Why You Should Use a Fisheye Lens for Wide Angle

Why You Should Use a Fisheye Lens for Wide Angle

Jun 03

I shoot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 in a Nauticam E-M1 Mark II housing, and whenever I am shooting wide angle I use the Olympus 8mm f/1.8 fisheye lens. I run into a lot of people who either don’t use a fisheye lens at all, or who think it is a specialty lens that you only use for big things like mantas, whale sharks or humpbacks. Yes, fisheye lenses are definitely the best for giant subjects...

Flash Triggers & Underwater Strobes

Flash Triggers & Underwater Strobes

May 25

A discussion on Flash Triggers, and the different ways to fire strobes Today I want to talk about flash triggers, TTL, and a little history of how photographers used to fire their strobes underwater. Back in the day, to fire strobes quickly you needed an electronic sync cord, which went from your camera hot shoe, through a hole in the housing called a “bulkhead”, to your strobe. Sync...

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...