Top 10 UW Photo Tips

by Lily Mak & David Prichard

Top 10 Tips to Improve Your Underwater Photography

  1. Determine wide-angle or close-up images -> set-up camera
  2. Practice good buoyancy control.
  3. Dive slowly – look above, below, and all around.
  4. Get close to your subject.
  5. Compose your images – know your subject’s behavior.
  6. Shoot upwards.
  7. Take advantage of available light.
  8. Work within the limitations of your camera equipment.
  9. Share your findings – be courteous to other divers and photographers.
  10. Preserve the environment.