What can you do to avoid this next time? How should your gear be stored? Wet or dry? Batteries in or out? Here are a few tips that will help you extend the life of your gear, and make sure it’s ready to go when you are.
Photo Gear & Techniques
Many underwater photographers shoot with cameras that have the capability to also shoot video. What does one do if you are primarily a still shooter who wants to dabble in video, but doesn’t want to spend the time and effort to learn a video editing software?
Depending on the make and model of your camera, which underwater housing you’ve chosen and which strobes you’ve decided will best light up those fish portraits and reef scenes, you may have another decision to make: fiber optic cable or electronic sync cord.
Black and white images often convey nostalgia, something classic and timeless for the viewer.
Macro subjects often work best with tight framing and the elimination of distracting details.
Underwater, auto exposure modes usually over expose the background, and underexpose the foreground.
Part of being a good photographer is knowing how to be a good editor.
You should try and clean your O-rings in an area that is free of possible contaminants like sand, hair, lint etc.
Anything that’s larger than a basketball should be considered a wide-angle subject.
Travel is an important part of being a well-rounded underwater photographer or videographer.
WHY STROBES ARE NECESSARY FOR UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY
While everyone and their brother takes a GoPro diving, not everyone knows how to get good video footage.
You’re excited because you’ve just purchased your very first underwater camera system, but you have no idea how to set it up!
Try to stay within a few feet of your subject to get the most light, contrast and color from your strobes.