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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...

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...
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Mola Sunfish and Blue Shark in 4K Video

The Canon EOS-1D C Camera is a breakthrough in cinematography in a Digital SLR specifically designed for video, that is incredibly flexible, rugged and compact. Offering onboard 4K image capture, industry-standard codecs and interfaces, and incredible...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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Giant Kelpfish in 4K Video by Todd Winner

Designed specifically for the unique demands of the motion picture industry, the Canon EOS-1D C Camera is a breakthrough in cinematography in a Digital SLR specifically designed for video, that is incredibly flexible, rugged...
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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...
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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,...