Nov 16 2010

New Underwater Cases Of Digital Cameras

Published by at 8:53 pm under General

As a photography lover, I feel very proud that there was the creation of underwater digital camera. It enables us to capture every single moment of our life even we are underwater. We can keep our sweet moment just about anywhere now.

Frankly, an underwater digital camera is not just used to capture underwater sweet moment. Some professionals such as marine photographers also use underwater digital cameras in their business. In addition, marine biologists and scientists utilize underwater digital cameras to capture marine life and thus be able to study the life and properties of the marine life.

But I think it is safe to assume that you, my reader, are neither a marine scientist nor a professional photographer. Like me, you are just some photo lover who wants to take down underwater moments and just cannot figure out how without ruining your cameras.

Please listen to me when I say that even waterproof cameras cannot withstand underwater photography. To be waterproof is to resist the water in certain levels, submerging in under the water to take the perfect shot is like throwing it out of the window expecting a pick-up truck to pass by and run over it.

Now if you’re really serious about using an underwater digital camera to capture those wacky and funny moments underwater, I suggest that you buy specialty cameras.

Rarely are there underwater digital cameras, as cameras are electronic and cannot withstand water and water pressure. The closest electronics has ever got to producing an underwater digital cameras is producing underwater casings for digital cameras. These cases will turn your conventional digital camera into an underwater digital camera.

If you are shooting with your underwater digital camera, you need to take note of a few things to help you come up with the best images underwater.

Remember that as you farther under water, light diffuses. This means that your underwater digital camera will produce images darker than those images you took while on land? This is because of the light diffusion the red spectrum seems darker. To avoid this, use white balance come up with natural colors. Also, pictures taken underwater will come up larger than pictures taken on land with the same zoom effect. Be sure to check your underwater digital camera viewfinder to check the right picture angle and size that you want.

An underwater digital camera with its built-in flash will produce marine show phenomenon. It is a phenomenon wherein your pictures come out as blurry and with white particles floating above it, to avoid this phenomenon it is advisable to use external flash for your underwater digital camera.

Before using your underwater digital camera, submerge the camera in the water first for several seconds then check if there are leaks through the case. Make sure that no grain of sand or piece of hair is stuck in between the seal to confirm 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 inside the case of your underwater digital camera as long as they do not disturb the camera operation.

Most underwater digital cameras come with optional lenses. Do not be afraid to add these lenses to your underwater digital camera kit. Macro lenses will help you to capture small things without getting too close and startling your subject.

Also, remember to always wash of salt when you are using it under salt water. If the salts are not washed off, in time they will crystallize; act as sands and cause leaks for your camera case. In cases when sands seem to get into the case, they are better washed off with streams of water.

Summing up, if you are really serious on taking photo underwater, go and check out some big brands website to look for the underwater cases for your digital cameras.

If you want to know more about digital SLR cameras, you may read through Best SLR Camera, Introduction of Digital Photography and Basics About Digital SLR Photography.

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