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, mirrorless camera 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

 

Joseph Tepper | Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Joe is an award-winning photojournalist specializing in underwater, nature, and travel imagery. He began working in the underwater photography industry at age 20. 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.

 

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 the 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.

 

Daniel Norwood | Editor

Dan is an entrepreneur from the UK who for the past decade has been successfully managing his construction company in London whilst also traveling extensively and working as a freelance underwater photographer. He has been a regular contributor to popular scuba diving magazines and websites, and is known for his love of big animal photography, especially sharks.

Together with his partner, biologist Elena Salim Haubold, he runs a shark conservation project based in the Caribbean called Shark Business. Their goal is to set up a shark diving operation that provides exciting encounters with sharks in their natural environment, in a responsible and sustainable way. instagram.com/dan_norwood

 

Matthew Sullivan | Photo Editor

Matt is an underwater photographer based in Florida. He has been a contributor to DPG since 2019 and joined the team officially in 2023. Matt also works as a shark diving professional in South Florida and a guide at the world-famous Blue Heron Bridge.

He handles the Photographer of the Week feature, social media, and gear reviews. When he’s not underwater, Matt can usually be found tromping around looking for frogs and snakes. 9milesnorth.com

 

Nicolas Remy | Field Editor

Nicolas is a freelance underwater photographer based in Sydney, Australia. His images have won more than 35 international awards and are frequently published in print and digital media. A collaborator with various diving and photography equipment manufacturers, he is known for his detailed, insightful reviews. He is also a seasoned travel writer.

In 2023, Nicolas founded The Underwater Club, a first-of-its-kind online underwater photography school and community, offering 40 self-paced e-learning lessons, monthly events, and exclusive deals from club partners. instagram.com/nicolaslenaremy

 

Anita Verde and Peter Marshall | Field Editors

Anita and Peter are the husband-and-wife duo behind Summits to Seas. Based in Melbourne, Australia, they combine their love of underwater photography with writing to tell some of our ocean’s most important stories. Regular contributors to DPG since 2020, they have a passion for animal behavior and both wide-angle and macro photography. They are regular speakers at the ADEX Ocean Festival and have been awarded for their work as photographers and photojournalists in numerous international competitions. Alongside DPG, their work regularly features in publications such as Asian Diver, Scuba Diver, Asian Geographic, BBC Travel, Underwater Photography Magazine, Oceanographic Magazine, and Fodor’s Travel. When they’re not underwater, you’ll find them up a mountain somewhere. summitstoseasphotography.com

 

Lia Barrett | Field 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. liabarrettphotography.com

 

Alex Lindbloom | Field Editor

Alex is an award-winning underwater photographer and videographer originally from Boise, Idaho and Seattle in the USA. His work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, in various dive magazines, on display in the United Nations building in New York City, and even on a 100-foot monitor in one of Jakarta’s skyscrapers.

After leaving the States in 2010 to pursue film and photography in Asia, Alex quickly fell in love with the never-ending diversity of Indonesia, where he has lived and worked since 2013. alexlindbloom.com

 

Francesca Diaco | Field Editor

Francesca is a professional underwater photographer based in Roatán, Honduras, and the owner/operator of Roatán Underwater Photography, which specializes in personalized underwater photography training for all levels, including one-on-one mentoring, group classes, weeklong workshops and online training.

She also runs Fisheye Expeditions, which offers underwater photography expeditions to some of the world’s best diving destinations as well as customized gear advice and sales. Shooting professionally since 2006, Francesca publishes in a number of international magazines, websites and blogs. francescadiaco.com

 

Brandi Mueller | Field Editor

Brandi is obsessive about traveling, diving and all things photography. She spends most of her time as a freelance photographer, writer, scuba instructor or boat captain (and sometimes all of those at once). Her published work includes a book, The Airplane Graveyard: The Forgotten WWII Warbirds of Kwajalein Atoll; numerous articles in international magazines; and many articles and images online.

Brandi hosts underwater photography workshops and group dive travel, is an Ikelite Ambassador, a Kraken Sports Pro, and a member of the Ocean Artists Society. Her aim is to show how amazing and important the underwater world is, in hopes of inspiring conservation and preservation. brandiunderwater.com

 

Diego Garcia | Field Editor

At the age of 24, Diego was handed an underwater camera and whisked away on a 10-episode travel show across Southeast Asia. Now with 15 years experience, his work topside as a producer and as an underwater cameraman has appeared on Discovery Channel (e.g., Shark Week), National Geographic, Crime & Investigation (AETN), Channel News Asia, and more.

Diego has filmed in more than 25 countries, from whale sharks in Mozambique, to ancient rituals in Indonesia, to prisons in Mongolia. His first love is the ocean, specializing in underwater work as a PADI Divemaster and DCBC cameraman. DocumentaryTrips.com

 

Matt Weiss | Advisor

Matt began working at DPG in 2009 and purchased the company the following year. He was the publisher and editor-in-chief until 2020, when he sold the company to longtime colleague Joseph Tepper. Matt co-founded Scuba Diver Through The Lens, the world’s first international underwater photography print magazine, and also helped found the New York Underwater Photographic Society.

He currently works as a product lead at Google.

 

 

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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