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999 | 2020-04-30T08:00-08:00

Go Ask Erin - Free Live Events and On Demand Training

With the unexpected gift of time to spare, Erin Quigley of Go Ask Erin is thrilled to announce Go Ask Erin Free Live Events and On Demand Training, in partnership with Joel and Jennifer Penner of Newm...

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400 | 2021-07-27T00:00-07:00

GoPro HERO 9 Best Underwater Photography Settings

The GoPro HERO9 is one of the most compact and easy-to-use cameras for capturing 4K video underwater. It’s also great for photo shooters who want simplicity with easy point-and-shoot operation. Our te...

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375 | 2021-03-03T00:00-08:00

Testing the Z CAM E2 at Georgia Aquarium

Our friends at Georgia Aquarium reached out to us about their needs for a new underwater video system as part of their new immersive underwater shark experience. After discussing the needs of the proj...

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350 | 2021-02-11T00:00-08:00

Olympus TG-6 and Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light Demo Reel—How it Was Shot

Olympus TG-6 and Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light Demo Reel—How it Was Shot

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300 | 2020-11-30T00:00-08:00

Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 – How To Guide

This how-to guide will give you the highlights of the instruction manual in video format. If you’re new to the Backscatter Macro Wide 4300, be sure to check out our comprehensive article on the featur...

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200 | 2020-11-11T00:00-07:00

Olympus PEN E-PL10 Best Underwater Camera Settings & Gear

The Olympus E-PL10 is one of our favorite mirrorless underwater camera systems. We’ve already called it the Best Bang For Your Buck in Underwater Photography in our comprehensive review, and now we’re...

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100 | 2020-07-01T00:00-07:00

The Zen of Underwater Strobe Placement

Over the years I have taught thousands of people how to shoot underwater. By far the number 1 question I am asked is “Where do I put my strobes?” My simple Zen master answer to the student is always, ...

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50 | 2018-04-26T00:00-07:00

Olympus TG-6 Best Underwater Camera Settings

The Olympus TG-6 has been a popular camera for divers looking for a compact and affordable way to shoot both photos and video underwater. Here’s a quick look at our favorite settings for macro photo a...

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10 | 2018-04-26T00:00-07:00

Olympus TG-5 Best Underwater Camera Settings

The Olympus TG-5 has been a popular camera for divers looking for a compact and affordable way to shoot both photos and video underwater. Here’s a quick look at our favorite settings for macro photo a...

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| 2020-07-28T00:00-07:00

Stingrays Underwater Photo Tips for Little Cayman

Hi there! My name is Tiago Peixoto and you can find me shooting in Little Cayman as the Backscatter Photo Pro for the Reef Divers Photo Center. Little Cayman is truly a fantastic place for underwater ...

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| 2020-06-17T00:00-07:00

Frogfish Underwater Photo Tips For Lembeh

Lembeh Resort is a luxurious boutique resort situated in a private cove on Lembeh Island. Within the resort you will find the Authorized Backscatter Photo Centre where our Backscatter trained staff wi...

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| 2020-05-07T00:00-07:00

Free Live Q&A Seminars

Join Backcatter’s Robin Dodd and Special Guests as they detail what it takes to capture spectacular underwater images. We will use a series of photos to dive into all aspects of underwater photography...

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| 2020-04-15T00:00-07:00

Manta Underwater Photo Tips For Socorro

Positioned in the Pacific, 240 nautical miles off the southwest coast of Baja you can find a magical place like no other: the Revillagigedo Archipelago, also known as the Socorro Islands. This protect...

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| 2019-07-26T00:00-07:00

Top 5 Tips From a BBC Underwater Filmmaker

Only a handful of people become a world-renowned underwater videographer for the BBC. Backscatter asked our dear friend and client Roger Munns to break down his greatest tips for inspiring filmmakers...

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| 2017-05-30T00:00-07:00

Shark Diving off of San Diego with Joe Platko

If one were to think of diving opportunities in California, most people would instantly imagine lush kelp forests and invertebrate covered boulders. But off of San Diego lies another kind of experienc...

