Guide to underwater photography

Tired of bluish underwater pictures with lots of white spots?

Here we'll guide you to much better pictures form your dives.

Taking pictures while diving is quite different than taking them on the surface. Underwater there are a lot of factors that will effect on the outcome of the picture.

First of all you are in a different element, you need to focus more on yourself. You need to know where you are in the water and be in control of your buoyancy while taking the picture.

At DIVE.in we would like to give you a small beginner’s guide to taking pictures underwater. It’s a bit of ground knowledge you need for capturing pictures that is worth showing friends and families.

日本一本免费一二区-What Does it Take to Capture Great Underwater Pictures?


    It requires strong determination, concentration, real passion, creative eye and, of course, a digital camera with a housing that is useable underwater.

    Now let’s go through a small basic guide of what you need to start your underwater photography adventure.

    There is a large technical background that you needs to know in order to take expert underwater photos. However, remembering a few steps and a few basic principles will help beginners to jump start the process.

    On a later stage, we will discuss more advanced issues on how to become an expert, underwater photographer.

    Here are some easy tips which, if used right, will make your pictures look better:

    欧美BBwHD-Starting With UW Photo

    The first step: you should try would be to minimize the distance between the camera and the object.

    The water absorbs light, the closer you are at the object the more light your camera will catch from the object.

    If you shoot the picture from a large distance your object will be dark and blurry. This step is an easy way of stepping up a level, it is easy to get a bit closer and it gives a lot to the picture.

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    欧美BBwHD-Practice getting close, but watch out for the reef - Torben Lonne - DIVE.in

    Getting better underwater pictures

    日本一本免费一二区-getting up and close will give you a much better picture - Torben Lonne - DIVE.in

    一本道高清幕免费视烦-Underwater Photo Flash

















    If you use flash on your camera, the distance plays a big role as well. If you are not close to your object and uses the build-in-flash the light will be send back from particles in the water causing noise on the picture, this is known as backscatter.

    How to avoid white spots on uw pictures

    欧美BBwHD-A perfect example of backscatter making a picture unusable - Torben Lonne

    If you are more than half meter/2 feet away, then don’t use flash. This will only worsen the picture unless you are using a strobe.

    Use a Strobe which you mount on top of the camera. This makes the light come from a different angle and thereby reduces the backscatter on the picture.

    Using a strobe will give your picture a better light, and thereby add more life to the picture.

    In general lot of underwater pictures you'll take in the beginning really lack light. As you know the water absorbs light and therefore the shallower you take the picture the more light you get. The best picture I’ve taken was on 5 meters in clear sunshine.

    一本道高清幕免费视烦-Angle of shooting

    The angle of shooting should also be correct. Instead of taking the picture from the front like on land, try to tilt the camera a bit upward - and move yourself downward. This way you get the object form a different angel, and your picture gets more light in from the sun above.

    This simple approach adds beauty to an otherwise simple photo.

    一本道高清幕免费视烦-Eye contact

    Getting better at taking underwater pictures

    欧美BBwHD-Focus on the eyes of your subject to get a more lively shot - Kristina Vackova

    If possible, try to make eye contact between the object and the camera. This will make the object seem more alive and the photo more vivid.

    It can be hard when taking pictures of fishes, but it is worth a try. A small eye gives a lot to the picture.

    If you get tired of chasing fishes, small critters have eyes as well. It’s always easiest to take pictures of animals that don’t move as fast. It's okay to be a bit creative when taking pictures underwater.

    日本一本免费一二区-Practice taking your Underwater pictures



    It is widely known that practice and hard work have no alternatives. So, practice and practice some more in order to achieve perfection. Doing it right in diving will get you far

    Normally 1 out of 100 pictures turn out okay, this means you'll need to work for it. You will capture a lot of blue, blurry, green, or even dark pictures, in between the few really good ones.

    To get to know your camera, you can also practice on land. Of cause not just taking "normal" pictures on auto-mode, but try using the different settings on the camera.

    一本道高清幕免费视烦-Manual setting for your underwater camera









  1. Ccuba diver has underwater camera

    伊人影院蕉久影院在线99-Jon Milnes

  2. Shooting in auto mode is easy. Many cameras even have an underwater-mode, which ads more red to the picture.

    Shifting to manual-mode on the camera might be a bit too early. Following the above instructions will let you go far.

    Of cause this is up to you, and if you feel you are ready give it a go! Shift to manual and play around, it’s also a learning process.

    日本一本免费一二区-Maintenance of instruments



    It’s important to take care of booth your camera and underwater housing. If you are not taking care of your housing and o-rings, at some point it will let you down and flood.

    As soon as you come up from the water, wash the camera housing in fresh water, without opening the housing, of cause. While washing off the salt, push or turn all buttons to make sure all is cleaned.

    Dry it thoroughly and first then take out the camera, now you can look at all the pictures you've been shooting on your dive.

    Read the manuals carefully and follow the maintenance rules for the underwater camera.

    How to take pictures underwater

    一本道高清幕免费视烦-Spend your time getting your camera and housing ready - Katrine Overbeck - DIVE.in









    伊人影院蕉久影院在线99-Learn more

    The more you dive into the subject of underwater photography, the more you will learn about it. So, keep your mind open to learn new things about it. Follow our Underwater Photo Guide here at DIVE.in.

    Last but not least, we wish the new underwater photographers all the best in creating your own underwater photo album.

    Share your pictures with us at DIVE'in's Facebook. We're always interested in adding your pictures to our website. This way you get to show your work to a lot of divers.

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