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Underwater Photography and Its Challenges

Posted by on July 31, 2012

I am sure you would love the opportunities to see animals and strange creatures in their natural place. You can have this opportunity to see coral reefs and other animals with the help of underwater photography. You will get the opportunities to explore different parts of the world that are undiscovered most of the times. We all know that the earth is covered with 68% of water and most of it has been never filmed or seen before.

Most people get fascinated when it comes to exploring the oceans. First of all you should be very good at diving if you want to get inside for underwater photography. It will be very difficult for an underwater photographer if he or she is not a good diver. It would be like asking for a disaster when a camera is added as a distraction to a novice diver.

There are some things you should consider before getting into underwater photography. You can learn the curve quickly if you understand that you will come across many challenges in underwater photography. The most important difference between other types of photography and underwater photography is that it depends on technique of your equipment. There can be a great technique with a wedding photographer, but if the equipment is not good then the effect will appear on the photos.

Wide angle and close up shots are the two types of photographs of underwater photography. The only reason you have these two options is the water. With other types of photography, your angle or the sun is the biggest problems you have to handle. The difference is you have different types of shots you can capture. The most complicated part of underwater photography is the challenge of getting a perfect and clear shot.

Lighting is totally different when it comes to underwater photography. Depth plays a major role in what colors you come across and what you can capture. Once you get to a depth of 60 feet you will only see blue and green colors. It is like capturing in bowl of syrup of pancake. To compensate for the deformity of color you should get as close as possible to the creature or animal. Your wide angle lens will let you get better focus on big corral, fish and other objects. You will have to get near the vest shot for a macro shot. If you get too far your shot will get out of focus and there will be no color at all. There are not any types of lenses that can be utilized in underwater photography since they would be not of any use in such atmosphere.