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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 (Frogfish Photography) are a married couple of conservation driven underwater photo-journalists and authors. Both have honours degrees from Manchester University, in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively, with Nick being a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a former high school science teacher with a DipEd in Teaching Studies. Caroline has an MSc in Animal Behaviour specializing in Caribbean Ecology. They are multiple award-winning photographers and along with 4 published books, feature regularly in the diving, wildlife and international press They are the Underwater Photography and Deputy Editors at Scubaverse and Dive Travel Adventures. Winners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Photo-journalist of the Year for a feature on Shark Diving in The Bahamas, and they have been placed in every year they have entered. Nick and Caroline regularly use their free time to visit schools, both in the UK and on their travels, to discuss the important issues of marine conservation, sharks and plastic pollution. They are ambassadors for Sharks4Kids and founders of SeaStraw. They are supported by Mares, Paralenz, Nauticam and Olympus. To find out more visit

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Jeff chats to… Richard Corner from Mares about liveaboards and training with SSI (Watch Video)



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Dive on with DIVER Magazine’s December 2020 issue



DIVER aren’t calling it the Christmas issue because that’s all up in the air but their theme is full of cheer – underwater treasures to be found in our own backyards!

  • Be The Champ! Special: An extended 100th edition of Alex Mustard’s revered monthly column – with the cream of underwater photographers contributing their own pearls of wisdom.
  • Gun Sites: Two tales of individual divers’ exciting weapons hauls – in Cornwall and in Portugal
  • Treasuremen of Bermuda: Story behind one of the most valuable shipwreck treasures ever recovered
  • Wreckful of Ming: Tech divers discover a thrilling cargo of porcelain south of Phuket
  • Dad Found It: Our correspondent dives a sunken Roman city in southern Italy 50 years after her father discovered it
  • Deep Giants: A marine biologist tends her gorgonian garden – in the 100m zone
  • Road Trip 2: The dive tour of Europe continues as our long-term trippers have fun in summertime UK
  • Timepieces: They might not be necessities but diving watches are still prized accoutrements – here’s a guide to 25 of the latest
  • Twilight Zone: Experience the highs and the lows of Curaçao – with the aid of a submersible

Download your copy of the December 2020 edition of DIVER here!

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