Tips for Taking Pictures While Snorkeling

Taking a striking picture while you are snorkeling is challenging. But if you want to get great colors that are representative of the beautiful underwater life you wish to film, we’ve got tips for you. And, if you are lucky, we might even teach you a little about proper composition.

With this information you can sign up for Cozumel snorkeling tours from Playa del Carmen and be ready to take amazing photos. Snorkeling on the Cozumel Reef is an experience you will not soon forget. And, with the tips provided in this piece, you will be well prepared to bring back some phenomenal images. So, enjoy your time with Alberto Novelo as he provides the tour for you and your family.

Tips for Taking Pictures While Snorkeling

Tips for Taking Pictures While Snorkeling

First Things First

The only way you are going to wind up with great images is with a good camera. Picking the best snorkeling camera is absolutely necessary. You can learn more about that here. Keep in mind though, that even if you have the best camera on the market, the composition of your picture and your own ability as a photographer will play a significant part in image success.

With a little bit of information, some training, and experience you will be prepared to create some beautiful images. Understand that underwater cameras never really take a good representation of what you see from the other side of the lens. But, with some photo editing skills and some practice, you will be able to ensure that they become more demonstrative of what you saw in front of you.

Figuring Out Coloring

Unfortunately, you may discover that when you first begin taking snorkeling pictures the colors are dull and drab. Or, they can come out looking flat instead of bright and vibrant like they appeared before your eyes. And, even with some of the best digital cameras this can be a very common problem. So, here are some tips about getting the color you want:

  • The water you are taking pictures through has a way of filtering out color and light. It is essentially, a big filter, and will shift the colors you see more towards a blue tint. That reduces the warmth of the reds and yellows.
  • Using big flashes can help fix the lighting issue. However, the best part of snorkeling is that you are close enough to the surface to benefit from more intense natural light. This can make it unnecessary to lug around that big flash that divers use.
  • Consider adding a filter to your camera. Keep in mind that filters often lack control and, they also have a tendency to reduce light which is a significant problem. This will make your pictures blurry. Learn more.
  • Adjusting the white balance can be helpful. This allows your camera to change the way it records colors. Most cameras offer two options, a custom (or manual) setting for white balance, and a preset version for underwater images.
  • Of course, photo editing software can really make a difference. Even if you only learn how to do some basic things you will be pleasantly surprised by the composition of your pictures once you have manipulated them a bit in Photoshop or some other editing software. You can learn a good deal about this process by clicking this.

If you need some more tips, this is a great resource.