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  • Underwater Photography Tips

    Posted on March 20th, 2012 Staff Writer

    There are many forms of photography out there today and one in particular is starting to rise with interest.  That would be the skill of underwater photography.  It is not unlike that of normal photography and can be performed even by the most novice photographer out there.  Just like regular photography there are few helpful tips in underwater photography.

    1. Become familiar with your underwater camera before entering the water.  With minimal time with your air supply and the fact that usually in the ocean there are no reshoots, it is best to become familiar with all settings and functions of your camera.  Also, most underwater cameras have specific depth requirements that you should become familiar with to prevent damage to your camera. No need to waste time with your camera instead of your pictures.
    2. Before venturing off to your underwater location, research the area for any specific interest.  Research for types of coral, fish, and other marine life in the area.  It is also a good idea also to check with the local currents and any sharp corals in the area.  The more you know of the area the more prepared you will be.
    3. Repeat your shots over and over again from different angles.  Underwater photography is an exciting adventure that some rarely have the opportunity to enjoy, so the  best thing to do is take multiple shots from different angles so you may have a wide variety of pictures.
    4. When taking photographs of the marine life you may encounter, the best way to capture their likeness is simple.  Focus in on their eyes, just like you would of a child.  It is best to also become familiar with the behavior of the potential marine life in the area.  Remember you are in their world and must respect them.

    Being prepared and using common sense can ensure of fun filled day of underwater photography.  Remember to have fun and be creative.