Nauticam Multiplier-1

Text and photos by Todd Winner I think most of us who shoot macro underwater with full frame or APS-C cameras are now familiar with the Nauticam SMC-1. It’s a powerful wet diopter that when paired with a macro lens like the Canon 100mm or Nikon 105mm, it can give you a maximum of 2.3X…

Back Button Focus

Text and images by: Todd Winner Back button focus first appeared on Canon SLR film cameras over 20 years ago. Pro photographers wanted a way to separate the Auto focus function that is typically connected to the shutter release. Most DSLR, mirrorless, and even some compacts are capable of back button focus either through a…

Shallow Depth of Field

Text and images by: Todd Winner Between Facebook, Instagram, Flicker and all the other social outlets the average person looks at hundreds of images every day. So how can you make your images stand out from the crowd? One way is to use shallow depth of field. Our eyes naturally move to the area of…

Underwater with the Leica X-U

By: Todd Winner The Leica X-U is built for the toughest conditions! Its shockproof, dust and water sealed design make it the perfect expedition camera but it’s equally at home at the beach, on a boat or even by the pool. While not designed to be a primary underwater camera, it is waterproof to depths…