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October 13, 2011 - 23:21

Taking photos underwater without a flash is not common, but it actually is easier than using a flash. I have a few tips and advice for getting good results.

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Not only is light diffused by the water but also absorbed by particles and scattered everywhere. These are reasons good enough to invest and bring your own sunshine with you, in the form of a strobe. However, a good strobe often costs much more than a digital camera. On the other hand, if you have clear water and adequate natural light, you can produce nice images as well.

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X-Ray Mag #27

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