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7, Jul, 2011

A collection of underwater images featuring coral life.

All hard and soft coral images featured in this gallery have been captured at the dive sites around Ko Lanta.

Successful coral photography requires a good strobe so that you can really highlight the vibrant colours and rich textures of the corals living on a reef.

The true colour of the coral may not even be apparent to the naked eye underwater. It may not be until you light your coral subject with a flash or a strobe that the real hues and vibrant colours become apparent.

Featuring coral in your images (especially soft coral) can provide you with some of the most vibrant and colourful subjects for your underwater images.


What other tips and tricks can I use to Photograph Coral Life?

A Wide-Angle lens is the perfect choice for shooting images of coral underwater. A wide-angle lens will allow you to get nice and close to your subject and still be able to fit a large subject in your frame whilst focusing on the small details.

Take a look at our Wide-Angle Classics article for wide-angle photography tips and techniques and get inspired to ‘go wide’ on your next underwater photo-shoot.

Sunbursts work particularly well in coral shots. Coral makes a particularly good subject to practise your sunburst shots on, as it doesn’t tend to move around as much as fish or divers!

Consult the Tips and Tricks section for more useful digital underwater photography techniques to help you get the most out of your underwater camera system and learn about other types of underwater shots.

All images are taken by professional Liquid Lense Underwater Digital Imaging Specialists at the dive sites around Ko Lanta, Thailand. Click on any image below to start a slideshow.


Coral Life Gallery



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