When Necessity is the Mother of Invention

When Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Jun 29

When Necessity is the Mother of Invention - By Erik Lukas I’ve always been sort of a do-it-myself type of person…and I love the challenge of finding a good solution to a problem. Such was the case recently after a recent macro ​photo workshop in Anilao, Philippines​ where I shot extensively with my ​Reefnet Fiber Optic snoot​. I discovered two issues that I felt needed some...

One of My Favorite Underwater Photography Accessories – the AO Cooler Bag

One of My Favorite Underwater Photography Accessories – the AO Cooler Bag

Jun 07

One thing that does not get talked about much, but is very important for an underwater photographer, is the bag or bags used to transport and keep your gear safe while traveling. Every experienced underwater photographer seems to have their favorite, but I want to convince you that you should think about the one that I use! I shoot an Olympus OM-D E-M1, with Nauticam housing, ultralight arms and...

First look at the Kraken Sports Float Arms

First look at the Kraken Sports Float Arms

Jun 01

Kraken Sports Float Arms – Nick Lawrence As a underwater photographer, we all struggle with buoyancy on our camera rigs. Lets be honest, we either have it too negative or too positive. It is rare that we get our camera at a complete neutral buoyancy while diving. Well, on my recent dive trip, I finally got the perfect neutral buoyancy. I was using four of the new Kraken carbon fiber float...

“Snoot is life” – A first time snooters experience

“Snoot is life” – A first time snooters experience

May 14

Snoot is life – By Tommy Stylski My initial experience with a snoot was during our Bluewater Photo workshop in Anilao, Philippines earlier this month. I completely dismissed the idea at first, I thought it was just another gimmick accessory my trusted underwater photo store was trying to sell me on I wanted nothing to do with it. I felt as if I was capable with strobe positions and...

First look at the KRL-05S Macro Diopter Lens

First look at the KRL-05S Macro Diopter Lens

May 11

Diopter impressions – by Erik Lukas On a recent trip to Anilao in the Philippines to lead the Bluewater Photo Macro workshops I was given the new Kraken KRL-05S macro lens. I was more than excited to give the lens a try while shooting the small stuff, and Anilao is the perfect location. My macro setup includes the Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 100mm f2.8/L lens. My most commonly used...

In Search of the World’s Ugliest Fish

In Search of the World’s Ugliest Fish

Apr 18

Perhaps one of the oldest and greatest traditions of ocean-going folk is to debate which of the ocean’s vast selection of odd-ball creatures is the ugliest. In the Pacific Northwest, however, the debate has long been put to rest – everyone agrees that the world’s ugliest fish is the wolf eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus). Known fondly by divers as “wolfies,” wolf eels are the second most...

Sea & Sea Nikon D850 Quick Review

Sea & Sea Nikon D850 Quick Review

Apr 13

After collecting opinions from a number of underwater photographers/ the sales staff of Bluewater Photo, I’ve composed all of the ‘top benefits’ to the new Sea & Sea Nikon D850 Housing.   Take a look at some of the main points I found to be consistently mentioned:     Overall Design The housing for the D850 is lighter then it’s predecessor, the Sea...

Flexibility of the full-frame macro lens

Flexibility of the full-frame macro lens

Feb 28

This is the first in a series of blog posts comparing shooting with cropped-sensor versus full-frame sensors. I hope you enjoy! - Scott Gietler When I used to shoot with the Nikon D80, D300, and D7100, when I wanted to shoot macro I had to decide between using the 60mm macro lens and the Nikon 105mm macro lens. Now that I am using a full-frame camera, I no longer have to decide. When I use the...

Best Underwater Cameras for Christmas 2017

Best Underwater Cameras for Christmas 2017

Dec 03

Best Cameras for Underwater Photography & Video 12 Ideas For the holidays of 2017 By Scott Gietler, Owner Bluewater Photo Which underwater camera to get? With so many great cameras, lenses and housings out there, the decision is tough. Here are some models that you can’t go wrong with for all budgets, whether your shooting stills or underwater video- and we’ll mention some...

ThinkTank Rolling Bags Comparison

ThinkTank Rolling Bags Comparison

Jun 20

Many customers love the Thinktank rolling bags for travel, but how do you pick the right one? With a variety of options, its best to look at the size and features of each bag to help you determine what you need. Check out the three top Rolling Bags below and a sample packing configuration to help you decide which will be the best for your camera set up!   Why we love the Thinktank...