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...

Aquatica A7R II Housing Photos

Aquatica A7R II Housing Photos

Feb 01

At the end of last year I had the opportunity to take a demo of the Aquatica A7R II housing out for a test. Overall I was very happy with the performance, and had a blast diving with a couple of friends. The housing performed beautifully, allowing me to enjoy the dive and shoot some images without feeling like I was constantly fussing with the new gear. As with all Aquatica housings, the ports...

SoCal Shootout: Story Behind the Shot, Ben Hofilena

SoCal Shootout: Story Behind the Shot, Ben Hofilena

Nov 04

Wide angle compositions are often the hardest to nail perfectly. During the SoCal Shootout participants have to do just that. There is very little editing allowed, so getting correct lighting, exposure and above all, that striking composition is key. Ben Hofilena succeeded with his first place image in our open wide angle category. While he claims just a lucky shot, he at least knew the most...

SoCal Shootout: Story Behind the Shot, Cindy Shaw

SoCal Shootout: Story Behind the Shot, Cindy Shaw

Oct 21

Shooting Portraits underwater can be especially challenging as most subjects like fish are moving constantly. You must nail that perfect composition, eye contact and focus. With that in mind we loved this playful capture of a Bat Ray from Cindy Shaw which took First Place in the Open Portrait Category. Here are the details that went into this winning image. Title: Wanna Play? Location Captured:...

Take Your iPhone Underwater!

Take Your iPhone Underwater!

Sep 23

We’re all addicted to our phones these days, so what better way to keep connected than to have your phone with you underwater? For those folks who love taking photos with their phone and want to be able to upload to social media right away or share with friends and family, taking your phone underwater might be the perfect solution. Check out the new iPhone 6 & 6+ housing from iTorch....

Blue Sharks in California – amazing trip

Blue Sharks in California – amazing trip

Apr 17

Bluewater Photo has 6 amazing blue shark trips scheduled. The first two have completed, and were amazing! Everyone got photos of beautiful blue sharks.   We went out of San Pedro on the famous 73ft “Shark Boat”. Some people slept on the boat in the large bunks the night before. A great breakfast was waiting for us when we arrived. We saw pods of Rizzo and Bottlenose dolphins...

Local Bluewater Photo Trips for 2013

Local Bluewater Photo Trips for 2013

Jan 11

Last year was a busy year for us with eight Southern California trips and the popular SoCal Shootout.  2013 is shaping up to be just as strong with ten local photo trips already on the books, including the 3rd annual SoCal Shootout set for Sept 13-15. Here’s a look at how our local trip calendar is shaping up: February 10th – Catalina Island (Little Farnsworth, Valiant wreck, Long...