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The Underwater Photographer, 4th Edition by Martin Edge

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CHAPTER 6

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All About Lighting

Light in the Sea

Over the next three sections my intention is to cover the following topics:

•   Natural light

•   Using flashguns

•   Blending the two together.

In underwater photography, lighting is by far the biggest and possibly the most complex topic there is. No matter how methodically I attempt to cover this in both words and pictures, it can never be complete. As an essential element of all photography and a fundamental part of the TC system, it should be considered as a feature to think and consider before you press the shutter.

But how do we decide whether to light a subject with either one flashgun or two? ...

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