Underwater Photography Underwater   photography   is   very   tricky   and   presents   many   unique   challenges   before   you   produce   decent   photographs.      By   far   the most   challenging   thing   to   get   right   is   colour   balance.      Water   absorbs   different   wavelengths   of   light   the   deeper   you   go   and   your   photos will   appear   bluer   and   greener   with   greater   depth.      Fortunately   as   a   snorkeller   you   probably   won't   be   going   too   deep,   but   you   will   still need   to   adjust   the   white   balance   by   adding   varying   amounts   of   red,   orange   or   yellow.     The   other   most   challenging   thing   is   movement; not   only   will   you   be   trying   to   photograph   a   moving   subject   but   you   will   be   hand-holding   the   camera   while   being   moved   around   by   the water too.  It requires patience, practice and disappointment before you start taking good underwater photographs. We   started   taking   photos   using   point-and-shoot   cameras   and   so   always   set   the   camera   white   balance   to   the   Underwater   setting.      We have   now   progressed   to   the   Canon   G1X   Mk   II   and   always   shoot   using   RAW   so   that   we   can      best   adjust   the   white   balance   on   the computer   later.      Even   when   taking   RAW   photos,   we   set   the   camera   white   balance   to   the   Underwater   setting   because   when   taking video   the   camera   uses   this   white   balance   setting.     All   of   our   photos,   RAW   and   JPEG,   have   been   adjusted   on   a   computer   so   that   the true colours are presented. Our Book: A Snorkeller’s Guide to Common Fishes of Ningaloo Reef We have written a book which can be previewed and purchased from this web site: A Snorkeller’s Guide to Common Fishes of Ningaloo Reef

Our Second Book: A Snorkeller’s Guide to Ningaloo Reef - Fishes, Corals & Snorkel Spots

We have released the second edition of our book and have changed the title to reflect the additions we have made to the book.  A preview can be seen here.
Keith & Vlasta Ross-Jones
© Keith Ross-Jones
Underwater Photography Underwater     photography     is     very     tricky     and     presents     many     unique challenges    before    you    produce    decent    photographs.        By    far    the    most challenging   thing   to   get   right   is   colour   balance.      Water   absorbs   different wavelengths   of   light   the   deeper   you   go   and   your   photos   will   appear   bluer and   greener   with   greater   depth.      Fortunately   as   a   snorkeller   you   probably won't   be   going   too   deep,   but   you   will   still   need   to   adjust   the   white   balance by    adding    varying    amounts    of    red,    orange    or    yellow.       The    other    most challenging   thing   is   movement;   not   only   will   you   be   trying   to   photograph   a moving   subject   but   you   will   be   hand-holding   the   camera   while   being   moved around   by   the   water   too.      It   requires   patience,   practice   and   disappointment before you start taking good underwater photographs. We   started   taking   photos   using   point-and-shoot   cameras   and   so   always   set the    camera    white    balance    to    the    Underwater    setting.        We    have    now progressed   to   the   Canon   G1X   Mk   II   and   always   shoot   using   RAW   so   that we   can      best   adjust   the   white   balance   on   the   computer   later.      Even   when taking   RAW   photos,   we   set   the   camera   white   balance   to   the   Underwater setting   because   when   taking   video   the   camera   uses   this   white   balance setting.      All   of   our   photos,   RAW   and   JPEG,   have   been   adjusted   on   a computer so that the true colours are presented. Our Book: A Snorkeller’s Guide to Common Fishes of Ningaloo Reef We have written a book which can be previewed and purchased from this web site: A Snorkeller’s Guide to Common Fishes of Ningaloo Reef

Our Second Book: A Snorkeller’s Guide to Ningaloo

Reef - Fishes, Corals & Snorkel Spots

We have released the second edition of our book and have changed the title to reflect the additions we have made to the book.  A preview can be seen here.
© Keith Ross-Jones
Keith & Vlasta Ross-Jones