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Samy’s Underwater: Get the Shot! Motion Spin

Oil rig and bait fish, Canon 5DS R, EF 8-15mm Fisheye, 1/15, f/7.1, ISO 320 The spin shot is one of the easier motion shots to pull off because you create the movement by spinning...

Underwater Macro, Exposer

I often get new photographers that sign up for a local trip or one of our photo workshops that are struggling to get good underwater macro shots. Nine times out of ten they have...

DJI Phantom 4 – Part II

By: Todd Winner and Michael Zeigler It has been a few months since our first drone blog post DJI Phantom 4 – First Flight. The Phantom 4 continues to perform well under some pretty harsh conditions. We...

Catalina’s West End

It’s pretty safe to say that Catalina’s seascape for the past few years has been lackluster. With warming of local waters and the insurgence of the invasive Sargassum algae, the giant kelp has taken a hard...

Creating Seascape Panoramas

As underwater photographers we spend a lot of time on boats. We often anchor close to beautiful islands and if you’re like us then you can’t resist taking pictures of them. But we found...

Ladybugs of Komodo

Spending an entire dive finding and photographing something the size of a flee is not going to be for everyone. I have wanted to shoot ladybug amphipods since the first image I saw of...

Diving Bird Rock: Samy’s Demo Day

  A garibaldi near the surface at Bird Rock. All images taken with a Nikon D810 in a Sea & Sea housing and Ikelite DS160 strobes. 1/250 sec, ƒ/16, ISO 160, ambient light. While heading toward...

Adventure in the Sea of Cortez

Our journey began in Puerto Peñasco as we boarded the Rocio del Mar for a 7-day expedition with our guests in search of amazing critters and creating memorable images. Our Immersed Imaging workshop concentrated on the...
Mallory Morrison

Interview: Mallory Morrison – Artistic Underwater Photographer

Plenty of people have vivid dreams. Few manage to turn those dreams into reality. Mallory Morrison turns her's into beautifully artistic works of underwater photography. Ethereal at times, Morrison's roots in dance photography are...
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Top 5 Tips for Shooting Nudibranchs

Top 5 Tips for Shooting Nudibranchs Text and photography by: Todd Winner  Let's face it, underwater photographers are obsessed with nudibranchs and California has more than its share of the colorful sea slugs. But how can...