Underwater Strobe or Video Light?

Taken with a Go Pro Hero 3 I'll never forget my first encounter with an underwater light, the day that it arrived in the box and I was absolutely petrified by the size and weight of it (an Ikelite DS-125 strobe) which felt about a million times larger than the size of my tiny Olympus… Continue reading Underwater Strobe or Video Light?

Making the Most of Manual White Balance

Garibaldi in a Giant Californian Kelp Forest If there's one thing I've loved the most about getting started with underwater imagery is the ability to take beautiful, vibrant, colourful images without the need of external strobes. So today I thought I'd share some tips with you (thanks Darren for the nudge) to help you hopefully… Continue reading Making the Most of Manual White Balance

White Balance Wonders for Beginners

Bumphead Parrotfish at Sipidan Island, Malaysia It's so easy when you're starting out in underwater photography to think that every underwater bell, whistle and accessory is going to help you achieve amazing photos super quickly, but there's nothing quite as exciting as starting from the beginning, taking it all one fin-stride at a time and… Continue reading White Balance Wonders for Beginners

There’s Never a Blue Monday when You’re Underwater

Schooling Sweepers in Nuweiba, Egypt There's never a blue moment when you're underwater, unless of course you're using the wrong settings in your camera. So I thought I'd spend my week at home recovering from Covid to run a series of online workshops to help you as much as possible. But let's start at the… Continue reading There’s Never a Blue Monday when You’re Underwater

External Strobe or Underwater Video Light

Strobe or video light? It’s an all too frequent question that’s always on every beginner’s agenda. So what do you choose and why? Video lights are amazing, but there’s just no contest against an underwater strobe if you want to get creative with your photography underwater. With a strobe you can control the amount of… Continue reading External Strobe or Underwater Video Light