Shrimp Festival Winners Underwater Photography Contest

The second edition of the Deepblu.com / Scubashooters.net jointly organized festival has just finished. This edition’s theme was Shrimp. First place went to the beautiful hairy shrimp framed by Leon Haoqin Zhao, second place by Tianhong Wang and thirs place by Gyno Simus.     Several hundred photos have been submitted from dozens… Continue reading

Underwater tour in the Philippines The paradise of macro photography

Underwater Philippines Panorama

February 2015. I receive a private message on Facebook by Jerome Kim, underwater photographer of international renown and well known for its beautiful super-macro shooting, or that type of photography where the magnification of the subject and ‘above 1 : 1. Jerome has organized and invites me to join the… Continue reading

Double exposure technique Tips for equipment and technique to start

double exposure technique

What is multiple exposure: Before you start talking about multiple exposure you need to make a necessary and indispensable clarification. There are two ways to get two or more exposures on a frame: The first is described in detail in this article and is the only one that allows for… Continue reading

Shark Diving in Grand Bahama Meet the sharks in Tiger Beach and create unique photos

Shark diving in Tiger Beach

There are few places in the world favored by shark divers as much as the area off of Grand Bahama known as Tiger Beach. And it is easy to see why – close interactions with tiger sharks, lemon sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, and nurse sharks are practically guaranteed; shallow depths… Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 6 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving at HMS Stubborn

This is another part of our special articles about Thecnical Diving. Read also [Part 1] [Part 2][Part 3][Part 4.1][Part 4.2][Part 5] After our last course the wrecks of a.o. Malta and Croatia have been our playground, building experience and confidence until the dives worked like clockwork, letting us fully enjoy the… Continue reading

Lights, Camera, Action! The importance of light in underwater photography

Of course there is no substitute for adequate working knowledge of the camera system, and a good eye for composition is a bonus, but the key factor in creating dynamic, creative and impactful underwater images is understanding the light. Learning and understanding how light falls on the subject and having… Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 5 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving descent

This is another part of our special articles about Thecnical Diving. Read also [Part 1] [Part 2][Part 3][Part 4.1][Part 4.2] As you may have read in the previous posts, all members of Team Pitch Blue managed to pass the brutal T1 course. Amazingly enough, the whole team stayed together after that… Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 4.2 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving - on the surface

This is another part of our special articles about Technical Diving. Read also [Part 1] [Part 2][Part 3][Part 4.1] After successfully finishing the first part of the T1 course in Croatia, of which you have been able to read all the ups and downs in the last post, we could start… Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 4.1 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

On the boate to our technical diving

This is another part of our special articles about Technical Diving. Read also [Part 1] [Part 2][Part 3] It’s October 2012, 05:00 a.m. As quietly as possible I try to get out of my bed without waking my (then) pregnant wife. As all fathers know: waking up a pregnant woman is… Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 3 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving

This is the third part of our special articles about Technical Diving. Read also [Part 1] [Part 2] In this third part things are getting more serious. This is where the actual courses start: with the Intro to Tech / Fundamentals. This basic training is intended for everyone who wants to… Continue reading