Underwater Strobe Comparison

Underwater strobes light up our world. They bring vivid color back into wide-angle and macro scenes, while also freezing motion to deliver crisp images of the subject. I’ve written this underwater strobe comparison in order to help you find the best strobes for your kit, whether upgrading or buying new. The list and comparison below […]

Blue-Ringed Octopus Facts and Photos

The blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata) is one of the deadliest marine animals in the world. A small, well camouflaged mollusk, it is commonly found in rubble reef areas of the Indo-Pacific ocean and some surrounding areas. The blue-ringed octopus bite contains tetrodotoxin (TTX), which can easily paralyze a human for several hours. This TTX venom is […]

GoPro Underwater Settings

The GoPro HERO6 is a great underwater camera. It shoots beautiful video and photos in a number of different formats and useful underwater settings. The camera integrates easily with the GoPro mobile app and the body is even waterproof down to 33ft (10m) before adding the Super Suit dive housing. I recommend GoPros to a […]

How to Minimize Backscatter

Backscatter is the arch nemesis in underwater photography. It can turn an otherwise stellar image into a trash can candidate. It’s deceptive too, often very tough to see in the camera’s LCD screen while underwater. So what causes backscatter? How can we minimize backscatter in our photos?     What is Backscatter? Backscatter is caused […]

Underwater Strobe Positioning

Strobe positioning is one of the continuous challenges of underwater photography. It is the most critical element of each photo after dialing in the basic camera settings. Proper strobe positioning will light the subject in a way that makes the colors pop, create depth through shadows, aid the camera’s auto white balance calculations and minimize […]