Home : Video course : Module 4: Lighting Underwater : Underwater Lights
At subject distances of 1/2 M to 2M an underwater video light
will fill in shadows and bring out colors. However, even the most powerful
video light is only effective at subject distances less than 2 meters/6 feet away.
Typically, a 50W light has little effect beyond one meter/3 feet
Usually, lights are mounted on the housing, which
simplifies aiming although you can handhold (with a lot of practice!).
Alternatively, you can get someone else to hold the light. This requires
good co-ordination and communication. The lighting man must anticipate the
cameraman's needs. A lot of serious underwater videographers use comm's
(radio communication equipment) to direct their models and assistants.
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