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Step One to Improve Your Underwater Photography Results: RAW

RAW setting on camera LCD

Shoot in RAW

If your camera can save photos in RAW format but you are saving in jpeg then you need to read on. If you shoot in RAW but don’t know what to do next, then read on. If you don’t know whether or not you can save in RAW then check your camera settings – look for the menu item to do with the size images are saved as (or check your manual). Continue reading Step One to Improve Your Underwater Photography Results: RAW

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How to Choose a Diving Knife

Diving Knife

(This is an excerpt about diving knife options taken from Jonas Arvidsson’s book Diving Equipment: Choice, maintenance and function).

“If you look at the size of many diving knives you might be led to believe that they are primarily weapons. This is not the case, a diving knife is a tool used for picking, digging, and measuring. You face a minimal risk of entanglement underwater, so it is also useful for cutting yourself loose from fishing nets or line, and seaweed or kelp. For this reason, it is important to ensure the knife remains sharp and that it has a serrated edge since this is actually more useful underwater. Continue reading How to Choose a Diving Knife

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False Coral: Myriapora truncata

Myriapora truncata: false coral

No coral in the Mediterranean they said, but then you see this everywhere…. but dammit – it is a ‘fake’  🙁  called Myriapora truncata. Not to worry, it still looks interesting, especially if you have the benefit of a macro lens for your underwater camera. Continue reading False Coral: Myriapora truncata

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Finning Advice for Freedivers: Avoiding Some Common Mistakes

Finning advice for freedivers - knee rotation

The result of too much knee rotation: drag

This is just a snippet of finning advice, taken from Glass and Water: The Essential Guide to Freediving for Underwater PhotographyContinue reading Finning Advice for Freedivers: Avoiding Some Common Mistakes

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