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Shooting with Diopters
Photo & Video Photo Gear & Techniques Resources

Underwater Photography: Shooting with Diopters

Shooting with diopters is a natural progression for many macro photographers. Here’s what you need to know to do it right.

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macro photography
Photo & Video Photo Gear & Techniques Training

Introduction to Macro Photography

Underwater photography generally falls into three categories: wide-angle, macro and super-macro. Today we’ll introduce macro photography and explain how to get started.

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Macro Images
Photo Gear & Techniques

Shooting for a Black or Blue Background in Macro Images

Once you’ve mastered lighting in your underwater compositions, it’s time to learn how to shoot for a black or blue background in your macro images.

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Underwater Photography
In the Water Photo Gear & Techniques

Understanding Light in Underwater Photography

When it comes to making your images better, understanding how light works in underwater photography is key.

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New stuff
Scuba Diving in Alor

The Best Scuba Diving in Alor

Alor, Indonesia, is an underwater paradise that remains a bit of a hidden gem. Here are our picks for the best scuba diving in Alor.
by Hélène Reynaud
coral trees

Coral Trees on the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is under constant threat from pressures of all sorts. But some passionate individuals are doing what they can by helping to grow more-resilient corals.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith
Secret Scuba Diving Spots

Best Secret Scuba Diving Spots

You’ve done it all — the GBR, Thailand, Indonesia. What’s next? Here are a few of the world's best secret scuba diving spots to get you started.
by Juanita Pienaar
Technical Dives in Chuuk

Top Five Technical Dives in Chuuk Lagoon

Chuuk is one of the world’s best places for wreck diving, both recreational and tech. Here are our picks for the top five technical dives in Chuuk Lagoon.
by Richard Devanney