Capturing Moments Underwater using Digital Camera
Memories are created just about anywhere. And when I say anywhere,
I mean that memories are even created underwater – so the concept of
underwater digital camera. An underwater digital camera is not just used
to study the life and properties of the marine life. But I think it is
safe to assume that you, my reader, are neither a marine scientist nor
a professional photographer. Like me, you are just some photo junkie
who wants to capture underwater moments and just cant figure out how
without ruining your cameras.Please listen to me when I say that even
waterproof cameras cannot withstand underwater photography.To be waterproof
is to resist the water in certain levels, submerging in under the water
to get the perfect shot is like throwing it out of the window expecting
a pick-up truck to pass by and run over it.
Now if you’re really serious about using an underwater digital camera
to capture those wacky and funny moments underwater, I suggest that you
buy specialty cameras. There are rarely underwater digital cameras, as
cameras are electronic and cannot withstand water and water pressure.
The closest electronics has ever got to producing underwater digital
cameras are producing underwater casings for digital cameras.
These casing will turn your conventional digital camera into an
underwater digital camera.
If you are shooting with your underwater digital camera, you need to
take note of a few things to help you come up with the best images
underwater.Remember that as you farther under water, light diffuses.
This means that your underwater digital camera will produce images
darker than those images you took while on land – this is because
of the light diffusion the red spectrum seems darker. To avoid this, use
white balance come up with natural colors. Also, pictures taken underwater
will come up larger than pictures taken on land with the same zoom effect.
Be sure to check your underwater digital camera’s viewfinder to check the
right picture angle and size that you want.
Also, remember to always wash of salt when you’ve used it under salt water.
If the salts are not washed of, in time they will crystallize; act as
sands and cause leaks for your camera case. In cases when sands seem to
get into the case, they are better washed off with streams of water.