A&P underwater photograph

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  1. shinigami24

    shinigami24 New Member

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    anyone have any experience with underwater pictures? i'm getting started in scuba diving and want to get some pictures done underwater, can someone help me out with this?
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    what do you need help with? buy a underwater cam or underwater case for current cam...take pics...profit :dunno:
     
  3. they make cheap underwater disposable cameras. that's probably your cheapest bet :hs:
     
  4. mojito

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    the disposable are crap. if you have to, make sure to get one with a flash



    underwater casings for higher end cams are espensive, sometimes more than the camera. The more functions than you need the case to do, the more it is.

    lighting is tricky, flash really really helps, as ususally the water is murky. Working with the sun can be tricky too. a lot of it is going to be trying different things out and seeing how they come out.

    make sure to look at a lot of others works to see differnt ideas
     
  5. tenplanescrashing

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    our photographer at work has a d1x, d200 and a d100 but uses an Fuji p&s w/ an underwater housing to get the underwater shots! Especially since housings for the d70/d100 are around $2000.
     
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    I use my Sony DSC-W1 point and shoot with an underwater housing that cost me about $150 if I remember right. Works pretty good for up close, after that the flash just isnt enough.

    Definately go digital for this. The chance that any 1 picture you take will turn out good is low, you will need to take many many pictures.

    My average picture turns out something like this
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    Dont expect anything too horribly impressive without spending big bucks and getting lots of practice.
     
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    shinigami24 New Member

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    hell if i can get shots like those i'll be very happy =D i'm just getting started
     
  8. SenenCito

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    ive been seriously considering getttng an underwater housing kit for my camera..im in love with pictures of people underwater and very few people seem to do it
     
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    Anyone know where to get an underwater housing kit for the Canon SD series?
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    never shot underwater in north america...is the water clear enough?

    ive shot with an disposable underwater cam in hawaii where the water is beautifuly clear and got great resulat
     
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    DO IT!!! I saw some awesome stuff when I was there. way more life and soft coral than Hawaii had. :bigthumb:


    Rum + sailing + snokeling ftw
     
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    man you never contacted me, would have been nice to meet you

    but trust me if I get to do it ill be shooting people underwater instead of reef, I know the waters in culebra are ridiculously clear and beautiful so it would look awesome
     
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    yeah time flew by, but we're defiently coming back, hopefully this coming winter. we're going back to the dominican this summer too. just can't stay away from the caribbean :drool:
     
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    bhphoto.com has underwater housings
     
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    Amazon. I have a SD400 and got the underwater housing for $104. It works great. I have not taken it completely underwater yet, but have used it when out on the Waverunner and it keeps the camera dry and protected.
     
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    This was in Catalina as were the previous ones I posted. Thats pretty typical of the clarity in the coastal Pacific at least around Southern California and Northern Mexico. Some times it is alot more clear but I would say this is average.
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