When speaking about underwater photography to diving clubs in the UK I often get asked whether the things I talk about apply to GoPros. The basic underwater photography techniques are very relevant to using an action camera, but I thought it would be good to put my money where mouth is and do some still photography with a GoPro on my latest trip to Egypt.
I’ve not addressed one of the big questions in underwater photography yet. Which are better strobes or video lights? In this blog I am going to explain how using these different light sources impacts on your underwater photography and look at when you would use one or the other. I’ll also try and give some advice on how to set your camera when using a constant light source rather than a flash.
In my previous blog I looked at what accessories can be added to your Olympus TG5 to enhance its performance. Now I’m going to talk about what settings I used and what techniques worked for me.
When starting out taking a camera underwater, you are adding an additional task load to your diving. Because of this setting the camera to Auto and just taking snaps to start off with isn't necessarily a bad thing. But what you'll find is that often your pictures won't look as good as you'd like them to.