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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...
California Nudibranchs

California Nudibranchs by Todd Winner

When it comes to small colorful marine animals, it’s hard to compete with nudibranchs. Often referred to as sea slugs, nudibranchs have been described as some of the most beautiful creatures in our oceans....
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...
Shooting Fast Action Underwater

5 Tips for Shooting Fast Action Underwater Photography

There's nothing quite like capturing that perfect moment when shooting fast action underwater photography. Whether it's a sea lion or billfish swimming by at break neck speed or just a small jawfish poking its...
Canon EF 16-35mm

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0L IS USM Wide Angle Zoom Lens

I've had the opportunity to try a few dives with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0L IS and I am thrilled with the results. As much as I love shooting fisheye lenses for wide angle,...
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...
Super Macro

Super Macro: Beyond Small

What is super macro? Most macro lenses like the Canon 100mm or Nikon 105mm have the ability to magnify a subject to life size or 1:1. In other words, those lenses will allow you to fill the frame...

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...

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...
enhanced viewfinders

Enhanced Viewfinders by Todd Winner

One of the questions I get asked a lot is whether or not enhanced viewfinders are worth the money. Without hesitation my answer is always the same, yes! The image you get from an enhanced...