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backscatter

An underwater photography term that refers to suspended particles in water that are illuminated, and therefore captured on an image sensor or on film as a cloud or scattering of light dots, when using a flash underwaternear the lens.

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backscatter

Refers to the effect seen when shooting underwater and the fine suspended particles in the water are illuminated by flash lighting close to the camera s lens, and show up on film or the digital image.
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