Facebook pixel

How to start with Underwater Photography

On 07/05/2020 by Kris Trondsen

Are you looking into how to start with Underwater Photography or do you already have some experience and want to improve your skills? Here are some insights to help you with your underwater photography experience. 

This blog will touch on: 

  • Understanding the basics

  • How to choose your first camera

  • Why attending an underwater photography course might be the right thing to do for you!

Understanding the basics

When it comes to taking good photos underwater it is important that we understand some of the basics of underwater photography. This comes down to how water affects the light that we have to work with and our composition.


There are two effects that water has on light that is important to understand. Firstly, since water is more dense than air, light does not travel as well in water. The result of this is that the deeper you go, the darker the environment you have to work with becomes. In fact 50% of the light from the sun is reflected at the surface of the water. 

Loss of light

Secondly, the lack of natural light results at a “change” of colours with depth. This will cause a significant loss in certain colours. The first one to diminish would be the red one, while the blue and the green will pop up. Something you might have noticed when going scuba diving.

Loss of color


When taking a photo it’s not only about having enough light, but also knowing how to compose it as well. It is the way you design how and where you put your subject (marine life) in the frame, as well as what to have in the background and foreground. For example, if you are taking a photo of a fish you should choose a simple background so that your subject can be in the centre of attention, rather than having it in front of a crowded background with other objects with similar colours.

Rule of thirds

How to choose your first camera?

Choosing what camera to get can be a difficult task. You will often find yourself using the price as a reference to quality, but it doesn’t necessarily guarantee you the best suited camera for your level. Getting an expensive, high-end camera will no doubt give you a powerful solution. On the other hand, in order to be able to fully utilize its potential, you need to get familiar with all features and details. A more budget-friendly, point-and-shoot camera will do most of the job for you when it comes to settings and colour balance. This will allow you to spend less time fiddling with it, and more time to enjoy the time and capture what you see.

Most action cameras nowadays have a very high quality in both video and photo mode, and rarely come with any extra costs in regards to underwater camera housings.

Up your skills with an Underwater photography course!

Regardless of your photography experience, taking part in an underwater photography course gives you the opportunity to get hands-on experience with different cameras and techniques, with a professional underwater photographer. What you can expect from a general course of underwater photography would be: 

  • A theoretical part, where you go through the basics of photography as well as a breakdown of different types of cameras and functions. 

  • A practical part, where what you have learnt is put into practice in the open water. You will receive precious feedback, and in some cases separate lessons on post-production of the images.

After attending such a course, you will be equipped with a better understanding and knowledge to take photos that convey the feeling that you get when you experience marine life yourself. 

So are you ready to start or continue your underwater photography training? Check out our Underwater Photography course, now also available online, please contact us if you would like more information! 
button book now dark



Post your comment


  • Kevinmop 08/09/2020 5:22pm (17 months ago)

    198786 hanging around of tripping rift [URL=http://ww35.lloydsbanck.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=zionschool.info/amateur/153017-amateur-lusy-is-hot-in-red.php]http://ww35.lloydsbanck.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=zionschool.info/amateur/153017-amateur-lusy-is-hot-in-red.php[/URL]
    215642 little quarell jamie elle premiumhdv [URL=https://worldfriend.ru/away.php?url=https://zionschool.info/]https://worldfriend.ru/away.php?url=https://zionschool.info/[/URL]
    127842 discover ideas about hold ups [URL=http://www.speedtube.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=zionschool.info/]http://www.speedtube.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=zionschool.info/[/URL]
    64983 nubiles sweet taste alina west [URL=http://mccainfreeride.com/rd?to=https%3a%2f%2fzionschool.info%2fblonde%2f146174-blonde-honey-rharri-rhound-services.php]http://mccainfreeride.com/rd?to=https%3a%2f%2fzionschool.info%2fblonde%2f146174-blonde-honey-rharri-rhound-services.php[/URL]
    149359 amkingdom claire heart of model [URL=http://essencedental.com.br/Home/SetCulture?culture=es&returnUrl=https%3a%2f%2fzionschool.info%2fnude%2f10484-madelyn-marie-nude-rating.php]http://essencedental.com.br/Home/SetCulture?culture=es&returnUrl=https%3a%2f%2fzionschool.info%2fnude%2f10484-madelyn-marie-nude-rating.php[/URL]
    146422 delightful teen takes off her bathrobe [URL=http://delo.pp.ua/index/goto/?site=https%3a%2f%2fzionschool.info%2fstockings%2f101645-first-sex-teacher-sexy-stocking.php]http://delo.pp.ua/index/goto/?site=https%3a%2f%2fzionschool.info%2fstockings%2f101645-first-sex-teacher-sexy-stocking.php[/URL]
    79973 zoe sparx every inch [URL=http://xristiane.ru/go.php?url=https://zionschool.info/]http://xristiane.ru/go.php?url=https://zionschool.info/[/URL]
    84060 brandi bae in big booty babe [URL=https://www.tongguitar.co.kr/shop/bannerhit.php?bn_id=57&url=https://zionschool.info/]https://www.tongguitar.co.kr/shop/bannerhit.php?bn_id=57&url=https://zionschool.info/[/URL]
    55192 kayla marie hot [URL=http://gimmecarcredit.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=zionschool.info/]http://gimmecarcredit.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=zionschool.info/[/URL]
    200158 stunning busty babe crissy moran posing [URL=https://www.paulis.de/frame/?url=https://zionschool.info/]https://www.paulis.de/frame/?url=https://zionschool.info/[/URL]
    907 showing for jynx maze office [URL=http://2rwcre.yext-wrap.com/plclick?pid=PRslB7mPu8&ids=6122794&continue=https://zionschool.info/&target=specialOffer]http://2rwcre.yext-wrap.com/plclick?pid=PRslB7mPu8&ids=6122794&continue=https://zionschool.info/&target=specialOffer[/URL]
    25711 naomi kiss veetrina [URL=http://usroadsports.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=zionschool.info/]http://usroadsports.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=zionschool.info/[/URL]
    82943 alexandria diamond takes big juicy dick [URL=http://apptisan.com/?lang=chi&redirect_to=https%3a%2f%2fzionschool.info%2fanal%2f144928-anal-corruption-evil-angel.php]http://apptisan.com/?lang=chi&redirect_to=https%3a%2f%2fzionschool.info%2fanal%2f144928-anal-corruption-evil-angel.php[/URL]
    68327 holly michaels my sister hot friend [URL=http://reportwatchers.org/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=zionschool.info/]http://reportwatchers.org/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=zionschool.info/[/URL]
    87939 global sexy girls [URL=http://www2.centro.net/adwordsAdClick/75412?creative=98342415307&keyword=turn&matchtype=p&network=g&device=c&url=https://zionschool.info/]http://www2.centro.net/adwordsAdClick/75412?creative=98342415307&keyword=turn&matchtype=p&network=g&device=c&url=https://zionschool.info/[/URL]

