underwater Photo Course :: (8) underwater Photo Subjects :: Wrecks :: Wreck Composition
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Wrecks are the only underwater subjects to have a
straight lines. This means you can look for, and exploit, strong compositional
devices such as converging lines and diagonals. Repetitive features, receding
into the distance can be included to add depth.
Placing familiar objects out of context, by illustrating
the way that the sea has tamed these manmade structures with marine growth,
gives foreground interest.
Wreck shots don't always require a diver in frame in
order to 'resolve' them, but the relationship of the diver to a wreck is a
popular theme, and the inclusion of a diver does
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