Trade Tricks: Underwater Digital For Travelers
Create amazing images beneath the water’s surface with your digital camera
If you've snorkeled or scuba dived on vacation, you already know about the amazing world that lies beneath the water's surface. The remarkable creatures and seascapes are so stunning that they beg to be captured in photographs. Thankfully, you don't have to be a professional photographer with expensive gear to take dramatic underwater images.
Digital underwater photography trumps film in one big way. With film, you're limited to 36 exposures before you have to resurface and reload a fresh roll. With digital, you can keep shooting as long as there's memory on the card and air in your tank.
You may consider a digital camera like the SeaLife ReefMaster DC310, a 3-megapixel camera designed for underwater photography, or you can use your existing compact digital camera. With a protective housing and a few tips and tricks, you can return with stunning images of the ocean depths.
Water, especially salt water, can wreak terrible damage on a camera. Even small amounts of salt water can eventually corrode metal components of your camera, making a submersible housing a must.