underwater housings

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.

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? 

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.