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Get the best from your Tg5 Underwater. Part two: Settings and Technique

Get the best from your Tg5 Underwater. Part two: Settings and Technique

In my previous blog I looked at what accessories can be added to your Olympus TG5 to enhance its performance. Now I’m going to talk about what settings I used and what techniques worked for me.

Get the best from your Olympus TG5 underwater. Part one: Accessories

Get the best from your Olympus TG5 underwater. Part one: Accessories

The TG5 is a very popular camera for underwater photography and having the right accessories for it alongside understanding the settings you can use will give owners better results.

Underwater Photography FAQ's Volume 3 : More about strobes

Underwater Photography FAQ's Volume 3 : More about strobes

Happy New Year folks! After having a break from blogging to do some diving in Egypt and work on our tax return I’ve got back to it with more about the hefty subject of strobes. This time we’ll cover guide numbers, diffusers, sync speeds and a tip on how to reduce your camera’s power consumption.

Underwater Photography FAQ's Volume 2 : Strobes

Underwater Photography FAQ's Volume 2 : Strobes

Strobes generate a lot of questions on Facebook, so for my next instalment of UP-FAQ’s I’m going to address a few of these. Don’t worry if you don’t get all your answers in this one blog, there will be a sequel soon as it’s a big subject.

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.

Automatic for the People?

Automatic for the People?

When starting out taking a camera underwater, you are adding an additional task load to your diving. Because of this setting the camera to Auto and just taking snaps to start off with isn't necessarily a bad thing. But what you'll find is that often your pictures won't look as good as you'd like them to.

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.