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Underwater Photography by Tobias Friedrich

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4 Wide-Angle Photography

Moods, emotions, and encounters under water are best conveyed in wide-angle photographs. When you first glance at a wide-angle photo, you can tell if it was taken at night or during the day, whether the water was clear, and maybe even the approximate depth at which the photo was taken.

The exceptionally broad angle of view that wide-angle lenses offer makes it a challenge to avoid including distracting elements, such as other divers, in the backgrounds of your pictures. It would be frustrating to see part of another diver’s fin or an outcrop of unattractive coral in the background of your beautiful picture of a sea turtle from your trip to the Caribbean. These challenges make wide-angle shots the most difficult type of ...

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