If you are a beginner in the underwater photo, whether you already have an underwater camera or not.
I propose here to end seven ideas received on the photo underwater.
The sub-picture is reserved for experienced divers.
You must first be a diver able to manage your buoyancy, and as it is learned from level 1 or open water, it is your ease underwater that will be decisive. Practice at regular intervals your favorite sport, in a pit, but also in the natural environment. Once the automatisms are acquired, do not wait to become a diving instructor to try the underwater photo Be aware of your abilities and limitations, it 's nice to start the photo in a protected place of currents, On sand for example at shallow depth.
You will surely find my article interesting to improve your buoyancy.
If I photograph, I will not enjoy my diving.
I hear this argument very often! How do you enjoy your dive if you have the eye on the viewfinder? Well I select what I will take a picture and I will not flasher all the small colored fish that I see. I take time to look at my subject, how it is placed, where the light comes from, how I will frame it, is it accessible without damaging the environment?
This gives me time to enjoy an atmosphere and it may even change your perception of the underwater world.
You cannot make beautiful pictures with a compact camera.
I'll tell you something, I saw photographers in herbs with a full-size reflex format in a Rolex-style box (if I can afford this Swiss comparison ...) out of the blurry pictures, badly framed and bad Exposed.
Then the camera does not make the photographer! Conversely, you can make great photos with a compact, just use the capabilities.
Ask yourself the right questions to spend less! What do you want to do with your photos? Share your photos on social networks? Do some 10 × 15 paper prints? From the memory photo without taking a head or else you is an aspiring photographer? I do not hide from you that the last option requires personal commitment and financial investment.
For the others, there are now powerful compacts, the simplest for novices and compacts experts for the most demanding.
It takes between 200 euro and 700 euro for a compact. A box of polycarbonate (transparent) is from 250 euro but this varies greatly according to the model and the manufacturer. I give you in my articles tips for choosing your compact and caisson.
Do you like traveling light, it takes up too much room in your bag ?
I imagine you are already taking a camera on vacation and therefore its charger. A submarine caisson easily slips into a saddlebag, like a scuba regulator, full face snorkeling mask and there is even room for a submarine flash. The rest (charger or arm) passes into the dive bag well set into the neoprene suit.
For a beginner underwater photo, it takes fairly little material and is easy to carry in a small backpack.
I'm disappointed with my pictures ?
And you're here so you have the urge to progress. You are satisfied with your terrestrial photos and not those underwater. This is normal during any learning phase. Here are some simple tips to improve your underwater photos.