Basket Star in Alaska Learning how to master lighting in underwater photography can be tricky, but throw in the darker, cooler temperate waters and all the extra things that we need to remember as divers, and it can become an even steeper learning curve. But actually is it that hard? When I was helping John… Continue reading Balancing the Light in Temperate Waters
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
How Do You Like Your Jelly?
Jellyfish in UK Waters Jellyfish, as simple as they are, have always been subjects which completely captivated me and I'll never forget my excitement at seeing my first barrel jellyfish off Swanage a few years ago. So today, I thought it appropriate to focus on subjects close to hone today and share some ideas on… Continue reading How Do You Like Your Jelly?
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
Winning Awards with Any Kind of Compact Camera, No Manual Controls, No Accessories
Hi everyone, Where on earth has 3 years gone to? What was I even thinking to bury myself in hospital work and to forget to share all my knowledge and tips with you to help you keeping taking those beautiful shots. All I can say is that I kinda got addicted to helping people… Continue reading Winning Awards with Any Kind of Compact Camera, No Manual Controls, No Accessories