Wrecks are big and they don’t move. Surely they should be easy to photograph? In actuality, they are one of the most challenging subjects, but memorable shots are more likely if we follow a few simple rules.
Technical diving has always seemed a bit out of reach for me — too complicated, too difficult, too risky. But my mind has been seriously changed thanks to PADI’s recent Tec Xplor Days, a series of three events offering divers the chance to sample the latest in tec diving gear and rebreather technology in a safe, controlled — and free — environment.
What happens when you prepare yourself for a specific type of underwater photography, but the ocean has other plans for you? Why, go to Plan B, of course. While diving in Indonesia's Raja Ampat islands and facing some current, Ellen Cuylaerts explains how she learned to go with the flow.
For an underwater photographer, wrecks offer an exciting chance to tell a story, plus often have a variety of interesting photo opportunities. Get tips on photographing wrecks and view a photo gallery here …
Here are some tips to help you get started using your 50mm lens underwater with a macro port, with an emphasis on using natural light instead of strobes, which will give your images a more organic feel.