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.
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.
In part two of my musings I mentioned using a snoot to manipulate strobe lighting while taking underwater macro shots. In this blog I'm going to cover them in some detail.
In part one of my macro musings I talked about what macro is and a bit about macro lenses. Lets move on to a common question from would be underwater photographers.
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.
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!