Macro Underwater Photography

Macro photography generally refers to shooting small subjects at close range. When shooting macro underwater, we are usually shooting the ocean's smaller majority -- the little critters that  go unnoticed by many divers.

Often times it’s the picture of a strange critter that inspires the most “oohs and ahs” from unsuspecting audiences. Shooting macro forces us to slow down and observe the endless photo opportunities that surround us while diving. It is not uncommon for discerning underwater macro photographers to confine an entire dive to a small piece of reef due to ample macro opportunities within close proximity to one another.
Additionally, underwater macro photography is somewhat easier to get the hang of than wide angle, so it is a great place to start your journey into underwater photography, whether you have a DSLR or compact camera.


Introduction To Underwater Macro
An underwater photographer's guide to macro photography
Equipment Guide For Underwater Macro
A guide to choosing the right equipment for underwater macro photography
Lighting Guide To Underwater Macro
A guide to lighting for underwater macro photography
Tips And Techniques For Underwater Macro
Techniques and tips for underwater macro photography