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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Underwater photography

Last time I went to the seaside, it was at the end of october, I did not have a swimsuit, but I ended up in the sea anyway. Yeah, I love to get in the water!
Now imagine how much I would like to take photos in (and under) the water, just like Sarah Lee. I would love that!

Going underwater opens to a whole new (blue) world. To access it, you need new equipment. Expensive equipment.

If you want to use your dSLR, the housing to go underwater will cost you at least $670, that's the cheapest I found and it goes way above. It costs as much as the camera itself...

So, you'll probably be willing to look for a cheapest way, unless you are really serious about this. It turns out the cheapest housings start at $100, for the Nikon Coolpix L10 & L11. These may not be the best compact cameras but you can find used ones from $35! That means for less than $150 you can start exploring the land of Poseidon. Of course, once you get better and go further, you can spend more money and buy yourself top-notch equipment.

Places where you can buy underwater equipment:

En toute liberté Tortue
En toute liberté by ©Florian LEROY

Longimanus at Elphinstone Reef, Egypt Diving for 70 minutes with 3 ocean whitetip sharks was just incredible.  This photo allready was on first place in two photo contests.
Longimanus at Elphinstone Reef, Egypt by ©Tom Weilenmann

Spinner Dolphins Two spinner dolphins zoom past.  They swim incredibly quickly, and aren
Spinner Dolphins by ©Robin Hughes

Toni Frissell: Weeki Wachee spring, Florida, 1947 <a href="" rel="nofollow">Toni Frissell</a>: <a href="" rel="nofollow">Weeki Wachee spring</a>, Florida. Originally published by Harper
Toni Frissell: Weeki Wachee spring, Florida, 1947 by ©trialsanderrors

Whale Shark and Diver Flickr member <a href="">Image-Oasis</a> tries in vain to keep up with a whale shark
Whale Shark and Diver by ©Robin Hughes

Garden More photos from yesterday  <a href=";size=large" rel="nofollow">View On Black</a>  Coral gardens, to me atleast, are more beautiful than any terrestrial one ever could be.   G10 in Canon housing, natural light.
Garden by ©Hani Amir

Sabrina Asano underwater Filipino Underwatermodel Sabrina Asano
Sabrina Asano underwater by ©Mick Gleissner

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