underwater photography

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.

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? 

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.

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.