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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...
Underwater Camera Dome

The Right Dome Port – Size Matters

Was the shot bellow taken with a macro lens or a wide-angle lens? If you said wide-angle, you are correct. My goal for this particular trip was to fill the frame with a Melibe leonina nudibranch, while...

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...

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...

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...
Nikon 105mm macro

Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review

It's not always easy deciding which lenses to invest in for your underwater photography kit, and hopefully this piece will make this one decision a bit easier. Without a doubt, the Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm...
Chandelier Cave

Chandelier Cave Reflections by Todd Winner

  Nauticam Housing, Ikelite DS160 strobes, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 8-15mm Fisheye Lens @8mm 1/80, f/8.0 ISO 160 Underwater photography offers us so many unique opportunities that land photographers never get to experience. Just being neutrally buoyant allows...
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...

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...