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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...
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Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR Underwater Camera Review

Let’s start with the main headline, the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R are the world's highest resolution full frame 35mm bodies ever made! The 50.6 megapixel sensor creates a 8,688 x 5,792 pixel...
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...
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,...
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...
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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...
Tokina 10-17mm

Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye Underwater Lens Review by Michael Zeigler

Being able to get within a few inches of your subject can drastically improve the sharpness and contrast of your photos. The Tokina 10-17mm fisheye allows you to do just that. Wakatobi, Indonesia. 1/320,...
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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS Underwater Lens Review by Todd Winner

Without a doubt the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS is my favorite macro lens for underwater work. It offers quick fast focusing and produces crystal-clear images with beautiful bokeh. It works well with both APS-C...
dragging the shutter

Dragging the Shutter Underwater by Michael Zeigler

Written by Michael Zeigler  |  Photos by Michael Zeigler and Todd Winner Dragging the shutter underwater can help produce images that convey a feeling of motion to the viewer. Strobe light allowed me to "freeze" the foreground subjects...
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,...