In the Background

The underwater world is full of brilliant backgrounds, and in this article you can learn more about how to make it work for you - not against you. When done right you can achieve some stunning results!

Posted on Feb 27, 2014

Have you ever come up happy from a dive, only to be disappointed when reviewing your images later on? Where did that rare goby go? Ah, there it is - almost lost in the background clutter.

This 1.800 word story will teach you readers how to avoid this - and how to make the background work to their advantage. Share it with them today!

The underwater world is full of beautiful backgrounds, all you need is to find something sitting on it! Getting good images isn't all about settings and gear - you also need to consider what's in the background.

Don' forget the background

Many underwater photographers neglect to consider the background - they're all too busy getting everything else together.

Getting the background right will significantly improve your images. Underwater photography is not all about composition, angles or camera settings - you also have to consider what's in the background.

If you don't find anything interesting sitting on a beautiful background, you can use the animal itself! Get close, and the intricate patterns will crate a beautiful backdrop for the eye.

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This 1.800 word informative story comes complete with a selection of images to illustrate how the background can be used to create stunning images.

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