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24 Feb 2023
This week: Self-proclaimed river junkie Fritz Liechti shares his tips for freshwater diving and photography in Switzerland and beyond, at less than half the cost of the Canon RF 100mm, is the RF 85mm Macro too good to be true? Underwater Photographer of the Year 2023 announces its winners, we say hello to our newest Ambassador David Gutteridge, plus the secret to underwater photography with Olympus and Panasonic cameras.
17 Feb 2023
This week why manual white balance is imperative to underwater video and everything you need to know about custom white balance to achieve the best results, the best Canon RF-mount lenses for every situation underwater, rigorous but rewarding cold water macro photography in southern California, we welcome Fritz Liechti as our newest ambassador, and setting up TTL Underwater Strobes for Canon R7 and R10.
10 Feb 2023
This week Tara Roberts shares the story that led her to Diving With a Purpose, searching for sunken slave ships, uncovering history and learning to heal, Ikelite customer Lior Berman shares his photos from last week's liveaboard trip in the Exumas, journey through the stars with our Astrophotography cheat sheet, watch as a giant Pacific octopus tries to take a Canon EOS R6 II and Ikelite housing back to its den, and setting up the Canon R10 Underwater Housing with kit lens.
3 Feb 2023
This week Ikelite Ambassador Luca Martinez has gone viral sharing the hidden beauty of the Everglades and what's at stake if we don't protect this misunderstood ecosystem, Canon EOS R10 underwater photo gallery plus why it's one of our favorite systems to shoot right now, what makes Wakatobi a bucket list dive destination, announcing the Sony a7R V underwater housing, and setting up the Olympus TG-6 with fisheye lens.
27 Jan 2023
This week everything you need to know about TTL and setting up strobes for your Canon R10 and R7 cameras, a camera settings cheat sheet for octopus underwater photography, our latest curated list of underwater photography podcasts to keep you informed and entertained, and our must-have underwater housing accessory.
20 Jan 2023
This week get your Canon R10 Housing + Camera kit out of the box and underwater right away with our simple assembly guide, find out why Ken Kiefer loves the Canon R5 for photographing sharks, we talk gear and getting the shot with some of the winners of the 11th annual Ocean Art photo contest, and surf photography with the Sony a7 IV.
13 Jan 2023
This week Ikelite Ambassador Glenn Ostle takes us on a trip from Cabo to La Paz photographing sea lions and schools of fish, we stack up all the facts so you can decide: Canon R10 or Canon R7 for underwater photo and video use, a guide to photographing salmon runs, our Sony a7R V update kit is released, and the #1 thing we DON'T want you to do to your strobe battery pack.
6 Jan 2023
This week if swimming with sharks in South Africa wasn't thrilling enough Ikelite Ambassador Matt Jacobs adds teaching to his list, Ikelite video producer Logan Wood explains why the Sony a7R V is a hybrid shooters dream and why you might already own the housing, Ikelite customer Les Rotkiewicz dances with dragons (of the nudibranch variety), and our video guide to easy zoom gear installation.
30 Dec 2022
This week white balance is essential to great underwater photos we break down the when and how to utilizing this powerful tool, turn your lens toward the sky on your next dive trip with our lunar photography how-to article, Ikelite Customer Anton Julien is making life a dive, and our DO's and DON'Ts for 200DL and 50DL underwater housing set-up.
23 Dec 2022
This week our ultimate cheat sheet on underwater frog and tadpole photography, announcing the much anticipated Canon EOS R7 Underwater Housing, why we love the new Canon EOS R6 II and why we think you will too, exciting underwater housing compatibility for the OM System OM-5, a last minute gift idea for your dive buddy, and a video breakdown of what NOT to do to your strobe battery pack.
16 Dec 2022
This week Dr. Austin Greene is on a mission to revolutionize the study of coral reefs and he uses DS230 Strobes to help share his story, the 4th installment of our Favorite Underwater Photography Podcasts to help entertain you through the holiday season, a product announcement for the Canon EOS R6 II, retired Army vet Manny Isbell shares his customer photos, there's only a few spots left to join our Ikelite dive cruise through the Exumas, and our video break down on the 5 situations underwater where you'll need strobes.
9 Dec 2022
This week take your images to the next level with Ikelite Ambassador Kristina Sherk as she shows you how to utilize the top 5 new time-saving features in Lightroom, we share our 2022 holiday gift guide so you can be your dive buddy's favorite gift giver, Gary Williams took his Canon 5D Mark IV underwater to go swimming with whales, and our secret weapon for underwater photography with Olympus and Panasonic cameras.
