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Underwater Silhouettes

Shooting Underwater Silhouettes by Todd Winner

Underwater silhouettes are easy to achieve and can produce stunning images for your portfolio. They can either be the main subject in your image or used as secondary points of interest with a strobe...
arms and clamps

Beneath the Surface Arms and Clamps

There are really only a few things I want out of my underwater arms and clamp system. I need them to be easily adjustable underwater. I want them to hold my heavy strobes in...

Get the Shot! Macro Black Background

Shrimp on wire coral. Canon 5DS-R, EF 100mm Macro, 1/200, f/13, ISO 320 The black background macro shot is something every underwater photographer should have in their portfolio. It’s fairly easy to pull off and...
Shooting Monochrome Underwater

Shooting Monochrome Underwater by Michael Zeigler

  Visualization in photography is key, and being able to literally see the scene in black and white is a huge help for composition and exposure. Catalina Island, CA. Nikon D7000 withTokina 10-17mm fisheye lens, 1/80 sec,...
nauticam review

Xit 404 Nauticam Fiber Optic Adapter Review by Todd Winner

The Xit 404 Nauticam to Sea & Sea fiber adapter is a truly excellent accessory for any Nauticam user that already owns Sea & Sea fiber optic strobe cables. Even if you already have Nauticam fiber optic cables this is...
underwater tips

Top 5 Tips for New Underwater Photographers by Michael Zeigler

We've all done it. We get home after a long trip abroad or after a few dives on a local dive boat, we upload our photos, and... *dang it.* "Had I only been closer...
dehaze underwater photograph

Dehaze Your Underwater Photographs

By Michael Zeigler and Todd Winner Adobe recently rolled out their 2015 update to the Creative Cloud suite of products. Amongst a myriad of enhancements and performance boosts is the Dehaze effect. Also included in...

Meet the Team: Cary Bucklin from Samy’s Underwater Photo & Video

One of the many things that Samy's Camera is known for is it's knowledgable, helpful and talented staff. Recently, we sat down with Cary Bucklin, our Underwater Photo & Video specialist and photographer, for a...

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...
Sunball

The Sunball: Friend or Foe?

The sun giveth and the sun taketh away. Fast shutter speed, a stopped-down aperture, and the winter sun low in the sky helped the sunball be an accent as opposed to a distraction. Nikon...