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Underwater Photography Clichés Part One: "It's the photographer not the camera"

Underwater Photography Clichés Part One: "It's the photographer not the camera"

There are lots of clichés that crop up in photography in general and underwater photography specifically. In this occasional series I’m going to look at some of the sayings and maybe a few of the techniques and styles as well.

What makes a good camera for underwater photography?

What makes a good camera for underwater photography?

Taking pictures and video while diving has become increasingly popular since the advent of digital cameras. But the camera market has also become more and more complex with numerous pitfalls for would be underwater photographers. In this blog I'm going to clarify a number of the factors that make some cameras better for underwater photography than others.

Get better underwater pictures from your GoPro: Equipment

Get better underwater pictures from your GoPro: Equipment

When speaking about underwater photography to diving clubs in the UK I often get asked whether the things I talk about apply to GoPros.  The basic underwater photography techniques are very relevant to using an action camera, but I thought it would be good to put my money where mouth is and do some still photography with a GoPro on my latest trip to Egypt.

Strobes vs video lights for underwater photography

Strobes vs video lights for underwater photography

I’ve not addressed one of the big questions in underwater photography yet. Which are better strobes or video lights? In this blog I am going to explain how using these different light sources impacts on your underwater photography and look at when you would use one or the other. I’ll also try and give some advice on how to set your camera when using a constant light source rather than a flash.

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.

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?