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​ 5 Simple Underwater Photography Tips

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5 Simple Underwater Photography Tips

  1. Shoot up. Get down low without stirring up sand/silt or disturbing fragile marine life and shoot your subject at an upwards angle. This technique makes your subject “pop” out against the background.
  2. Get close. The closer you get to your subject, the less water in between your lens and your subject. That means less color and contrast is taken away by the water, and less particles between the subject and your camera lens that can cause backscatter, those annoying white spots on your pictures.
  3. RAW Format. If your camera is able to, always set your camera settings to shoot in RAW format. When you download and work on your pictures on your computer, the photo editing software you use will have a lot more information in a RAW file to work with than a JPEG file. Make sure you have a large enough memory card to record pictures in RAW.
  4. White Balance. This is especially important if you are shooting without strobes. A wrist slate is the perfect white background to set your white balance on.It is not dangling from your BCD and it can double up as a communication device or notepad. If you don’t have anything to white balance with, white balance on the sand.
  5. Know your camera. Shoot underwater as often as you can, even in a pool. Know the limits of your camera and go in search of subjects that you know you and your camera can get great pictures of.
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