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Welcome to the advanced underwater photography section!
With the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and PT-EP14 housing, we can offer a compact solution for professional and experienced underwater photographers. Those who regard underwater photography as more than a hobby will know about the common challenges when taking pictures under water, like backscatter, diminishing light at lower depths and the importance of lens quality. The PT-EP14 is the only housing featuring an exchangeable lens port system that gives access to a wide range of lenses perfectly fitting to advanced underwater photography including the remarkable M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm 1:1.8 Fisheye PRO.
All our Visionaries are great fans of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II which gives them the chance to capture amazing images up to 60m deep. Read more about them and their journeys with the OM-D E-M1 Mark II on our Blog.
David & Melanie Benz - Olympus Visionaries
“We are married adventurers. Diving and traveling experts, we regularly tour our blue planet. Whether behind or in front of the camera, water is our element. Distant lands, the depths of the ocean - it is the fascination of the unknown that captivates and drives us at the same time. As photographers and authors, we have come to know and love most of the oceans over time. From Papua New Guinea to Raja Ampat, from Japan to Indonesia to the sunny Caribbean, we travel the most beautiful dive sites on earth. In fact: our job is the ocean, a place that could not be more beautiful. With the founding of Art & Water Photography in 2010 we realized a dream. More a life's work than a job with a lot of commitment and a heart for the beauty of our oceans.”
Ann Karin Matberg - Olympus Visionary
My heart and soul have always been drawn towards the sea. Underwater you find a quiet and surprising world, full of colors, beautiful and strange animals, odd collaborations and interesting encounters. For me diving is the perfect match of mindfulness and meditation. It gives me peace like nothing else. Hovering under water, completely weightless, peeking into a world few people know, getting to understand the animals and their behavior – nothing can beat that!
Juan José Sáez Méndez - Olympus Visionary
I am a shark enthusiast. I have photographed different species in several locations of the world: white sharks on Isla de Guadalupe, whale and gray sharks in the Maldives, Caribbean and silky sharks in Cuba, Longimanus and foxes in the Red Sea, black and white tips in Sipadán, hammerhead sharks in Baja California, etc.
"Photography is a creative discipline like any other art form and if you want your work to be interesting, within the subjectivity of art, you have to be able to isolate a part of the whole to create the image.
Niklas Nilsson - Olympus Visionary
I’m a nature photographer all way out in the fingertips. From childhood to present time my passion for the nature has driven my photography further, both above and below the water surface! The underwater world has always fascinated me, no matter if there is a small pond or a great ocean, you will find amazing wildlife there. For me, underwater photography is more than just a way to take great photos. It's about showing non-diving people a hidden world and make them aware of the amazing variety of wildlife that our waters contain. I have just recently switched to the OM-D E-M1 Mark II to capture this beauty. It has fully convinced me with its features but also, the TG-5 regularly accompanies me on my travels and the workshops I'm hosting.
See here some of the most important products to have in your bag when going diving with your photo equipment.
The MyOLYMPUS Academy gives you access to useful tutorials so you can get the most out of your underwater equipment. Learn how to set up your camera for underwater photography and how to reach all the relevant settings with ease.
How deep can I dive with the PT-056 underwater housing? How often do I have to replace the O-ring? - We have answers for the most frequently asked questions on Olympus underwater equipment right here in our Q&A section.
In this Dive Blog our Visionaries share interesting stories on their latest trips but also experiences about amazing diving spots all over the world as well as some information about their underwater photo equipment.
You would like to visit the next underwater fair in your country or you are looking for a workshop with one of our Visionaries? Check out the events section and see which activities take place all over Europe.