A super quick blog today with some recent shots all taken at the Lembeh Resort aided and abetted by the excellent Critters At Lembeh dive team.
I’ve previously looked at shooting macro and the overriding issues that folk find dealing with photographing the teeny tiny stuff that we so love to photograph.
How to separate the subject more from its less than exciting background, by either using photographic techniques that exploit the laws of physics like shallow depth of field.
Or as you are probably well aware if you already keep abreast of the blogs I’ve been using a snoot to light my shots and did a series a while back about this subject.
Ok, another method for drawing attention away from the dull backgrounds is to use the naturally bright colours of the subject. You can accentuate the emphasis by either an oasis of colour amidst a boring background, highlighting the contrast itself. Alternatively filling the frame with colour so that the background recedes by comparison.
Colour contrast like this is a mainstay of composition and can really highlight the subject.
Mant thanks to the incredible staff of Lembeh Resort and Critters at Lembeh.
More shots to come over the coming weeks which I will be sharing on our Facebook pages and also on our Instagram account which is scubauwphoto.
Ok more from me soon.