Black as Night in Scuba Diver TTL

If you want to learn more about shooting black backgrounds you should pick up the July 2014 issue of Scuba Diver TTL: They are running my Black as Night underwater photography feature.

Posted on Jul 13, 2014

Shooting black backgrounds is not necessarily very hard - but it can be very rewarding. The subjects stand out in a spectacular way, letting their brilliant colors shine unhindered.

On an 8-page spread, Scuba Diver TTL relays my tips and tricks on how to shoot black backgrounds, in what I hope is a both entertaining and educational story.

Black backgrounds really make your subject matter stand out. Check out Scuba Diver TTL to learn more!

You don't have to go on a night dive to get black backgrounds, although it certainly makes it easier. But if you know how to tweak the settings on your camera you can easily achieve the same effect during daytime too.

The story also gives some useful Photoshop tips which may help you achieveing what you desire - learn how to make black backgrounds in an instant!

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Scuba Diver Through The Lens is published quarterly, and this is a joint effort by Scuba Diver AustralAsia, and Edition Fifty Fathoms.

The magazine features three regional editors - Matt Weiss of, Dietmar W. Fuchs of Edition Fifty Fathoms and Diego A. Garcia of Scuba Diver AustralAsia.

Please visit the Scuba Diver AustralAsia website to sign up for a subscription.

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