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Underwater Photography by Tobias Friedrich

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2 The Basics

2.1 Diving and Taking Pictures

As soon as a camera is involved, the nature of a dive changes. To what degree this changes depends on the photographer’s motivations and photography goals. Passionate photographers consider a dive successful only when they get a good image. Others approach a dive with a more relaxed attitude and may be satisfied even if the memory card is still empty when it’s over. Divers have to decide for themselves how important photography will be during a dive.

The more time you spend under water with your camera, and the more discipline you exercise in searching for new subjects, the more your photographic results will improve.

Sunrise and sunset produce particularly attractive lighting in photos; both on land ...

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