CLOSE-UP PHOTOGRAPHY UNDERWATER

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For anyone starting out in underwater photography, close-ups of soft corals is easy and visually rewarding.

These shots are from a film camera. Digital makes it even easier. Some people spend most of their underwater lives looking at and photographing things no larger than a coin. Others enjoy making a library of fish pictures.

The most boring (and therefore the easiest) subject of all, is another diver with a camera pointed at you.

If there is a shark or something exciting between both of you, that is a different matter!

QUEENSLAND SEAFARI TITLE 1974

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The \Rolleimarin\ still camera housing had the title taped against the inside of the glass.

The housing was hung on a rotary clothes lines (a popular Australian invention) and moved slowly and carefully by Jocelyn into the filming camera’s point of view.

The best title ever, yet I didn’t know it and swapped the title for something more ordinary and simple.