Effects of depth on colour
As you descend deeper the colour spectrum (light) is absorbed/filtered or lost in the water. Light becomes the most important thing to learn to control when it comes to underwater photography. Without enough light or re-programming your camera with Manual White Balance (MWB) your photos will come out a washed out bluet/green colour, not that attractive. Another way to improve colour is to attach a ‘Red Filter’ to the outside or inside. This can work particularly well when using a GoPro camera/housing. I will post more information about this in my Blog area.

Here is a list of colours and roughly at what depth they are lost. There are other factors involved but lets not be over technical here.

– RED: 10ft
– ORANGE: 24ft
– YELLOW: 30- 40ft
– GREEN: 70- 75ft

Lucy