In the tropical waters of Ko Lanta there are a few standard basic camera settings which the Liquid Lense professional photographers almost always use, and teach students.
Category: Camera & Setup Tips
Tips, tricks and photographic techniques from Liquid Lense’s underwater digital imaging specialists, to help you improve your underwater Macro images.
Macro photography works particularly well underwater, not only because the ocean is filled with fascinating small marine creatures, but also because it is less dependent than other types of underwater photography on the conditions. However good the visibility may appear, the ocean is full of particles that potentially create noise, haze, fuzz or backscatter in your shot, so positioning your lens as close as you can to your subject will help to produce the very best images. Bad visibility rarely affects close-up photographs, as there is significantly less water in the frame. One of the fundamental rules of underwater photography is to get as close as possible to your subject, or, more importantly, to have as little water as possible between your camera lens and your subject.
Underwater Macro Photography is easier than Wide-Angle Photography, so it is a great place to start your journey into the world of underwater photography, whether you have a DSLR or Digital Compact camera.
Using a strobe for underwater photography will, without a doubt, help to improve the quality and colour of your underwater images. But strobes can be tricky to get the hang of. Even using a strobe for basic shot types can be challenging, never mind when you are trying to create certain specific lighting effects.
So how do you know when to use a strobe and how to achieve the best positioning?
Taking good care of your underwater equipment and caring for your underwater camera system are essential steps towards avoiding any dreaded leaks and will help to ensure your underwater camera system lasts you a long time.
Many people have had their cameras ruined through not knowing how to look after or properly set up their equipment. So what can you do to prevent the untimely demise of your underwater system?
How many times have you taken pictures underwater, thinking that the results are going to be amazing, only to be disappointed when reviewing them at the end of the day?
This is a very common problem and is because, compared to land photography, underwater photography is a whole different kettle of fish!
Liquid Lense have developed a range of Tips and Tricks to help underwater photographers and underwater videographers.
At Liquid Lense, we understand that not everyone wants or needs their hands held while learning new skills, some like to just dive straight in with a few pointers and see how they get on.
With this in mind, Liquid Lense now offers an inexpensive, quick and easy Tips & Tricks Session that can get you started on the right track, without too much time spent studying the manual!
Liquid Lense has revised and updated the Underwater Photographer Course for this coming season!
The Underwater Photographer Course is a 3-day underwater digital photography course covering all the skills and training you need to take fantastic underwater photos.
One of the fundamental rules in Digital Photography is that you should ‘never shoot straight into the sun‘. But, in Underwater Silhouette Photography, that rule is made to be broken!
The Micro Four Thirds system (MFT) is a photography standard created by Olympus and Panasonic for mirrorless, interchangeable lens, digital cameras and camcorders. Micro Four Thirds does not require space for a mirror and a pentaprism, which allows smaller camera bodies to be designed.
Methodology in Choosing a Photo Camera Housing
If you’re reading this article, then you probably already have the underwater photography bug and are seriously considering choosing a photo camera housing.
No doubt you’ve seen some incredible underwater photos in dive magazines or had a go at underwater photography and are eager for more.
Having your own camera and underwater housing is essential for really getting to grips with your new hobby, but there is such an enormous range of options available on the market today – how do you choose?