Tips to perfect your Underwater Photography skills

Blog by: Sauvik Chatterjee

In today’s day and age photography has no boundaries if you have the right equipment with you. You might be a marine enthusiast or you might want to do underwater photography professionally but you don’t know where to start. Don’t worry these tips will help you get ready for a photoshoot underwater.

Be mindful of the life underwater

Before diving into the water, learn about what kind of marine life you could expect underwater. After you dive into the water, you have to be careful about not agitating any dangerous creatures and take their pictures from a distance. Furthermore, if you are not careful with your camera and your oxygen tank you could harm fragile organisms.

The organisms underwater are not your pets

When underwater, you might see a fish with beautiful colours on its skin. Resist the temptation to handle the fish and move it to another location for a good picture. Try not to meddle into the lives of all marine life as it could harm both you and the organism.

Build up your skills

Underwater photography is not easy because you’ll be delving into an environment which you’re not used to. You’ll have to be sure that you’ll be comfortable while underwater. So, enrolling yourself in an underwater photography course would be a good idea before entering the marine world. You’ll learn sustainable diving techniques and be a more skilled underwater photographer.

Learn about the rules

Every locality has a set of rules and regulations for divers. These rules protect and preserve life underwater for the future generation. After you learn about the rules you should let others around you know about them as well.

Try not to take anything extra

Camera and camera equipment have their own weight and are buoyant. Don’t carry a lot of extra equipment with you so that you are able to keep track of all the things with you. You have to make sure that you remain stable underwater so that you don’t damage any habitat like reefs. Make sure that you practice your buoyancy control before you try out any major water body.


There are various things to explore in this world and an adventurous photographer would always want to capture all of it. The world underwater is also a part of it and if you’re starting out as an underwater photographer these tips would certainly help you.


Blog by: Sauvik Chatterjee


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