When the Water is Green...Shoot the Small Stuff

When the Water is Green...Shoot the Small Stuff

What to do when the visibility is less than ideal for shooting underwater? Shoot Macro of course!

On the recent Bluewater Photo 3-Day Channel Islands workshop, we were greeted with less than ideal conditions. The sun was shining bright, but the winds were howling, the water was green and visibility in some spots were only in the 10-12 foot range. Not great for shooting wide-angle images in the healthy kelp forests of the Channel Islands.

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Lightroom Tips & Tricks: Crop Overlay

Underwater Photo Compositions

Rule of thirds? Diagonals? Golden Ratios?

A Juvenile Garibaldi, shown with the Rule-of-Thirds crop overlay marks...one of several you can select to use in Adobe Lightroom. Click the link below to visit the Underwater Photography Guide to read my article and see how.

All terms used in one way or another to describe compositions that are found in photography, paintings & drawings. Adobe's Lightroom has some great tools to help photographers create perfectly framed compositions in post processing.

A new article I wrote was published today on the Underwater Photography Guide. It provides an overview of Lightroom's "Crop Overlay Tool" and how I use it in my workflow. Visit the site, as it has tons of other great resources for Underwater Photography. Look for more of my articles there soon too...