seriously.

The Wider View Pt 2 : Wreck shooting with your wide angle

The Wider View Pt 2 : Wreck shooting with your wide angle

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at why we use wide angles in our underwater photography, and shared a few tips about shooting and composing with your reef shots but one of the most important areas we would use our wide angle lenses is for shooting that other mainstay of underwater photographers, and this is for shooting the wrecks we love so much.

The Wider View

The Wider View

To complement my colleague Phil’s ongoing series of articles on macro shooting , I’ve decided to follow suit and show the other end of the scale that us underwater photographers indulge in with a short series of three posts looking at how we utilise our wide-angle lenses to illustrate our aquatic excursions, that really should be the name of a 70’s prog rock band!

Medcalf's Macro Musings: Part 1 Intro and Wet Lenses

Medcalf's Macro Musings: Part 1 Intro and Wet Lenses

I'm a big fan of macro photography as some of you'll be well aware. For folk keen on marine life it concentrates your mind on what can be found on almost any dive. I never do a dive and come up saying I've not seen anything, there's always some tiny new critter to come across.