The APN Guide: How To Shoot Aquatic Life
With vibrant colors, dazzling textures, and many different shapes and sizes. Aquatic life can be some of the best subject matter to shoot, but also one of the most challenging. For this tutorial we will be sticking to shooting on land.
Here are some of the challenges of aquatic photography and how to overcome them.
Lighting / What settings should I use?
Most places you can shoot aquatic life are found indoors, such as pet stores and aquariums. These places more times then not have no natural light and are very dimly lit. The first thing to keep in mind while shooting is that the glass and water you will be shooting through will reduce the light even further.
To get the most out of your light source I find it best to use a wide open aperture such as f2 or f4. This will allow you to use a faster shutter speed and will blur out anything distracting in the background. Next you want to have a shutter speed that is low enough to help with y