I found a very small black hairy frogfish recently but, despite working on it for a while, struggled to get a decent image. How the heck do you shoot something that absorbs all light while it is sitting on a bright reflective sandy bottom?!
As shown, I eventually settled on using one strobe high and to the left to try to get a little relief from the lighting, but it was only partly successful. Standard macro front lighting produced an unrecognizable blob as it just washed out all the texture. I wanted to also try backlighting, but was in less than 2 m of water, fighting the surge with nothing to brace against, and just couldn't get a good stable position.
I'd love some tips for the next time I get this opportunity.
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