How to take underwater photographs

If we consider the difficult technique from all the articles discussed by me till now, taking underwater photographs is the most challenging job and costliest too. For trying a hand on this technique you have to start from the most basic element that is mastering the swimming. You have to light the object if you are taking the photograph deep into the water. So learning good lightning technique is also important element in underwater photography. This article will be beneficial for the amateur photographers. 


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Develop good Swimming Technique

The most important part you should focus on is the buoyancy control technique. You should be a master in this technique or you will never get a straight picture of the underwater subject, as you will always move while taking the snap. You know that in underwater photography most of the part contains close up work. Each time for adjusting the focus you have to move your camera to and fro for fraction of inches and this should be done by remaining stable.

Determine the Light Setups Before

Ninety percent of underwater subjects are continuously moving. So for taking their good picture you have to set the lights at first, so that the required pose is not missed by you.

Shoot by Keeping the Camera Lens Upward

If you take the photo snap from below the underwater subject looks real and large, this you can’t achieve from the top. You can also loose the background while taking the photo from the top.

Take the Photo as Close as Possible

On ground 24 inches is the ideal distance for good photograph, but this is not the case in under water photography. Water absorbs most of the light so you have to remain close to the subject.


Photo must contain small reflection in eyes

Incase of wild life photography catch light are must but when it comes to underwater photography catch lights are important from dimension point of view.

Important Consideration

I will suggest that first you create a list of subject you want to take snap of and spend more time with them underwater. Doing this will make you familiar with the behavior of the subject. Don’t try to chase the subject instead move slowly with there motion. And don’t force them for getting the required pose of them instead wait patiently for them to give the pose as per your requirement. 


So following the above discussed tips will give you a good outcome. Only the point is that you have to spend a lot and you get a little in case of underwater photography.