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What is underwater photography?

Underwater photography is the art and practice of taking photographs while submerged in water. This can include capturing images of marine life, coral reefs, shipwrecks, and other underwater scenes.

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Underwater photography is a unique and challenging form of photography because it requires specialized equipment and techniques to overcome the limitations of shooting underwater. The most common equipment used in underwater photography includes waterproof cameras or housings, underwater lights, and lenses that are optimized for shooting in water.

Underwater photographers must also consider the effects of water on the appearance of subjects, such as the way that water absorbs and refracts light. They may use special techniques such as colour correction or shooting in RAW format to capture the best possible images.

Underwater photography is popular among scuba divers, snorkelers, and other water sports enthusiasts, as well as professional photographers and scientists who study marine life and ecosystems.


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