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Mike Bartick

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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

Removing Invasive Seaweed Around Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Invasive seaweed at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary has found an enemy in underwater landscaper and PhD student Lindsay Marks.
by Guest Author
Galapagos Islands

The Greatest Hits of the Galapagos Islands

Diving in the Galapagos Islands is nothing short of spectacular and a 10-day trip on board Galapagos Master can make a once-in-a-lifetime visit a reality.
by Rebecca Strauss
Ron Watkins

Photographer Spotlight: Ron Watkins

In this series of articles, we’ll shine a spotlight on some of the world’s best underwater photographers. Today we highlight Ron Watkins.
by Guest Author
Drift Diving

Training Fundamentals: Top Tips for Drift Diving

Drift diving can be effortless or challenging, depending on the dive site. Here are our top tips for staying safe when drift diving.
by Marcus Knight