DPG is a comprehensive underwater photography website and community for underwater photographers. Learn underwater photography techniques for popular digital cameras and specialized professional underwater equipment (wide angle, macro, super macro, lighting and work flow). Read latest news, explore travel destinations for underwater photography. Galleries of professional and amateur underwater photography including wrecks, coral reefs, undersea creatures, fashion and surfing photography.
Dive Photo Guide

About Us

DivePhotoGuide.com is a comprehensive underwater photography and videography resource and award-winning website for photographers and videographers of all levels. Features include underwater photography technique guides, travel and destination guides, photo galleries, equipment guides, daily news, product reviews, event calendars, competitions, and a community of over 50,000 underwater photographers and videographers from around the globe. Several times each year we also host DPG underwater photography expeditions.

Whether you use a point-and-shoot or a DSLR, shoot stills or video, use one strobe or two, are a wide-angle junkie or a macro fanatic, DPG will provide you with the content, features and community that will help make your time out of the water a little more interesting, keep you informed about the world of underwater photography, and help improve your skills.

It's free to join the DPG community, and we look forward to having you participate. Take a moment to set up a profile and share your images and leave feedback for others.


Team DPG


Matt Weiss | Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Matt has been working full time at DPG since 2009, and is the world’s only full-time underwater photography editor. Matt also helped found the New York Underwater Photographic Society.

Matt spends over a third of the year in the field shooting assignments and running workshops. In 2011, Matt co-founded Scuba Diver Through The Lens, the world’s first international underwater photography print magazine.
Ian Bongso-Seldrup | Managing Editor and Chief Operations Officer

After six years as a senior editor for a Singapore-based scientific book publisher, Ian became a freelance writer and editor in 2007. Since then, he has worked as an editor and writer for various clients around the world. 

In 2014, he joined DPG as Managing Editor, and a year later, took on an additional role of Chief Operating Officer. Ian handles production schedules, commissions and manages contributors, edits and proofreads copy, posts photo and dive news, sends out weekly E-newsletters, and works with advertisers.
Joseph Tepper | Editor
Joseph is an award-winning photojournalist specializing in underwater, nature, and travel imagery. He began working in the underwater photography industry at age 20 and is currently the Editor at DPG. With degrees in journalism and anthropology from New York University, he is most interested in documenting the interaction between humans and the ocean.
His stories and images have been featured in numerous publications, including Scuba Diving, Sport Diver, and Scuba Diver Ocean Planet. When not underwater, you can probably find him in the kitchen.
Lia Barrett | Photo Editor

Lia studied photography at New York City’s Parsons School of Design and has dabbled in various photographic disciplines since graduating in 2007. Her most recent assignments have highlighted the skills and stories surrounding freedivers. One of her dearest projects is the result of over 100 hours spent in a homemade submarine off of Honduras, documenting rarely seen and little-known creatures.

When she’s not juggling her roles as DPG Photo Editor, freelance photographer, and Creative Director of Prawno Apparel, Lia can usually be found dragging too much luggage through airports or attempting not to flood her housing.
Joanna Lentini | Field Editor

Joanna is an award-winning underwater and wildlife photographer, writer, and conservationist based in the New York City area. She holds a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Rider University and studied at the New York Institute of Photography. She is a PADI Master Scuba Diver and a member of the Ocean Artists Society.

Having lived in four countries across three continents, she has now visited close to 50 countries and logged hundreds of dives in diverse environments around the world, from the Arctic Ocean to the Coral Triangle. Through her imagery and writing she hopes to inspire others to get out and explore the last wild places on our blue planet.
Jason and Wendy Heller | Advisors

Jason founded DPG in 2005 and was the publisher until 2010 when the company was purchased by Matt Weiss, who was the Editor-in-Chief at the time. Jason was pivotal in establishing DPG as a leader in underwater photography media and travel early on. Together, Jason and Matt secured DPG's role as a staple in the global underwater photography community and scuba-diving industry.

Jason is an accomplished digital marketing agency entrepreneur, consultant, public speaker, author, and also a commercial photographer. Jason currently works with the team as an advisor to help ensure that both the underwater photography community and the dive industry are being served in order to grow the business.

Wendy is a founding member of the DPG team. She was a key part of the client relationship management efforts that helped DPG earn a client service centric reputation. She also helped manage select DPG related events and international competitions. Wendy is also a co-founder of the New York Underwater Photographic Society.

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