How to avoid BACKSCATTER in underwater photos

How to avoid BACKSCATTER in underwater photos

Backscatter is the illumination of particles in the water by your lights. It’s the nemesis of underwater photographers. Although it can never be eliminated completely, by paying attention to our strobe positioning we can reduce it...
How to remove SCRATCHES from a plastic DOME PORT

How to remove SCRATCHES from a plastic DOME PORT

Nothing ruins an underwater photograph quicker than scratches on your dome port. In this video I show you a quick and easy way to remove a large scratch from a plastic/acrylic dome port. Everything you need can be purchased from a regular hardware store for about...
5 tips for underwater travel photography

5 tips for underwater travel photography

So you’ve booked your next trip and you’re keen to take some memorable underwater photographs….   I’ve put together 5 tips for underwater travel photographers to help you get the best out of your photo trip:   Don’t get caught with your pants down!...
Aquatica AD850 Housing/Nikon D850 review

Aquatica AD850 Housing/Nikon D850 review

I love underwater photography, I really do! And I guess if you’re reading this you have some level of interest too. What I love nearly as much as underwater photography itself is technology and gear advancements that enhance and improve the whole picture taking...
Giant dome port for over/under photographs

Giant dome port for over/under photographs

To create an over under photo you are basically creating a window into another world where light and focus behave on a totally different playing field.  Especially when shooting through a curved optic such as a dome shaped port.   The diffraction of water...
Nikkor 8-15mm Review for underwater photographers

Nikkor 8-15mm Review for underwater photographers

In May 2017 Nikon released the Nikkor 8-15mm F3.5-4.5 E ED fisheye lens. It’s an FX lens predominantly aimed at full frame cameras, but it will also work very well on DX (D500, D7500 etc).   On FX cameras it creates a full circular image in the centre of the...