Guide to Underwater Photography

The first photograph was successfully accomplished by Louis Daguerre in 1837 and soon after many scientists developed quickly many different ways on creating photography. Photography is widely used as you can literally stop time with them thus, creating history in the process.

Before photography technology was developed, artists would paint portraits and sceneries in order to record them for eternity however, most of those materials and chemicals get damaged in time thus, losing the data provided by it.

The Essential Equipment to Conduct Underwater Photography

The under water life and architecture has always fascinated humans and even though scientists and marine life explorers have and are still collecting data and photographs recording marine life existence as well as lost treasures, there are still vast numbers of areas and places of interest that we still don't have any data or photographs on and some which humans cannot access due to the underwater pressure and conditions.

However, most of us that dive professionally, scuba dive, snorkel and thus, enjoy marine life also need specific equipment for protection and also to do any underwater photography.

The most important piece of equipment for underwater photography is the camera; you have a large variety of choices here from the single use disposable plastic cameras that you find in tourist stores and most of us can use with ease as it is not complicate to use or/and handle to the professional, high performance cameras for the professional pictures.

Depending on the type of camera you have, you will be able to obtain professional and amateur pictures however, you also need to take in consideration who is making the underwater photography and for what purpose. Most of us take underwater pictures for fun when we go snorkeling of diving and usually don't look for details, shadows and color performance as does some professionals therefore, the single use cameras are probably best.

In order to shoot professional underwater photography you may need to spend a considerable amount of time under water due to which you will need a wet suit to protect your body as well as maintain your body temperature constant. Even amateur diver use wet suits at times depending on the amount of time they are planning to spend in the water and the temperature of the water. Underwater photography at times may prove to be harder then land based photography because you have to maintain your balance, float and try not to disturb the marine life at the same time.