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Underwater photography

Underwater photography is the process of taking photographs while underwater. It is usually done while scuba diving, but can be done in other manners, such as while snorkeling or swimming.

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Underwater photography is extremely challenging since it is difficult to capture the image of a moving object, such as a fish, while the photographer is also moving. Many of the "rules" of photography still apply underwater but they must be used with some thought. A lot of advice can be found in scuba magazines and underwater photo web sites.

Taking amateur underwater photos is easy and fairly inexpensive. Purchase a disposable water proof camera and go to a nearby body of water—even a swimming pool will suffice. You can then practice taking photos of a willing subject, such as a friend. The film can be developed just as traditional photographs.


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Professional Underwater Photographers

Underwater Photography References