If you’re trying to photograph tropical turquoise water, then there are a couple of top tips to avoid it looking dull and lacklustre.
Firstly, unlike most photography, try to shoot closer to midday when the sun is overhead. Then, use a polarising filter. This can cut down reflections and also make blue skies more intense in some circumstances. Look through the camera as you turn the filter until the reflections on the water are reduced.
Lastly, warm up the white balance on the picture. If you’re shooting JPEGs, set the white balance to the overcast setting. If you’re shooting RAW format, then warm up the picture more precisely at the processing stage. The result will be sumptuous water you’ll want to dive into!
Travel Photography Masterclass
To answer that question and many more, we’ve teamed up with professional photographer Steve Davey, who will be presenting his travel photography masterclasses, sponsored by National Geographic Traveller, at the Destinations: Holiday & Travel show.
These two-hour masterclasses will help sharpen your skills, iron out bad habits and give you a better understanding of your camera’s functions to enhance your travel images. Book your masterclass, from only £30. Early booking is advised as places are limited. Click here to book your workshop