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...