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Ladybugs of Komodo

Spending an entire dive finding and photographing something the size of a flee is not going to be for everyone. I have wanted to shoot ladybug amphipods since the first image I saw of...

Creating Seascape Panoramas

As underwater photographers we spend a lot of time on boats. We often anchor close to beautiful islands and if you’re like us then you can’t resist taking pictures of them. But we found...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...