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Underwater Photography by Tobias Friedrich

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5 Macro Photography

Macro photography lets you depict living creatures in a way that normally eludes the human eye. Some photographers devote their entire underwater craft to macro images, leaving their wide-angle lenses behind in pursuit of their true passion.

Wide-angle photography is generally capable of capturing and conveying more information and emotion, but macro photography is an easier first step into the world of aquatic photography. In contrast to wide-angle photography, the longer focal length of closeup lenses is tighter, which makes it easier to compose photos.

As with other types of underwater photography, patience plays a key role when you take macro pictures. When will the grouper finally open its mouth? Will the blenny pop out ...

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