“Photographing reef art is interesting and fun – and sometimes challenging. There are endless shapes, colours, textures and patterns to be found, and the key to getting some stunning images is to keep an eye open and look for good opportunities. This is just as important as being a good photographer!
You can shoot reef art with a simple compact camera and strobe, so look closely as you swim by coral, sponges, echinoderms, and crustaceans – get close, and let the subject matter fill the frame.
Aim for clean, striking images and keep the rule of thirds in mind as you shoot. Sometimes it takes skill to get close enough, especially with fish and other swimming subjects – but at other times it’s quite easy if you just let your imagination guide you. Take your time, look carefully for good opportunities, get close – and shoot some stunning images!”