Category: UW Photography Tips

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Wide-Angle with Dual Strobes

I’ve only been able to get in a handful of dives since adding a second strobe, and they’ve all been shore dives where I left my WAL behind to focus on macro and close-up shooting.  But an outstanding marine forecast was enough motivation for me to make time for some boat...

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Do you need a strobe?

One common question posed by newcomers to underwater photography is if strobes are required for capturing good underwater pictures.  Strobes add more gear to your dive kit and of course add cost, so it is perhaps wishful thinking that they might be unnecessary.  There are some circumstances where the benefit...

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Wide-Angle

At some point you might attempt shooting reef scenes, large subjects with an interesting background or a wreck.  You may quickly run into problems as you start attempting these shots.  When you get close like you should you won’t be able fit the desired scene into the frame.  At this...

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Intro to Photo Processing

It is important to commit the three simple rules of underwater photography to memory; get close, don’t shoot down and know when to shoot ambient or with a flash.  With practice your execution of these techniques will improve, but every shot won’t be perfect.  The subject may not always allow...

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Intro to Underwater Photography

If you are just diving into underwater photography there are a couple simple rules that will go a long way to helping you produce good photos.  These simple rules won’t turn you into a pro overnight but they should enable you to capture some stills worth posting to social media,...