Underwater Photography Challenges and Rewards By Jim Kelly-Evans
Challenges for the underwater photographer• 1. The underwater environment: moisture; current, shy, difficult to find, and mobile subjects; visibility.• 2. scuba diving safety: pressure equalization, depth, time, ascent rate, air supply, and your buddy(s).• 3. Light at depth – how to photograph a blue-green world.
Photographic Techniques To Render Full Color Underwater• 1. Underwater Strobe or flash. Problems: bulky equipment, backscatter, range.• 2. Ambient light camera settings compensation. Problem: tough to get it right as depth and distance to subject change.• 3. Home computer editing and color correction.
Color At Depth Comparison• Left: no color correction• Right: computer color correction
Sea Creatures Of St. Barths A look at some of the marine inhabitants of the coral reefs of St. Barthelemy