  • Shadowslvw 08/09/2020 8:09am (17 months ago)

    [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOMwHYnghbU]freebitcoin стратегия в ручном режиме[/url]

  • fobia 07/09/2020 11:44pm (17 months ago)

    Предположим, вы хозяин нового ресурса, который имеет приятный современный дизайн, удобную навигацию и нужную для покупателей информацию. Но до сих пор нет посетителей на сайте в режиме online. Что делать? Те, кто имеют свой бизнес мы поможем вам создать промо сайт. Науке давно известно, ни одно действительное либо виртуальное предприятие не может продвигаться самостоятельно. Отдельной организации необходимо поддержка в приобретении известности, а во Мировой компьюторной сети без нее безусловно не быть из-за яростной конкуренции.Мы занимаемся разработкой электронной коммерцией. Наши сотрудники готовы запустить полноценный интернет магазин в течение 6 суток. Не беря в расчет предоставления выполненных интернет-проектов, мы оказываем сервис технической подмоги: уместное продление хостинга и доменного имени, добавление содержания на сервис, размещения новинок. Наши услуги помогают вам стать фаворитом на горизонтах сети интернета.

    [url=https://apistudio.ru]продвинуть сайт в топ google[/url]

    Если вам нужно продвижение или создание сайта - пишите на sales@apistudio.ru

  • Lewisnam 07/09/2020 8:12am (17 months ago)

    Make money online! the best [url=http://online-crypto-trading.com/crypto-trading-analysis-tools.html]crypto trading lowest fees[/url],[url=http://online-crypto-trading.com/tk/bitcoin-platformu.html]Bitcoin kaldıraç[/url],[url=http://online-crypto-trading.com/ru/часы-торговли-биткойнами.html]платформа биткойн[/url] ,[url=http://online-crypto-trading.com/de/Live-Bitcoin-Handel.html]Bitcoin-Handelsbot[/url]

  • Shadowuzov 06/09/2020 4:08pm (17 months ago)

    [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xwix5C1k54]заработок биткоин без вложений[/url]

  • TimothyTieta 05/09/2020 12:36am (17 months ago)


    Repair work residential premises turnkey - much better Solving problems through wizards.In order place an order for repair work dwellings in Diamond District, leave a request on site or by phone. To create hospitality interior decoration expertly as well as properly, it is vital to utilize effective and also extremely audio products that comply with all standards and technological criteria. However the primary distinction is not also in the components, but in how and just how correctly they are actually made use of. And also this is actually the work of the experts. Expert capabilities areactually an extremely essential situation. . Likewise in our firm, you can purchase personalized bathroom vanities, retail interior design on the most effective problems. With us, interior basements, in addition to Premium renovation Bay Terrace, will end up being straightforward, high quality and also quickly. Our representative will call you back, for clarification few details and assign Times of Day arrival to you professionals and designer.

  • Shadowfhvy 04/09/2020 6:00pm (17 months ago)

    [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xwix5C1k54]фрибиткоин стратегия[/url]

  • ecozob 01/09/2020 4:12pm (17 months ago)

    [b][url=https://eco-corporation.ru|eco-corporation.ru]Стоимость септика для частного дома[/url][/b]

    Профессионалы нынешней организации несут в себе большой квалификация закрепления полных субъектов септиков да канализационных строев. Действуем от объектами другого масштаба. Люди смогут принести подробную консультацию до понравившийся трудности однако протянуть руку помощи в указанном покупке мнения до водоотведению.

  • DavidVon 01/09/2020 3:08pm (17 months ago)

    Hi there! [url=http://propecia.ru.com/]purchase propecia[/url] buy propecia with no prescription <a href=http://propecia.ru.com/>where buy propecia</a>

  • KennethKem 28/08/2020 4:53pm (17 months ago)

    Привет всем участникам! Класный у вас сайт!
    Нашёл познавательное в сети:
    [url=http://firstnewz.ru/news/1234-boi-v-sirii.html] Бои в Сирии [/url] [b] Бои в Сирии Сирийские войска вступили в субботу в восточные районы Алеппо, где находится плацдарм вооруженных формирований оппозиции. Ожесточенные столкновения идут у эстакады Джиср-Саххур, по которой б [/b]
    Ещё много интересного нашел тут: [b] новости новороссии весна [/b] [url=http://firstnewz.ru/] последние новости политики [/url]
    [url=http://firstnewz.ru/energetika/]новости энергетики России[/url] новости альтернативной энергетики последние

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments