Sunburst Photo Tutorials

Underwater photography tutorial series for wide-angle sunbursts
By Brent Durand

Sunbursts are an exciting element to add to your underwater wide-angle shots. They can be incorporated into a composition as a background element or as a means to bring more energy into an otherwise simple scene.

The techniques for shooting sunbursts are generally the same, but can take many forms depending on water clarity, depth, camera settings, distance to foreground subject(s), power of your strobes and position of the sun in the sky. The most common composition setup for sunbursts is close-focus wide-angle.

The tutorials below discuss the many aspects of shooting underwater sunbursts.



Guide to Shooting Striking Sunbursts





Shooting Sunbursts and Sunballs





Photographing a Perfect Sunburst





If there's something you want to learn about sunbursts that you don't see in these tutorials, email me at and we'll get an article up on the site. Enjoy!

Brent Durand
Underwater photography tutorial series for wide-angle sunbursts


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