As well as a proficiency in photography and writing, photography and photojournalism requires an investment in equipment, knowledge of digital imaging software, good organisational skills, and advanced preparation. In short, it’s an entire approach.

We continue to invest in equipment – for example, if diving, a basic setup would likely include a digital SLR camera, a selection of lenses (macro, wide angle, fish eye), a camera housing, a selection of ports and at least one strobe. Out of the water you’ll also need a laptop computer loaded with relevant digital imaging software, ideally some kind of storage device/backup, memory cards, batteries, chargers and so on. Over the years, we’ve used a variety of equipment. Here’s a current list of what we’re using, as well as some of our “relics”;


Dive Photojournalists Need at Lot of Equipment by Jeremy Cuff
Maintaining The Camera by Amanda Cuff


  • Nikon D7200 (3 of them)

Lenses & Lighting

  • Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye
  • Nikon 60mm Macro
  • Nikon 105mm Macro
  • Nikon 28-80mm
  • Nikon 28-300mm
  • Nikon 70-300mm
  • Nikon 12-24mm
  • Sigma 4.5mm Circular Fish Eye
  • Nikon SB800 Speedlight

Underwater Equipment

  • Subal XXXX Housings (2 of them)
  • Subal Fisheye Dome Ports
  • Subal Wide Angle Dome Port w/extension tube
  • Subal Flat Port (for 60mm lens)
  • Subal Flat Port (for 105mm lens)
  • Subtronic Alpha Strobes
  • Inon & Subal Strobe Arms
  • Magic Filter


  • Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop


  • ThinkPad Laptop
  • Epson P5000 Storage/Backup
  • Sandisk Memory Cards
  • Lens Pens
  • Domke Camera Jacket
  • Hoya CIR-PL Filter


  • Subal ND20 Housings (2 of them)
  • Nikon D200’s (3 of them)
  • Pentax K1000 Camera
  • Nikon F100 Cameras
  • Subal F100 Housings
  • Sea & Sea Motormarine II

Readers of this page may also find Jeremy’s “On Assignment: The Work of the Dive Photojournalist” feature an interesting and insightful window on the work of the travel and dive photojournalist.