/r/underwaterphotography

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Welcome to r/underwaterphotography: A community to share underwater photos; get critiques, tips & advice; post gear reviews and generally chat about taking pictures in water.

Posting Guidelines:

If Posting photos please include, if possible:

  • Subject
  • Location
  • Gear Used
  • Depth
  • Post processing
  • Any other information you deem important/interesting

Please stick to posting photos you have taken yourself. If you found a cool image that you want to share try /r/waterporn /r/nature or /r/lifeaquatic. For above the surface, check out /r/seascapes or for moving pictures not exclusively to do with water, /r/NatureFilms/. If Cnidaria are ya thing, check out /r/jellyfish.

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Freediver and the sardines

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2024/06/14
13:39 UTC

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Giant clam mantle, I never get tired of the different colors and patterns that are present , For those of you old to remember , they remind me if Peter Max posters

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2024/06/14
13:00 UTC

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Tail Whip

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2024/06/13
20:21 UTC

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Isla Tiburon of Isla Mujeres. So many thriving Caribbean Fish

OceanEarthGreen.com/videos

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2024/06/13
18:58 UTC

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Dij action 4

Freshwater video, on a low visibility day…..

https://youtu.be/ENf0y8lasns?si=k9NbIIyH4yJ_KoIR

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2024/06/13
10:51 UTC

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Shark in Club Aeolus

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2024/06/12
18:06 UTC

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anybody knows where this is? this is so good for taking pictures underwater without diving.

25 Comments
2024/06/12
11:15 UTC

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AI-based photoeditors for newbies?

I am completely new to both underwater photography and photo editing. I am looking for a simple editing program for basic underwater photos. Preferably something that is based on AI. I have no interest in learning in-depth Photoshop, etc. All I am really looking for is a good (and preferably not very expensive) program to automatically adjust colors, white balance, contrast, and make minor changes. Do you have any tips for a beginner?

6 Comments
2024/06/12
02:27 UTC

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Insta360

Is it worth getting an insta360 for casual underwater photos?

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2024/06/11
18:29 UTC

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Upgrade worth it?

Hey, I’m a beginner underwater photographer and have been using the Olympus Tg6 with a backscatter wide angle lens for the last 2 years. Now I got a really good deal on a Nikon Z6 camera from a friend of mine. Would it be worth it to upgrade to the Z6? I would need the underwater housing, which is quite expensive for the Z6, but the camera itself I can get for a few hundred bucks. Has anyone experience with the Z6 and can give advice? Thanks

8 Comments
2024/06/11
14:40 UTC

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Snorkeling the Diving Site at Blue Heron Bridge From Shore (Sunken Ships)

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2024/06/11
13:25 UTC

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Manta Ray NIGHT Snorkel | My Kona Adventures Snorkel Tour Big Island Hawaii

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2024/06/10
15:05 UTC

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Beginner Setup

Im very new to the topic of underwater photography and i dont think that i will have a pretty deep dive into the topic and keep it more of a vacation hobby, as i live far away from the sea and i only go snorkeling. Im already into photography and last year a friend of mine lent me a cheap actioncam and i realised that i liked photographing underwater aswell which is why i want to expand my setup a little. So far my setup is: A6000 and A7ii with a Tamron 20mm 2.8, Sony FE50mm 1.8 and a Sony GM85 1.4. I want to keep the costs low so from my point of view the options are:

-SeaFrog case for the a6000 or A7ii. Unfortunately i sold my kit lenses so i think i have to buy a new one.

-GoPro Hero11/12 with light Mod

-Cheap Action cam with a very good light?

-Case for smartphone. So i dont like shooting with a Smartphone, which is why i dont own a Smartphone with a good camera, but i thinkt that most smartphones will differ that much from a GoPro?

What do you think is the best Option, what are your thoughts or so you have better ideas?

7 Comments
2024/06/10
13:18 UTC

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Florida's Best Tropical Beach (Crystal Clear Water)

7 Comments
2024/06/10
12:28 UTC

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Sony A6300 set up

Hello everyone!

Let me start off by introducing myself. I'm a underwater photographer. Started in 2022 with UW but actually started with Wildlife Photography in 2018.

Now when I started it was just with my iPhone 13 in a SeaLife SportDiver housing which I must say works amazingly. Low light and everything I've put it through. But I'm at the point where I want an upgrade and more control over my photos. So for my 21st birthday at the end of the month I'm going to get a A6300 with the 16-50 mm kit lens all in a flat port Seafrogs Salted Line A6xxx housing. All to start off with.

Which is more that what I need for a "beginner" in the mirrorless UW photography field. (I do want this as a career and am currently studying marine biology to add to my portfolio)

Now I've watched and read hundreds of reviews on the housing and camera but I can't find a specific answer to my problem.

Whic settings should I use to set up the camera? I know the settings I'll obviously use to take the pictures but I mean more of setting it up. What all should I do, what should I change and what do you recommend if you have any knowledge using a A6300 or something equivalent?

Thanks again and best of luck in the water!!!

18 Comments
2024/06/08
12:02 UTC

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Anybody have the AF 12mm F/2.0 Sony E

And is it good for underwater photography with a A6300 in a seafrogs housing

Edit* SAMYANG AF 12mm F/2.0 Sony E

14 Comments
2024/06/08
07:10 UTC

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Tuhua Seacave - NZ

1 Comment
2024/06/07
02:46 UTC

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Paradise Springs [Florida]

I see your Mexican cenotes and raise you Florida

0 Comments
2024/06/06
15:08 UTC

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Juvenile rockmover wrasse, Hawaii

Probably the worst/hardest fish I’ve ever photographed

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2024/06/06
06:16 UTC

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Turtle coming close

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2024/06/05
16:56 UTC

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Arrow Crab

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2024/06/05
15:47 UTC

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Bearded Toadfish

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2024/06/05
15:42 UTC

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Turneffe Atoll

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2024/06/05
15:40 UTC

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Never hold ur breath

Mr turtle here is demonstrating the first rule in diving

2 Comments
2024/06/05
14:23 UTC

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