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The Underwater Photographer, 4th Edition by Martin Edge

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CHAPTER 7

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Composition Underwater

Introduction

These guidelines are made to serve us, not the other way round!

Composing a picture underwater is much harder than composing on land. There is so much more going on:

•   Buoyancy control

•   Breathing from a dive tank

•   Buddy safety

•   Time limits

•   Depth

•   Safety stops

•   Mask fog-up.

I know of some who choose not to bother at all whilst underwater, it’s too distracting. They take the shot, leaving some space around the frame so they can build up the composition on computer, long after the dive is over. This is not my way of doing things but if it works for you then so be it.

Composition underwater ...

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