Backscatter UW Video & Photo

Backscatter UW Video & Photo @backscattervideophoto

Backscatter is the leading supplier of underwater imaging equipment. We dive, shoot and service everything we sell. Locations: Monterey, CA, Derry, NH

Here's a cool shot from Backscatter Staff Member Becca Boring! This shot was from a cold water dive here in Monterey. There weren't many subjects that came out to play, so instead Becca tried to capture an otherwise mundane anemone in a new and unusual way. Don't be afraid to try new lighting and shooting techniques on your next dive!
Look what just rolled in to the shop! We've got our hands on the @sonyalpha A9 and we can't wait to start shooting! Stay tuned for a full feature breakdown soon!
It's almost Shootout time again! The Monterey Shootout is an underwater photo competition focused on fun, education, and inspiring new underwater image-makers. The Northern California Underwater Photographic Society (NCUPS) has been running this weekend long event for 35 years. Are you new to underwater photography or Monterey diving? Come meet a supportive group of die-hard Monterey divers, learn new shooting techniques in our shooting seminars, and maybe even discover a new dive site. Our friendly shooting competition not only rewards advanced shooters with amazing prizes, but also bestows fantastic prizes to the newest shooters in the ranks. Add in a cocktail party supported by our sponsors and this is a weekend worth booking a flight and a hotel room to attend. The Monterey Shootout is open to all amateur photographers and/or videographers. - Registration only $25 - One low price gets you into the Competition, cocktail party and all - Seminars - Contest hours - Fri 7AM to Sat 7PM - Backscatter party on Saturday night at 6PM Learn more at the official site: View the 2016 winners here:
We are having a blast with the new TG-5 from Olympus! Learn more about this awesome new compact camera here:
Olympus was able to send us an early release of the new TOUGH TG-5 camera and PT-058 housing. We’ve been playing with this thing for the last week and are blown away by the improvements over the TG-4! It comes loaded with 4K video, HD 120p video, a totally new image sensor, and a TON of new features, like being able to capture images before you even snap the shutter! Get your first look at all the new features in our video and article right here:
Even when not on the deck of a sailboat following Orca, Norway can be a pretty amazing place! Matt Ferraro is "warming up" topside while checking out the aurora!
Backscatter Cinematographer Matt Ferraro is seen here mounting his Canon 1DX Mk II in Nauticam housing on a DiveX Piranha scooter. This system was how he kept up with and captured footage of the beautiful orcas while sailing on the SY Barba in the fjords of Norway! How cool is that?! @barbaboat @canonusa @nauticamhousings
Never a dull moment when following pods of orca through the Norwegian fjords! Here is the view from the deck of the SY Barba ( @barbaboat) ripping it up last week, scouting for the next encounter!
It's nap time for Matt Ferraro in between free dives with the orcas of Norway. He recently completed another adventure with @barbaboat sailing the fjords searching for our black and white friends beneath the frigid waters.
Conditions were looking good in Monterey this morning, so Russ from Backscatter and Morgan from @breakwaterscuba got a CCR dive in just as the sun was coming up. We even spotted some dolphins from the shore just outside the kelp!
Here's Matt Ferraro "chilling out" before jumping in to swim with some Orca. This zodiac served as the staging platform for quick entry and exit to keep up with the pods of Orca in the fjords of Norway. Between the wind, cold wetsuit, and snow, it was sometimes warmer in the water than out! Many thanks to the folks at the helm of the @barbaboat for the awesome experience! Be sure to follow them for more exploration and adventure in the waters of Norway and beyond!
Someone found a new dive buddy! That's Backscatter cinematographer Matt Ferraro getting up close and personal with an Orca in the cold waters of Norway. He's been filming with the crew of the @barbaboat and it certainly looks like an amazing experience! Stay tuned for more and check out the SY Barba for their continued adventures!
Hallo, spekkhoger! That's how you greet a Norwegian Orca, in case you didn't know. Backscatter's Matt Ferraro is seen here freediving with these majestic apex predators from the deck of the SY Barba in the waters of Norway. Follow the adventure here and check out @barbaboat to see some amazing shots from their other adventures!
God morgen (or good morning) from the stern of the SY Barba! Backscatter's Matt Ferraro is looking cozy and ready to brave the frigid waters of Norway to hang out with some Orca. Be sure to check back for expedition updates and visit to learn more about the boat!
Anyone up for a little cold water dive?? This shot was taken from the deck of the SY Barba, currently host to Backscatter cinematographer Matt Ferraro on assignment in Norway. Stay tuned for more and check out for the story of this awesome sailboat!
The Tentacled Tower has risen! It must be DEMA time again! Come by booth 7193 and check out some great new gear! #demashow
Tanks? Check. Camera cases? Check. Boogie board? Double check. Backscatter staff Nick Donlou and Matt Ferraro are hitting the road south for a weekend of diving in the Channel Islands with @bradleyphotographic this weekend! Stay tuned for a field report, photos, and footage!
Our expert team of Warlocks are here to help with all your troubleshooting needs! You don't need sorcery to improve your underwater photos, just call Backscatter. We can conjure up a solution for whatever you need! Happy Halloween ! 🎃📸👻
Backscatter Resident Cinematographer Matt Ferraro introduces the rest of the crew to the Phantom Flex 4K High-Speed Camera, capable of shooting 1,000 frames per second in 4K!