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6 years ago
The country of Mexico is a paradise for scuba diving on its east and west coasts. Each area has its own personality and offers different photo opportunities. This is just a partial list of some of the beautiful locations that will appeal to and challenge the underwater photographer. Above image: Nurse shark and moray eel under a ledge in Cozumel Revillagigedo Let’s begin our diving journey on the…
7 years ago
Many serious underwater photographers travel with large DSLR cameras in huge housings. They also need a variety of lenses, ports, lights, and other accessories. As housings for small point-and-shoot cameras became accessible, underwater photography has become very popular. Above photograph:  Amanda Cotton, using Fantasea Line FRX100 IVRon Watkins In the past, these cameras had many limitations,…
8 years ago
Sharks: underwater photographers have tremendous respect for these fabulous, mysterious fish, and travel at great expense and distance to capture their beauty. Australia, South Africa, Guadalupe, and Fiji are well known for shark dives. But there are many places closer to home where divers can observe and photograph sharks. Here we suggest a number of locations where we have experienced exciting…
8 years ago
Buying an underwater housing is just the beginning. There are many accessories that are helpful or necessary for taking photos underwater. An external flash, also called a strobe, is your most important accessory. Photography is the art of creating images with light, and while the control of available and artificial light is important for all photography, it is especially crucial when shooting…
9 years ago
Today’s scuba divers want to bring images home to show their families and friends the beauty of the underwater world. Simple cameras bring back acceptable snapshots, but to capture the splendor of the underwater environment, you need a camera with manual exposure control, a wide-angle lens with macro capabilities, and a large sensor for better image quality. The underwater image-maker could…