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The Truth About.......Filters for Underwater Photography

The Truth About.......Filters for Underwater Photography

Coloured filters are a commonly suggested solution for the blue or green colour tinge that pictures taken underwater using available light can have. But these filters have their limitations, are not always necessary and can be a double edged sword when shooting pictures or video underwater.

Automatic for the People?

Automatic for the People?

When starting out taking a camera underwater, you are adding an additional task load to your diving. Because of this setting the camera to Auto and just taking snaps to start off with isn't necessarily a bad thing. But what you'll find is that often your pictures won't look as good as you'd like them to.

Practice + Time = Peaceful Perfection

Practice + Time = Peaceful Perfection

Elevating your underwater pictures from plain fish ID shots requires time spent and patience.
Here’s some of my rambling thoughts about doing this and keeping sane at the same time by preparing yourself and not taking things too seriously.

The Wider View Pt 2 : Wreck shooting with your wide angle

The Wider View Pt 2 : Wreck shooting with your wide angle

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at why we use wide angles in our underwater photography, and shared a few tips about shooting and composing with your reef shots but one of the most important areas we would use our wide angle lenses is for shooting that other mainstay of underwater photographers, and this is for shooting the wrecks we love so much.

The Wider View

The Wider View

To complement my colleague Phil’s ongoing series of articles on macro shooting , I’ve decided to follow suit and show the other end of the scale that us underwater photographers indulge in with a short series of three posts looking at how we utilise our wide-angle lenses to illustrate our aquatic excursions, that really should be the name of a 70’s prog rock band!