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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
wreck diving in Europe

Best Wreck Diving in Europe

In the last of our six-part series on the world’s most dive-able wrecks, we’re highlighting the best wreck diving in Europe.
by Juanita Pienaar
ornate ghost pipefish

Marine Species: Ghost Pipefish

Within the pipefish family, ghost pipefish are something special, and always a treat to see on a dive. Here we’ll look at four well-known species.
by Hélène Reynaud
Ashkhabad

Preserving America’s Underwater Battlefield: the Ashkhabad

This year, Scuba Diver Life and NOAA are partnering to profile 12 different ships in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This month we’ll visit the Ashkhabad.
by Rebecca Strauss
Reef Rescue Network

The Reef Rescue Network

The Perry Institute for Marine Science is a nonprofit organization committed to protecting the oceans. To that end, they’ve created the Reef Rescue Network.
by Hayley-Jo Carr