The undeniable depth of beauty captured in the underwater world has caught the eye of many. From the avid scuba enthusiasts to those who merely find appreciation in the enchanting beauty and fascination seen below the water’s service, the depths of the vast sea has the world intrigued.
Due to the advances we have seen in technology, underwater photography has been leaped into a new world of wonder and a mere keen eye for the unknown is just the beginning, having the adequate tools to get the job done is essential in capturing underwater videos and photos that give the human eye a glimpse into the unknown world below. Here are just a few of the essentials needed to capture unmistakable wonder deep below as well as common technical problems that the photographer must overcome:
1. Many underwater photographers find trouble with the lighting and portraying the true beauty versus what is captured in their images. Color and contrast are both often lost in images due to the depth of which the photo is taken.
2. High speed imaging has been used in a plethora of circumstances underwater; for example, it has been used to capture a seahorse giving birth which is far more rapid than the human eye could ever see, let alone in such detail provided by a high speed camera.
3. The flash used underwater has been known to be one of the most difficult tasks involved with underwater photography. Using the proper flash and/or strobe can make or break an image. The general rule of thumb is that the flash should not be used as the primary light source for the shoot.
Of course there are many more obstacles and details that intertwine with successful underwater photography. The key behind every photograph taken underwater is to be able to capture the beauty that not everyone will have the chance to see for themselves. The sea is an endless amusement park for photographers with rides that will last them a life time and we are lucky enough to be able to witness such true and magnificent beauty.