How to shoot underwater photography

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Among so many new lifestyle trends, clicking photographs and updating them on social

networking sites is the latest buzz among today’s generation. For many of us pictures have

become an important mean of communication. Definitely, they are now speaking louder than

words. Need not to say, that photographs was, is and will always be the best way to cherish

memories forever and ever. They not only capture the moments of lives but also keep us

mesmerizing through our memories. Photographs are surely a way of connecting ourselves with

our beautiful past memories.

But, does the photography only has an emotional connection or is there anything else also

about them to learn and explore? Well, the answer is “YES”. In today’s world photography is lot

more than just preserving beautiful memories. Photographs now have become a new mean of

communication which is definitely much louder and clearer than words. Besides being a mere

pass time hobby or passion, photography now is a self sufficient career in itself for many. It is

for its worldwide accreditation that in many universities and institutions photography has now

become a certified course of professionalism. Doesn’t it sound good? As now you can take up

your hobby as your profession too. Looks interesting, Isn’t?

Photography has advanced itself with many new specialty areas like still life photography, wild

life photography, underwater photography etc etc. The basics of all the photography courses

might remain same but as you move forward with your stream of specialization you yourself

will understand the difference of technical functionality of shooting and clicking. With so many

photography specialty courses, underwater photography is the one course that is full of gaming

and fun. To know more about underwater photography, here we have listed down some basic

of it which will give you a little insight about it. Take a look.

• Know your limits

Before you actually think of giving a trial to underwater photography we recommend

you to know your limits well in advance. Firstly, if you are a hydrophobic person then

drop the idea then and there. If you are a good scuba driver then you can try to take

marine life photography as your profession. Otherwise stick to the swimming pools and

there also predefined your work area boundaries to work in safer zones.

• Always shoot in adequate light

Either shoot in afternoons or make use of artificial lights to make light effects more

bright and intense. An underwater strobe or external flash are also good sources of

artificial lights in underwater. Proper and adequate lights will not only take away the

shadows of gloomy water but will also bring out colors in an alluring way.

• Be close and focused

Shooting underwater for pictures might result in unclear and blurred images. Try to

experiment with your macro lenses and zooming functions to get the crazy amazing

details of your subject area.

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