Super Macro: Beyond Small

Taking Macro to a New Level Text by Michael Zeigler    Photos by Todd Winner & Michael Zeigler What is Super Macro? Most macro lenses like the Canon 100mm or Nikon 105mm have the ability to magnify a subject to life size or 1:1. In other words, those lenses will allow you to fill the frame…

5 Top Tips for Shooting Fast Action

Text and photography by: Todd Winner   There’s nothing quite like capturing that perfect moment when shooting fast action. Whether it’s a sea lion or billfish swimming by at break neck speed or just a small jawfish poking its head out of the hole, timing is everything.  Many cameras are better suited to shooting fast…

5 Easy Steps To Process Your Underwater Photos

Enhance your “keepers” and be able to find them later! By Michael Zeigler   You’ve just returned home after an amazing trip abroad (or from your favorite local beach dive), and you’ve created some “keepers.” Awesome! For many of us underwater photographers, we can’t wait to share, publish, or print our creations. In this article I…

Beneath the Surface Arms and Clamps

Review by Todd Winner There are really only a few things I want out of my underwater arm and clamp system.  I need them to be easily adjustable underwater. I want them to hold my heavy strobes in place when I hand my rig up to the boat and I need them durable enough to…

Xit 404 Nauticam Fiber Optic Adaptor

Review by Todd Winner The Xit 404 Nauticam to Sea & Sea fiber adaptor is a truly excellent accessory for any Nauticam user that already owns Sea & Sea fiber optic strobe cables. Even if you already have Nauticam fiber optic cables this is a great item to add to your save-a-dive kit. The adaptors…

The Big Picture

A Guide To Popular Fisheye Lenses For Underwater Use By Todd Winner, photos by Todd Winner and Michael Zeigler The main ingredient when it comes to shooting sharp, colorful images underwater is to reduce as much of the water between the camera and the subject. This means getting as close as possible, sometimes only inches,…