Underwater Photography

What the Muck?  The low down on muck diving…

What the Muck? The low down on muck diving…

What Is “Muck Diving”? Muck diving gets its name from the sediment that lies at the bottom of many dive sites – a frequently silty, muddy or “mucky” environment. Other than muddy sediment, the muck dive substrate may consist of dead coral skeletons, discarded fishing equipment, tyres and other man-made garbage. History of Muck Diving: […]

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Scuba Travel Bucket List:  Lembeh Strait

Scuba Travel Bucket List: Lembeh Strait

If you’re anything like me, you lap up every single television programme about the underwater world. The ones that fascinate me the most are those that feature the weird, wonderful and rare creatures not often found… Creatures such as the flamboyant cuttlefish, hairy frogfish, stargazer, mimic octopus and the blue ringed octopus… One of the […]

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How to Pack Your Camera Equipment for a Dive Trip

How to Pack Your Camera Equipment for a Dive Trip

Packing all your camera equipment for a diving holiday can be quite daunting and rather stressful. Anyone who’s travelled before will know how roughly checked in luggage is handled.  Just look at the scratches, scrapes and bumps (and heaven forbid, cracks in hard shell cases) that are waiting to surprise you on the carousel upon […]

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How To Take Underwater Selfies Like A Pro

How To Take Underwater Selfies Like A Pro

Selfies are all the rage at the moment and there are even two songs about selfies being played on the radio right now… If you’ve had your head in the sand (or underwater!) for a while, a selfie might not be what you think it is… According to Wikipedia, a Selfie is “a type of […]

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Secrets Revealed:  How To Take Really Great Photos of Scuba Divers

Secrets Revealed: How To Take Really Great Photos of Scuba Divers

Adding a diver to your underwater photographs brings the human element of diving to life, adds interest and enables the viewer to get an actual scale of the scene, especially in wide angle photography. Here are some of the tricks used by professional underwater photographers when taking photos that include scuba divers: Dive with a […]

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The Best Settings for GoPro Underwater Video

The Best Settings for GoPro Underwater Video

I certainly don’t consider myself an expert when it comes to taking underwater video and usually leave all the filming up to Deon.  After a lot of reading and a bit of trial and error, here are the settings we have found work best for filming and editing GoPro footage with our basic setup (GoPro […]

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15 Steps to a Leak-Free Underwater Housing

15 Steps to a Leak-Free Underwater Housing

Lack of proper o-ring care and preparation are two of the main causes of camera housing leaks.  Follow these easy steps in order to reduce the possibility: When you prepare your camera housing for diving, follow the next important steps: Prepare your housing, unhurried, in a well-lit area, where you will not be disturbed. Before […]

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Discover how to get the best out of Lightroom!

Discover how to get the best out of Lightroom!

I’ve been taking underwater photos since 2009 and my huge photo collection was becoming a higgledy-piggledy shambles with photos saved in various places and edited using different software.  I could never find anything and was always losing photos. Over the years, I’d often heard people mention and recommend Lightroom.  I even bought it but felt […]

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The ONLY Underwater Photography Book You Will Ever Need!

The ONLY Underwater Photography Book You Will Ever Need!

Do you want to improve your underwater photography skills?  Learn about the balance between aperture, shutter speed and ISO?  How to position your strobes and how to take really amazing shots? Then look no further! The Underwater Photographer by Martin Edge is my “go to” book for underwater photography and has helped my knowledge and […]

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Underwater Photography:  Settings for your Canon S95, S100, S110 and G-series camera

Underwater Photography: Settings for your Canon S95, S100, S110 and G-series camera

I’ve been using the Canon S-series cameras for 4 years now and have learnt a lot through trial and error.  After shooting with ambient light for almost 12 months, I felt I had mastered all there was to know about the balance between AV, ISO and camera speeds and purchased my first strobe.  Learning to […]

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