underwater Photo Course :: (4) Light Underwater
U/W Photo Course
Learn u/w photography the easy way!
Lighting is the essence of any kind of photography. The
disciplines required to light a subject underwater however differ greatly to
For the underwater photographer, the biggest problem is
the medium in which we are working - water. It not only tries to creep into our
equipment, but also absorbs light like a sponge, muting colors and reducing
contrastthe difference in desity between parts of an image. High contrast for example denotes larger differences with blacker blacks and whiter whites.. Even in the clearest waters, light is dramatically reduced in
proportion to the distance it travels.
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