June 2021 // The Children Edition


The best place to start with underwater lighting is natural or available light and you can treat it like you would a dry shoot. The same techniques apply, but with a few caveats. Once light passes through water it starts to change color quite quickly, from warm to cold, and its intensity drops as well, so take these things into account. You also get ripples from the water surface which can be quite distracting, so I suggest diffusing the direct sunlight with some light fabric to cut down on those harsh ripple lines and to give you a nice soft light to create with. You can also use reflectors in the water to bounce some of that light around.

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