underwater cameras

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.

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 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.

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.