Factors That Can Affect Underwater Photos


If you're planning to hire a photographer who has the necessary gear to handle an underwater photoshoot, there are lots of things that you'll need to do to get ready. It's important to discuss your idea with your photographer extensively so that they know exactly what types of shots you want. If you've taken inspiration from some images that you've found online, don't be afraid to share these shots with your photographer. Regardless of the type of photos you want, you should be aware that several factors can affect underwater photos in different ways. Here are some things to consider.

Time Of The Day

Thinking about how you want your underwater photos to look can influence the time you choose for your photoshoot. If you want the space beneath the surface of the water to be as bright as possible, choosing to meet your photographer in about the middle of the day will increase the likelihood that the conditions are bright. However, a shoot that occurs too late in the day could result in the water appearing darker than you'd like because of shadows across the water, which may not give your photos the look that you want. Depending on how far in advance you're booking your photoshoot, you should aim for a bright, sunny day whenever possible.

Presence Of Others

The presence of other people in the water can also affect your underwater photos. For example, if you're looking for underwater photos at a beach, it's ideal to pick a beach that isn't heavily populated. Scheduling your shoot for a weekday instead of a weekend may be a good idea. When there are a lot of people in the water around you, their feet will stir up the sand. This results in the water appearing murky to some degree, which can affect the clarity of the photos. Conversely, having few or no additional people around you can help the water to appear clear, which can help the look of the images.

Movement And Breathing

If you're the subject of the photoshoot, you need to be cognizant of how you move and breathe. Each movement causes the water around you to move, which can create a blur in the photos. Similarly, when you exhale, you'll produce bubbles. While the bubbles can be an interesting-looking effect for certain shots, you might not want them in others. Knowing how to hold your breath, get into your pose, and be ready for the photographer to take some shots before you move and exhale is critical. Contact an underwater photographer for more information. 


9 June 2021

Good Photos Preserve Great Memories

When I was a child, it seemed like my parents never stopped taking photos of me and my brothers. I actually began to hide every time they got the camera out. When I moved out on my own, I vowed to never own a camera. I ended up purchasing a cell phone that had one, and after playing around with it a little, I learned how much fun it was to take photos! I loved it so much I went to school to learn how to be a professional photographer, and I enjoy every minute of my job. Just the other day, I took a look at all of my family's old photos and, I have to admit, I am so glad my parents took them! I have a little spare time to fill, so I decided to start a blog to share my photography tips! Come back often!