Manta Ray, Los Cabos, Baja California

Photograph by Raul Touzon

Use Available Light

Flash is not always the solution; it will yield amazing pictures, but keep in mind that it’s not the only option. If you play your cards well, there are incredible images to be made with available light. Getting your exposure correct is very important: If you want to get interesting silhouettes, try to underexpose the frame by at least 1 f-stop. If you want to “freeze” the light rays entering the water, use a shutter speed of 1/250th or higher.—Raul Touzon

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