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!

Brent Durand
Underwater photo and video composition tutorials


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