Tips For Taking Better Aquarium Pictures

Are your aquarium pictures always turning out blue, even when the colors appear bright and vibrant to your eyes? Here are a few tricks you can use to cut out the blue and bring color back to your images. Gel…

New Imaging Technique Could Help to Correct ‘Inaccurate’ Coral Photos

Taking photos while diving with the artifacts of water color and turbidity makes underwater photography one of the most challenging tasks. Often times you either have to bring your own daylight flashlights underwater, and or correct the ‘white balance’ while…

Pelagic Blackwater Diving With Pro photographer Jeff Milisen

Pelagic Blackwater The translation of the word PHOTOGRAPHY from Latin would be; “to draw with light”, and our guest produces astonishing portraits of seldom seen animals in the pitch-black waters off the Kona coast of Hawaii. We sat down with…

Diving into Underwater Cameras

This article is a bit of a departure from the typical reef aquarium topics I cover. Photography is a big part of Tidal Gardens, and sometimes we like to take the camera underwater. To do that, we need an underwater…

Friday Smorgasbord: Printed coral, catching waves and more

It is hard to believe it is December already, but here we are with the first Friday Smorgasbord on December. We’ve been a bit light on the Smorgi posts of late as I’ve been taking care of our new little…

Underwater microscope catches incredible coral images on the reef

Scientists have developed a new microscope that allows them to get up close and personal with corals in their natural environment without having to remove them from the reef. The high-powered digital microscope was developed by a team at UC…

So a fish walks into a jellyfish…

OK, so it didn’t exactly walk in, but photographer Tim Samuel caught this shocking image of a fish swallowed whole by a jellyfish in Byron Bay, Australia. The photographer documented the struggle managing to capture a few images he posted online.…

Edelkrone StandPLUS wants to make your tripod obsolete

The new Edelkrone StandPLUS is one of those inventions where you wonder why somebody didn’t come up with it earlier. Many of us in the hobby are just natural tinkerers and have learned over the years sometimes you have to…

Silent Sunday: Enjoy these photos by Vincent Chalias

Some days we relish the long content heavy post, other days we seek comfort in those filled with whimsy. But not today. Today we speak not, and live vicariously through these incredible underwater photos by Vincent Chalias.

Understanding the photography triad: ISO, aperture and shutter speed

As aquarium owners, we are often very proud of our creations and want to capture them in pictures. Perhaps it’s that Acropora that you’ve been growing, or that fish that you love so much. Photography is a great way to…