Fundamentals of Underwater Photography:
It is not simple for anyone to type within underwater photography. It requires a certain skill set. And that you need to master. For example, good swimming skills could be one of the required skills for you to be a good underwater photographer. Because if you cannot swim, how will you practice underwater photography?
This is why it is important to start from the very basics or theoretical skills. Underwater photography requires you to have. Fundamentals of underground photography need to have you aware of “a story beyond a good camera.”
However, maintaining safety is one of the main concerns. Stepping foot into the ocean is dangerous, knowing reality is essential.
Now, enough about the boring stuff, let us move on to facts!
Part 2: Best facts about underwater photography!
It is extremely dark underneath. Choose a clean water source, or create an artificial one like a swimming pool with props to ensure the visibility of your subjects.
Saltwater marshes have a steady flow and provide you with a calm clean state to initiate shoots in. Now, keeping in mind the dirt and darkness, you should stick to the surface area mostly.
Currents in larger bodies can be swift and a mouse in your behind! Always check the weather conditions before you pick your choice of underwater source. Also, never go into deeper zones without seeking experts! Remember, the ocean is unseen and inhabits dangerous creatures!
Underwater photography is full of ups and downs, literally. Do your research properly before you dive in, as encountering sharks is not fun. And you should know the dos and don’ts before something bad happens.
One point to note here is that, let the habitats and organisms remain untouched and undisturbed. Maintain a distance safe enough to keep you unharmed and them feeling unthreatened.
Underwater photography requires you to have your camera and pieces of equipment within the state of your shoot. In addition to this, the swimming gear is difficult to adjust underwater too. This means you need to fix your camera settings perfectly before you begin with anything.
Now, it is not like shooting on the ground is similar to shooting underwater photography. It is impossible to get your location right on the first go. You have limited shots and time so remember to have enough light settings to take it right the first time.
It is recommended to shoot during the day to help you light up your subjects, just know your limit!
With this, we come to an end on part 2 of the fundamentals of underground photography! Until then, click away my friend!