Underwater photography have come a long way since new technology and development in cameras and equipment have changed. More and more people that are not professionals take photos with underwater cameras and they are exploring this new world.
Before taking pictures underwater was not easy, you needed large waterproof cases that were bulky enough and of course expensive. But now with new advancement in technology, plastic part of camera are made with such development that anybody can use those cameras underwater without worrying about getting your equipment damaged due to water.
Also the same is applicable for photography equipment, they have become compact and more reliable. Here’s are list of best digital cameras for underwater shooting and top 10 waterproof cameras in all kind of price range.
Other options which are called waterproof casing is also available and can be used with your existing cameras, but still I would suggest you to buy a camera that’s inherently waterproof. The range of these waterproof cameras are in plenty.
With underwater photography, you will be capturing an entirely new world, you will be amazed how beautiful your photography becomes and other than that you will get some exciting pictures.
Whenever you start, keep some of the essential tips in mind.
1. Depth & Pressure – Always read your camera’s manual before heading out for underwater photography. Every camera has different capacity of handling pressure and at a certain depth they start falling apart, so you need to know exactly what are your camera’s limits.
2. Always make sure your camera is fully charged and all the photos from memory stick is backed up. If possible remove those photos and take your memory stick with maximum memory, so that you can take lots and lots of pictures.
3. Before heading into water, remember to check all the corners and areas on your camera and look for any dirt and grime in and around the memory stick or battery. And if you are using underwater case, remember to check all the buttons, latches and seals. Everything must be checked thoroughly before diving in.
4. Securing your camera with a wrist strap is another good habit, as in water you may lose your camera and drop it off at the bottom, which is quite difficult to locate and get it back. So, when you jump in keep your camera strapped and attached to some part of your body.
5. After returning from shoot, wash your camera with clean water so no sediments from the underwater is seen and rub off any dirt that was accumulated. Also make sure that your equipment is completely dry before packing it in your camera bag or kit.
6. And finally have fun with your camera, you have to explore that new world that is eagerly waiting for you and your camera.
That’s it. do tell us, if you have ever done underwater photography before did you find any problems? Was it enjoyable? And which camera do you use?