I have been writing quite a lot of things on photography and I have always maintained that anyone can try any type of photography at any age with the simplest of the cameras and equipments that they have with them. Well, underwater photography surely stays out of that league. Pulling off an underwater photograph is surely not kids work. I have lost a camera trying to do so myself! Underwater life fascinates me. It is a whole new world in there.
You see creatures and plants that might amaze you to the core. Many few photographers go for underwater photography. It surely presents a whole lot of difficulty even to the professionals. When underwater you could easily get the pictures of some exotic underwater animals and creatures, water plants, coral reefs, scuba divers, surfers, etc. Many photographers have also started taking fashion photographs and group photographs underwater!
For an underwater photograph you need proper cameras, camera casings and right equipments to be able to get the perfect shot. There are a few tips that you could follow for underwater photography.
- Learn Swimming! You need to be a good swimmer for taking perfect underwater photography
- Do not go straightaway into an river or ocean. Start off with a swimming pool nearby! Being a newbie and entering the ocean for photography could prove to be a very bad experience
- Good knowledge of the Marine life
- Always think of the target object beforehand
- Try to stay as close to the object as possible
- Light is of essence. You might not get the best of the light in the water so try to stay close to the surface of the water and take photograph during afternoons
- Increase your shutter speed to get as many clicks as possible for a single pose
- Wide-Angel is surely the best way around
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