2 Dec 2022
This week Fritz Liechti experimented with his camera underwater in Canada during the sockeye salmon run and shares what it's taught him about honing his craft (and yours too), Ikelite VP John Brigham provides a step-by-step guide to installing the ever popular Sony 16-35mm F4 Zoom Gear, whether you love macro or wide angle flathead crocodilefish are a great subject and we've got a Cheat Sheet about them for you, Aaron Speare goes cave diving in Oahu, and the ultimate video explaining why you need strobes underwater.
18 Nov 2022
This week: we do a deep dive on all the lessons we learned during our first underwater pool photoshoot with expert tips from Ikelite Ambassadors, a rundown of the best new products to come out in Fall of 2022 with a sneak peek at our Ikelite headquarters, Sony a1 photo gallery full review and results, Ikelite customer Marjorie Cohen took a trip to Moorea to photograph humpback whales, plus Steve Miller and Nirupam Nigam sit down post-dive to discuss their reactions to shooting with the OM System OM-1 camera underwater.
4 Nov 2022
This week: Why strobes are so important- yes, even on a sunny day, environmental documentarians Anna and Florentin Züst-Schlatter share their latest short film and photos, make your life easier with 3 custom settings for the Canon R5, introducing our newest ambassador Bruce Hall - a legally blind photographer and disability advocate, plus TTL explained in 60 seconds.
21 Oct 2022
This week we do a deep dive on the anemonefish circus: the where, how, and why of photographing anemone and their clownfish plus the science of their symbiosis, why we love the RC1 for Olympus and Panasonic cameras, Featured Customer Nick Grippo shares his passion for underwater photography, an updated list of Photo Contests to enter today, plus the short and sweet on sunlight vs. strobes.
14 Oct 2022
This week Ikelite Ambassador Josh Blank heads underwater in Australia to photograph sea turtles and reviews the DS230 strobes, why we love the Olympus TG-6 for a family-friendly beach vacation, Featured Customer Austin Leathers shares photos from his project "Man in the Sea" documenting underwater workers, and Ikelite Photo Guru Steve Miller's favorite dive spot.
2022 Oct 7
This week Ikelite photo guru Steve Miller discusses HDR Photography and its potential applications underwater, we do a deep dive on all the technical specs of the OM System OM-1 camera, the Ikelite crew is hopping aboard the Aqua Cat and you're invited, the essential underwater housing accessory and why we love it, and an FYI night diving.
30 Sep 2022
This week Ikelite's social media director jumps underwater and behind the lens to try a pool photoshoot for the first time, Ikelite customer Esther White soaks up sunbeams in the cenotes of Mexico, join Jacques de Vos for a once in a lifetime expedition to photograph orcas under the northern lights, Ikelite VP John Brigham shares the how-to guide on setting up strobes with the DL5 DS Link TTL Converter, and Steve Miller shares his favorite whale shark experience.
23 Sep 2022
This week, an Insider's Guide to every shark lover's dream dive destination, customer Tom Pera fulfills his underwater photography dreams of traveling the world, Ikelite VP John Brigham does a deep dive on assembling the Canon R5 housing, and the value of saving all your images - even the ones you don't like.
16 Sep 2022
This week Douglas Klug's Underwater Cathedrals is your virtual dive and photography guide to the kelp forests in Southern California, we share our top three favorite lenses for shooting the Canon R5 underwater, a how-to guide on removing backgrounds in Adobe Express, Jessica Alexanderson and Eric Askilsrud have their underwater images on exhibit at the MaST Aquarium Art Museum, and our quick tips for macro photography.
9 Sep 2022
This week French photographer Caroline Lantrès uses the beauty of water to tell her clients' stories, Bryant Turffs helps create new technology to promote manta ray conservation and education efforts, Ikelite Ambassador Kristina Sherk is offering a free virtual seminar on how to edit photos using Adobe® Lightroom, and we weigh in on the strobes vs video lights debate.
2 Sep 2022
This week wildlife photographer Peter Mangolds takes his camera underwater to explore the under-realized views of Grand Teton National Park, an FYI on the incredibly easy maintenance of DS Strobe battery packs, environmental explorer Klaus Thymann discovers a new manatee habitat and creates a call to action with his short documentary, and the secret to aiming your strobes explained in 60 seconds.
26 Aug 2022
This week Ikelite Ambassador Matt Jacobs shares his journey to the Wild Coast to catch the sardine run, Canon's mirrorless equivalent to the Rebel SL3 may finally be here, customer Frank Belvin shares his favorite images from Bonaire and beyond, and some quick tips on photographing turtles.
19 Aug 2022
This week Ikelite Ambassador Charlotte Bories shares the psychology and physiology behind a successful freediving photoshoot, our step-by-step guide to updating your Canon R5 firmware, customer Drew Stuckey shares the natural beauty of the Southeastern United States, and when to use a Compact 8" Dome.