Over-Under Split-Shot Tutorials

Underwater photography tutorial series for over-under split-shots
By Brent Durand

Split-shots, aka over-under shots, bridge the gap between the topside world and the life under the sea, so it's no wonder why they're so popular with wide-angle underwater photographers. Split-shots allow us to see topside subjects like dive boats, islands and resorts while also seeing underwater subjects like the coral reef, fish and divers. They're also a great way to spice up a portfolio made exclusively of underwater images.

Over-under photos are simple to shoot with the proper techniques, but like all photo compositions, they require some practice to master. The tutorials below discuss the gear, settings and shooting tips for capturing great over-under split-shots on compact, mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

 

 

Over-Under and Split-Shot Photography Basics

 

 

 

 

5 Tips for Capturing Over-Under Shots

 

 

 

 

How to Capture Stunning Splits

 

 

 

 

 

If there's something you want to learn about over-under split-shot photography, email me at brent@uwphotographyguide.com and we'll get an article up on the site. Enjoy!

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