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0 | 2017-03-16T00:00-07:00

Breaking Down A Viral Clip Success

Monterey locals Connor Gallager and Patrick Webster recently had a smash hit clip take the Internet by storm. Their footage of an intense standoff between an Octopus and Crab with a surprise twist end...

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0 | 2016-12-19T00:00-08:00

Shooting The Deep Wrecks of Presque Isle with Bradley Sheard

The chilly water off Presque Isle, Michigan is home to a unique aggregation of intact wooden sailing ships, many with masts still standing, resting serenely on the bottom. Hundreds of wrecks have succ...

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0 | 2016-09-02

Socorro Islands and Big Animal Shooting with Michelle Manson

Big fish, mantas, sharks, dolphins and even whales make their home on these islands. You won’t find a hotel or any signs of civilization here. The islands are accessible only by liveaboard boat. I was...

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0 | 2016-07-11

Split Photography Tips: A View Of Two Worlds

Split shots are one of the more difficult shots in underwater photography. Here are our top tips to get you going for success.

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0 | 2016-07-11

California Kelp Forests with Howard Hall

Backscatter pro client Howard Hall shares his stunning footage of giant kelp forests and his top shooting techniques.

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0 | 2016-07-11

Swimming With The Giants Of Baja with Erick Higuera

Backscatter pro client Erick Higuera shares his stunning footage of amazing animals of Baja and his top shooting techniques.

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0 | 2016-07-11

Amazing Macro Critters with Dustin Adamson

Backscatter pro client Dustin Adamson shares his macro footage as well tips and shooting techniques in this interview.

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| 2016-07-11

Manta Flight with Berkley White

Berkley White, owner of Backscatter, shares his meditation on mantas and top shooting techniques.

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0 | 2016-07-08

Fluorescence Photo And Video with Jeff Honda

Underwater photographer, Jeff Honda, offers insight on how he shoots his amazing underwater fluorescence videos and photos.

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0 | 2016-06-10

Rear Curtain Sync - Put motion in your underwater photography

The team here at Backscatter is celebrating recent advances in TTL circuitry for underwater housings. You can read a summary of these new options in our TTL roundup article. Personally, I’m most exc...

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| 2016-05-10

Sola Lights - Tips and Troubleshooting

The Light & Motion Sola line is one of the best and simplest underwater imaging lights ever created. It is one of our best sellers and performs consistently well under challenging conditions to he...

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0 | 2015-12-31

How to Assemble an Underwater Camera System - Aluminum Compact

This video tutorial walks you through the assembly of an aluminum compact underwater camera system.

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0 | 2015-03-20T00:00-07:00

How to Assemble an Flex Arms

This video tutorial walks you through the assembly of Flex Arms within your underwater camera system.

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0 | 2015-02-03

Go Ask Erin - Dial-A-Blue - Lightroom Tutorial

Q: My picture was shot in the Caribbean, but the water is far from Caribbean blue. What can I do in Lightroom to help it?
A: One of my favorite techniques to adjust water color is by slidin...

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0 | 2014-10-19

5 Tips For Better Underwater Macro Video Shooting

With full HD 1080 60p at 50 megabits per second, you have a lot of latitude with the Sony RX100 Mark III camera for video.

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0 | 2014-08-19

Go Ask Erin - Repositioning Strobes in Post - Lightroom Tutorial

Q: I was lucky enough to get close to a Giant Black Sea Bass, but my lighting is all over the place. Is there a way to even it out in post? A: You're gonna love this one. The Graduated and Radial...

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0 | 2014-07-24

Taking the Jump From Stills to Video

Rob Duncan has always had an interest in shooting video, but as a still shooter, the whole process has always intimidated him. The shooting and post processing that go into making a great video seeme...

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0 | 2014-07-23

Sunballs - 7 Illuminating Tips to Get Better Shots

Though they are beautiful to see underwater and they add a stunning element to your underwater photos, sun balls can be tricky, as you'll be shooting at the limits of your camera's capabilit...

