We often categorize underwater photography in two ways: wide angle or macro. This differentiation is useful, but slightly oversimplified. In reality, there are so many different techniques that can be utilized with either a macro or wide angle lens that an underwater photographer’s creativity will never be limited. These creative techniques are a great way to take your underwater photography to the next level.
Many of these techniques can only be achieved underwater, like split shots, shipwreck images or Snell's window. Other techniques, like black and white photography, bokeh,and silhouettes are popular among land photographers, but take on a whole new set of possibilities and challenges when used underwater. Use this series of articles written by experienced underwater photographers to go beyond the basics and learn some of the fun, creative techniques of underwater photography.
The Creative Technique guides are written by both the DPG editorial team and some of the best underwater photographer's in the world, inlcuding: Aaron Wong, Alex Mustard, David Doubilet, Jason Bradley, Keri Wilk and Martin Edge.
- Close Focus Wide Angle
- Black and White Underwater Photography
- Close Focus Wide-Angle with Snoots
- Double Exposures
- Bugeye Lens Underwater Photography
- Over-Unders in Temperate Waters
- Ring Flash Underwater Photography
- Underwater Fluorescence Photography
- Underwater Photography with Motion Blur
- Reverse Ring Macro
- Underwater Photography with a Circular Fisheye Lens
- Underwater Photography at Night
- An In-Depth Guide to Shooting Snell’s Window
- An In-Depth Guide to Shooting Over-Unders/Split Shots
- Macro Underwater Photography with Motion Blur
- An In-Depth Guide to Shooting Sunbursts
- An In-Depth Guide to Shooting with a Snoot
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