Underwater Photo Composition Tips

Underwater photo and video composition tutorials
By Brent Durand

Good composition is paramount in underwater photography. It will make or break a photo.

We have all heard of basic composition tips like the "rule of thirds," but there are many more concepts that can be incorporated into your shots depending on the field of view, depth of field, subject, lighting techniques and more. Sometimes a subtle shift in perspective or tack sharp focus on an eye will give the photo (or video scene) the pop it needs to stand out from the rest. This is why we continually study composition, learn the rules and develop a sense for when to break them.

The tutorials below dive into many of the aspects of composition for underwater photography.

 

 

Intro to Composition for Underwater Photography

 

 

 

 

Underwater Composition for Beginners

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Underwater Composition Tips

 

 

 

 

More Ideas for Underwater Photo Compositions

 

 

 

 

The Quick Guide to Macro Composition

 

 

 

 

Creating Simple and Strong Compositions

 

 

 

 

Diagonal Underwater Composition

 

 

 

 

Artistic Underwater Compositions

 

 

 

 

Underwater Composition Tip:  Fill the Frame

 

 

 

 

 

Using Face-On Composition Underwater

 

 

 

 

 

If there's a topic of composition you want to learn but can't find, email me at brent@uwphotographyguide.com and we'll get a tutorial up on the site. Enjoy!

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