As a photographer, you love taking taking photos on the land but have you have thought about going underwater? Underwater photography is an amazing art which can give you some beautiful results. Simply grab a camera that can work in wet conditions and dive in to experience something amazing.
Here are some of the helpful tips that you can follow to take some beautiful underwater photos.
One great place to spend a lot of time underwater with your camera is the swimming pool. There you do not have to worry about any unpredictable conditions such as stoms, or sea creatures, etc.
When you are planning to shoot at the sea or river, make sure you are well aware of your surroundings and your swimming abilities.
Have Good Light:
A dark picture underwater will not look good so the best time to capture underwater photos is the afternoon. This is the time where sunlight directly penetrates the water and makes everything bright and shiny. Use some kind of artificial light or flash if you are in dark and gloomy waters.
Stay Close To The Surface:
Most of the amazing water effects can be captured at the surface. You can have fun with surface reflections, sunbeams and different backlit textures. Another interesting idea is to split your frame and capture half of the scene under water and half above it.
One thing you are a little uncomfortable with on the land is closeness. But all of these boundaries smoothen when you are underwater.
You can capture se crazy details if you get close to your subject underwater, such as fish or other endangered species. If possible, mount a macro lens with your camera when you are about to go in water.
Here the prop means bringing in some crazy things such as the guitar, an umbrella or anything crazy. Try experiencing with light silk and create some amazing photos underwater.
Practice Your Shot Before Taking It:
It can be difficult to hold your breath and take a lot of shots before getting the perfect one underwater. What’s helpful is to discuss your entire plan and let your subject to practice on land before going in. It is very helpful and less tiring.
These are some simple tips that can help you take beautiful photos underwater. Remember to keep on practicing until you get some serious shots. Let’s have a look at some inspiring examples of underwater photography.
50+ Stunning & beautiful underwater photos
BARCELONA, SPAIN – JULY 21: Sascha Klein and Patrick Hausding of Germany compete in the Men’s 10m Platform Synchronised Diving final on day two of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic on July 21, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)