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0 | 2014-05-27

The Best DSLR Camera Settings for Underwater Photos

Let's face it, while today's DSLR cameras have tons of features and menu items for customization, that can be overwhelming to the new shooter, or to one who makes only a couple of dive trips...

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0 | 2014-05-20

Underwater Camera Equipment Storage - Extend the Life of Your Gear

How should your gear be stored? Wet or dry? Batteries in or out? Here are a few tips that will help you extend the life of your gear, and make sure it's ready to go when you are.

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0 | 2014-04-23

Mastering Macro Underwater

Generally, anything small enough to fit within a 5-by-7-inch area is considered macro. Lots of subjects fall into this category — fish, crustaceans, abstract details and more. Photographing subjects t...

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0 | 2014-04-14

5 Tips For Pro-Looking Photos From Your Compact Camera System

Shooting in RAW, adding a strobe, taking control of your exposure, getting closer, and using macro mode will be discussed in these 5 tips to get professional looking photos from your compact camera sy...

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0 | 2014-03-24

Wide-Angle – Easy Tips for Underwater Photos

Anything that’s larger than a basketball should be considered a wide-angle subject. By using a wide lens with at least 100 degrees of coverage, you can get within inches to a few feet of your subject ...

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0 | 2014-03-17

Flying With Your Underwater Camera System – 6 Tips To Ease Travel Stress

Travel is an important part of being a well-rounded underwater photographer or videographer. But the rigors of the road can play hell on sensitive equipment. Here are some tips to get your gear safely...

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0 | 2014-02-25

Strobe Placement & 8 Easy Tips for Lighting with Your Subjects

One of the most frequent underwater photography questions I hear is, "Where do I put my strobes?" While there is no single solution that works for every situation— and rules are meant to be ...

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0 | 2014-02-04

Go Ask Erin - Photoshop: Fixing the pose on an underwater model

Q: My model's pose didn't turn out exactly as I would have liked it. Is there something I can do in post to alter her position?
A: Yes, but you have to go to Photoshop to do it. P...

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0 | 2014-01-26

Underwater Camera Housing Maintenance – Tips to keep your investment safe and running...

Maintenance of O-rings is very important to keep your system from experiencing the “F” word, and by the “F” word I mean flood. There is no hard and fast rule on how often they need to be maintained.

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0 | 2013-10-20

Go Ask Erin - Video Editing in Lightroom 5 - Tutorial

Q: I'm a still shooter, but have amassed a bunch of video clips that I have no idea what to do with. I don't want to learn new software just for video. What can I do with video in Lightroom?...

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0 | 2013-07-04

Go Ask Erin - Creating Focus - Lightroom 5 Tutorial

Q: This picture was taken with my old camera gear, but I've never captured as good a pose. How can I perfect this shot? Color? Sharpening?
A: Color and Selective Sharpening will help, ...

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0 | 2013-04-25

Go Ask Erin - Black & White Conversion - Lightroom Tutorial

Q: It was such an exciting moment when I took this shot, but the picture itself looks dull. How can I make it more dramatic?
A: Convert it to Black and White, and knock out the background t...

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0 | 2013-04-25

Go Ask Erin - Content Aware Fill - Photoshop Tutorial

Q: Shoot. I just missed getting the whole gill into the picture. Is there a way to add some room to the edge?
A: You Betcha. Many, many ways. And not all of them pretty. The quickest and ea...

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0 | 2013-04-21

Go Ask Erin - White Balance and Color - Lightroom Tutorial

Q: My Manta shot has funky saturation and color... Where do I start?
A: Start with White Balance and the HSL sliders in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw

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0 | 2013-04-20

Introducing Go Ask Erin

Our in-house expert Erin Quigley will answer your Lightroom and Photoshop questions in a series of online video tutorials, using images submitted by YOU!

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0 | 2013-04-19

Go Ask Erin Image Uploader

Submit your image using the Image Uploader for a chance to have it featured in a Go Ask Erin video.

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0 | 2010-12-10T00:00-07:00

Nauticam Tutorial Videos

Nauticam has created a great series of tutorial videos demonstrating their unique design features. As new videos become available, we will add them to this article.

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