The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition has been running for the past seven years, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide. The winners of the 2018 contest have recently been announced, and it’s a gallery of truly stunning images. We bring you the winning photos of the contest, and they all show the incredible diversity and breathtaking beauty of the underwater world.
We have all seen stunning examples of underwater photos and videos. But other than buying an underwater housing and jumping into the water, there are some things you need to know before you start underwater shooting. In this video, Benny from Aputure shares seven things you must know before your first underwater project.
If you want to take some underwater shots and buying a professional housing would exceed your budget, is Alex of I did a thing has some good news for you. He has built a simple periscope that not only costs around $10 to make, but it also requires almost no time. So if you’re looking for a simple, quick and super-cheap DIY project, take a look at this one.
No matter if you’re up for some holiday selfies under the sea, or an underwater photo session, AquaTech will help you take your underwater shots with an iPhone. The company has released the AxisGo system, a waterproof housing that will turn your iPhone into an underwater rig with a lens, a grip and a few other accessories.
We have certainly seen all kinds of dangerous stunts for the sake of photography. A recent video published by New York Post shows one of the crazies I’ve seen so far. Underwater photographer Ken Kiefer took three models to crocodile-infested waters for underwater shots – and the women got face to face with the fierce animals. What’s more, the team even used lionfish to lure the beasts near the models.
I have been using a number of underwater camera housings over the years – from inexpensive bag housings to professional dive housings.
The problem with most underwater camera housings is that they usually cost more than the camera you’re buying them for. With digital cameras being upgraded every 3 to 5 years, this makes the purchase of an underwater camera housing a significant investment.
After purchasing a Sony mirrorless camera for video work, I decided that I’d like to get an underwater housing for it. I eventually chose a Meikon underwater camera housing (also sold under a number of other brand names such as Sonovel, Andoer, Neweer and others) for my Sony mirrorless camera (a Sony a6300).
In this Meikon underwater camera housing review, I will look at why I purchased a Meikon underwater camera housing, and my experience using it in the field.
Submerging most regular drones in water probably wouldn’t be the best idea. Waterproof Lily drone has failed, and I hope you didn’t order one as there were some problems with refunds. So, if you’re still looking for a drone to fly over glistening lakes, film water activities or even submerge it in water, Swellpro Drones can be a good solution.
This video from Dustin Dunnill demonstrates how the drone works both in the air and underwater. You can get it in and out of the ocean like a teabag, and it rises up and flies with no trouble.
It’s mid-summer and I have been doing a lot of underwater portrait photography lately…which has started me thinking that it might finally be time to upgrade my current DSLR underwater camera housing.
I have been working with an inexpensive EWA Marine underwater DSLR camera housing for years (read my review here) – I love the simplicity of this housing, but I feel like I have reached a point where the limitations of the flat port are impacting the types of underwater photos that I can capture.
In this article, I will discuss a few of the options for DSLR users to take their camera underwater.
A warning: this video might cost you tonight’s sleep
Do you remember Jaws? One of the reasons Spielberg’s film was as terrifying as it was is because of how little we see of the beast itself; the suspense was carried by the silence before the attack.
When you watch this video, check out how the sharks approach the vessel and keep that in mind. They stay below, utilizing the deepness of the water to sneak up on it. They stay hidden; they don’t let you see them until they’ve already sunk their teeth in. And you’re able to watch it unfold face-to-face because of how far photography’s come today.