Tip 1: the camera
If you already have a camera with display, the acquisition of underwater protection enough. Pure rangefinder cameras are however not suitable for use under water.
When buying a diving firm compact or system camera make sure you especially on the image quality and noise behavior in bad light even if you have to spend a few bucks more. Wide angle is also very important, there should be at least 28 mm, 24 mm or less are better. A short shutter lag is also crucial, otherwise fish or ball have disappeared already before the picture in the box.
For snorkelers, a diving strength ranges up to 3 meters for divers there should be already 18 meters. Also smartphones can be equipped diving firm. SLR cameras are suitable due to the costs and operate more for passionate underwater photographer, but have huge advantages in the key disciplines of aperture and shutter lag.
Tip 2: camera protection
Forget the trick with the plastic bag bound to. Better invest in a good underwater housing. It is there for each camera type, including Smartphones. Wisely, you protect your outdoor Smartphone also. Access to proven models, even if you have to spend more for it. Despite protective casing the operation of camera must be quick and easy, fish are not waiting on the photo.
Tip 3: accessories
Protect your camera with a bag to sand and water. Divers need plenty of light. Camera flashes are much too weak. External Flash systems or portable lights are offered, from flashlights is more advisable, since they often distort the colors. Under water, the wide angle range of the zoom is useful to get close to the subject and a few light as best as possible to take advantage of. Select your memory card in sufficient size.
Tip 4: preparation and care
Provide full batteries and empty memory cards. You can go under water, on the beach, you should hold the camera as closed. Keep protected the camera from sand, Sun and water. Do not dry water spray, salt water spray as soon as possible wet wipe. A soft brush away sand and dirt from the crevices of the camera. Clean your camera as possible every day.
Tip 5: the best beach light
The lunchtime brought steep incident light rays and thus hard contrasts – blown-out light and element from dark areas are the consequence. The motifs, particularly faces, are unflattering lit. Take advantage of the morning and afternoon hours. This light brings more depth in your images. Light hazy light at any time of day makes for good lighting and nice colors, but you should not take then as the sky in the picture. Light sand like to fool the auto exposure mode, then choose a beach or snow scene mode or set your camera’s exposure compensation to plus value.