Two Main Tips to Take Great Underwater Photography
Photographing underwater is a beautiful art that not everyone considers part of its portfolio since it is an interesting, but tricky and sometimes risky activity. However, we know you are a fan of this type of photography and that you always need some piece of advice to consider to your next trip down the water.
Start by understanding any kind of photography and, of course, understanding your camera is something mandatory in this case. If you are new to digital photography, take the time to read the camera’s manual. So, follow these two tips we brought for you and your work will be almost perfect!
Diving with a camera and diving without a camera are two different activities. After diving with a camera, you probably will find that those dives where you just cruised along casually observing the scenery no longer seem quite as fun. Carefully perusing the environment for the next photo opportunity is the name of the game now, and there is no going back.
This is why you have to be patient; patience is paramount in underwater photography. You always have to wait for your subject to take the perfect position or letting other divers go by so that they are not in the frame. It is not uncommon for advanced underwater photographers to spend multiple dives on a single subject, even a common subject. The results can be worth it.
Remember, the underwater world gives us the privilege to be there. Respecting the environment and its inhabitants should be one of your top priorities. Before you start taking your shooting tour underwater, it is important to have excellent buoyancy skills, this will help protect both yourself and the environment around you. Keep all of your gear streamlined as to minimize the potential of a gauge or hose getting entangled or damaging the reef. Never harass, damage or touch marine life. You may not realize the damage inflicted from even minor touching. Be patient and let your images be the reward from your interactions.