Expert Underwater Photography Tips For Scuba Divers
There truly are so many incredible things to photograph when you’re diving in the Caribbean. Fascinating sea life and beautiful corals are all around you and you have a chance to photograph them yourself to show your friends and family the incredible adventure you went on and all the creatures you got to see up close. While taking any old underwater photo can be easy, taking a good underwater photo can be a challenge, which is why we want to share some of our favourite scuba photography tips for an amazing underwater photo!
Add A Diver
Perspective can be challenging when practicing underwater photography… a photo of a shark or a dolphin surrounded by foliage may not give the impression of the mass of the animal. By adding another diver to the shot, you’re giving your viewers the ability to directly compare and understand the size of the animal, while also giving that diver the chance to be in a picture with a beautiful underwater creature!
Be Respectful Of Your Subject
Remember, when you’re scuba diving in the Caribbean sea, you’re scuba diving in the home of many animals and plants. One of our most important scuba diving photography tips is to simply respect the marine life, give them space, and don’t harass them in the name of getting the perfect shot. By keeping your distance and using the zoom function instead of physically approaching, you’re more likely to get a better shot as your subject won’t be frightened or feel as though they have to swim away from you.
Always Be Looking To Learn More
One of the best tips to improve your scuba photography doesn’t even involve being in the water. A great way to understand both your camera and your subject is to strive to learn as much as you can before you begin your dive: an informed photographer is a great photographer. Read about the animals and plants you’ll be seeing, read about other scuba photographers, and read your camera’s manual so you know everything about how it works. The research part may not be as exciting as the dive, but we can promise that your skills will significantly improve from the effort you put in.
Learn From Others
One of the best ways to learn and improve is to watch and take feedback from others. Share your photography with other divers, divemasters, and friends at the resort to get some constructive feedback, and look at others’ scuba photography to become inspired to try new techniques and ideas.
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