Alexey Zaytsev releases book for underwater photographers using the Olympus TG-6


“Underwater Pictures With Olympus TG-6. Manual and Practical Guide for Best Underwater Settings”

At first glance, the Olympus TG-Series may seem simple, compact cameras for beginners.  But it is not! In skilled hands, these cameras can take great photos.  Alexey Zaitsev, an experienced underwater photographer, and professional journalist have worked for several diving magazines in Russia. For many years he photographed only with “serious” photographic equipment, film, and digital SLR cameras of Nikon company.

Five years ago, he accidentally tried to take photos with the Olympus TG-4 camera. He was very surprised by this small camera’s capabilities and started using it as a second camera in all his expeditions. Then there was the TG-5, and the relationship between the photographer and the camera became even more reliable and closer. With the Olympus TG-6, he never leaves the camera and takes it on all his dives.  His extensive experience in underwater photography has helped him to master the TG’s controls perfectly. As it turns out, to get the best possible picture quality and manage it effectively underwater, you have to give up automatic presets. It works very well, and it is not a wrong solution if you are a novice photographer. But you will achieve the best result if you control the camera yourself.

Alexey wanted to share his experience of shooting with TG cameras and wrote the book  “Underwater Pictures With Olympus TG-6. Manual and Practical Guide for Best Underwater Settings” for this purpose.  It is the perfect underwater picture manual for anyone who wants to learn how to use the Olympus TG‑6 camera to capture unique underwater pictures and videos. With nearly 100 color images and pictures of scuba divers, this book provides clear, step-by-step lessons to get you out there with your  Olympus TG‑6 camera to document your dives and your underwater adventures. This underwater photography masterclass covers everything you need to know about using your Olympus TG‑6 camera. All underwater photos in this book, Alexey took in the waters of the Seychelles.

The book teaches you:

  • all unique Olympus TG‑6 settings specifically for underwater photography;
  • how to assemble a working kit using this camera;
  • “secret” recipes for all underwater situations and shooting genres:  macro and super macro, wide-angle, strobe and video light shooting, and video shooting.

The book “Underwater Pictures With Olympus TG-6: Manual аnd Practical Guide for Best Underwater Settings ” will be useful not only to scuba divers but also to those who dive underwater without scuba gear: snorkeling enthusiasts, underwater hunters, and freedivers. Though written specifically for the Olympus TG‑6 underwater camera, these tips and settings also apply to the Olympus TG-5 camera. The author, Alexey Zaytsev, is an ambassador for Olympus and a professional underwater photographer. He has extensive experience with Olympus cameras TG‑4, TG‑5, TG‑6, as well as mirrorless cameras in the OM-D series.

You can get this ebook for free with Amazon Kindle Unlimited:

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown

Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown are a husband and wife team of underwater photographers. Both have degrees in environmental biology from Manchester University, with Caroline also having a masters in animal behaviour. Nick is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in underwater wildlife photography and he also has a masters in teaching. They are passionate about marine conservation and hope that their images can inspire people to look after the world's seas and oceans. Their Manchester-based company, Frogfish Photography, offers a wide range of services and advice. They offer tuition with their own tailor made course - the Complete Underwater Photography Award. The modules of the course have been written to complement the corresponding chapters in Nick's own book: Underwater Photography Art and Techniques. They also offer equipment sales and underwater photography trips in the UK and abroad. For more information visit

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