Enjoy and Learn Underwater Photography

You will never forget your visit to the Mayan Riviera and the experiences you will have here. If you love photography, there’s a big chance you shoot marvelous pictures here. That’s why we want to share with you 5 important tips to create memorable images of the main touristic attractions and of the treasures hidden under the surface of the sea!


1. Feel like fish in the water

It’s very important that you feel comfortable because it will greatly determine how good your pictures will look like. Whether you practice scuba diving or snorkeling, we encourage you to take control of your flow and avoid risky circumstances while taking pictures.


2. Know your subject

What would you like to photograph? Fish, reefs, sea turtles? Learning about your subject allows you to take advantage of the chances you get, because you will be able to anticipate their moves, behavior and whether they are dangerous or not.


3. Choose the best equipment according to your needs

There are two options: compact cameras or DSLR. Whether you are a professional or an amateur photographer, it’s very likely that you already know the advantages of the latter (better quality, more control, creative possibilities). A compact camera, however, is easier to operate and, because of its size, you can
handle it more efficiently.


4. Use light to your advantage

Natural daylight will be enough when you take pictures near the surface. However, the deeper you go, the more you’ll need to rely on an artificial light source. For DSLR cameras, there’s a huge variety of flash lights that will work well if you know how to use them properly. Some compact cameras, on the other hand, come with a built-in flash that makes things easier, although you will not be able to change the lighting.


5. Create a composition

Good photographs are well-composed. Use basic composition techniques like the rule of thirds, symmetry and asymmetry, frame within the frame, fill the frame, etc. If you choose to work with a DSLR camera, explore the possibilities of different lenses.

Remember that mastery requires a lot of practice.

In Happy Address, we are waiting for you to be part of your stories.




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