How to Take Better Underwater Photos
Compared to taking pictures on land, capturing photographs while scuba diving is extremely hard to do, especially when you consider that you are moving, the critters are usually moving, you can’t use a tripod and you will need to watch your air! Yet the best photos, whether taken on the land or underwater, have two important things in common, excellent composition and great lighting. In this workshop you will discover how to compose a photo well through the use of different rules and tips, plus learn techniques on how to use lighting from strobes, the environment or both to make your photos really pop. This workshop will also go over exposure and how it can be interpreted, controlled and changed, and some suggestions and tricks on how to capture underwater critters better by understanding behavior, positioning and ways to assess an area will be discussed.
Robyn Bright has a master’s degree in animal behavior and has been published in pet industry magazines and advertisements. She has studied with DeCordova Museum and has been mentored by photographers for National Geographic and more. Robyn has been teaching photography and running workshops for almost ten years. She has taken pictures all over the world including Australia, Europe, China and Africa, and underwater photos in the Galapagos, Bonaire, Indonesia, New England, Honduras, the Red Sea and Tobago. She started scuba diving in 1986.