Memories are created everywhere. And when I say everywhere, I mean that memories are even created underwater – so the creation of a digital camera underwater.
A digital underwater camera is not only used to capture underwater memories, some professional photographers also use marine digital cameras underwater in their business. Even marine biologists and scientists use digital cameras to capture underwater marine life and thus be able to study the lives and properties of marine life. But I think it is reasonable to assume that you, dear reader, are neither a marine scientist nor a professional photographer. Like me, you are just a few photos junkie who wants to capture underwater moments and just cannot figure how without ruining your cameras.
Please listen to me when I say that even waterproof cameras can not withstand underwater photography. To be waterproof is to resist the water in certain levels, submerging in under the water to get the perfect shot is like throwing out the window expecting a pick-up truck to pass and run on it.
Now, if you’re really serious about using a digital underwater camera to capture these moments and funny wacky underwater, I suggest that you buy specialty cameras.
There is rarely as digital cameras, the cameras are electronic and can not withstand water and water pressure. The closest electronics has ever had to produce digital cameras are producing underwater casings for underwater digital cameras. These bodies will turn your conventional digital camera into a digital camera underwater.
If you shoot with your digital camera underwater, you need to take note of a number of things to help you find the best underwater images.
Remember that as you farther under water, light diffuses. This means that your digital camera underwater will produce images darker than those images you took while on earth – is due to the scattering of light red spectrum seems darker. To avoid this, use white balance come with natural colors. Also, pictures taken underwater will come up more pictures taken on the ground with the same zoom effect. Remember to check your viewfinder digital underwater camera to check the angle of the image and size you want.
An underwater camera with digital flash will produce marine show phenomenon. It is a phenomenon where your pictures come out as blurry and with white particles floating above it, to avoid this phenomenon, it is advisable to use an external flash for your digital camera underwater.
Before using your digital camera underwater, dive the unit in the first water for a few seconds and then check for leaks through the case. Make sure that no grain of sand or a piece of hair is stuck between the seal to ensure that water will not permeate the case and thus wet your camera in the process. It is also advisable to put silica gel or two in the case of your digital camera underwater so they do not disrupt the functioning of the device. (Silica gel to keep moisture from forming inside your camera housing.)
Most underwater digital cameras come with optional lenses. Do not be afraid to add these to your kit lens digital camera underwater. Macro lenses will help you capture small things without too close and startling your subject.
Also, remember to always wash of salt when you’ve used it in salt water. If the salts are not washed, with time they will crystallize and act as sands and cause leaks for your camera housing. In cases where the sands seem to fall into the case, they are better washed with water jets.