Waterproof Digital Camera
Put simply, there are thousands of amazing photographs just ready to be taken underwater. Whether you want a lifelong memory of a snorkeling trip in the Caribbean or just want to document undersea flora and fauna, you will need a waterproof digital camera to ensure that neither your photographs nor your camera are damaged.[easyazon-image-link asin=”B004YCUQHC” alt=”Kodak C123 Sport 12 MP Digital Camera with 5x Digital Zoom – Blue Bundle with Orange Float Strap” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LAcp6esLL.jpg” align=”center” width=”500″ height=”500″]Although it is simple to get film cameras that work fine underwater (these come in disposable form and are often available at your local supermarket), finding a digital variety of waterproof camera to take with you into the sea is often a bit more difficult. Luckily, when you find one, it is not that hard to operate it, as long as you follow this list of instructions.
Firstly, before you even leave your house, you will need to make sure that your waterproof digital camera’s battery is charged up, as well as ensure that you have enough empty space on your storage device (SD card, XD card, Memory Stick Pro Duo, etc.) to hold the number of pictures you wish to take. This will ensure that you do not encounter any nasty surprises with respect to battery life or memory storage while you are on your underwater journey!
Next, it is important to make sure that no dirt or dust is covering the waterproofing keeping your memory stick and battery dry. You will also need to make sure that the doors on the camera body shielding the memory stick and batteries from water are tightly closed.
By doing this, you will ensure firstly that your camera works (as a waterlogged camera won’t do much good when put to use!) and also that your memorable photos are kept safe by reducing the chance that your memory stick gets wet. Performing this step is important, as not doing so defeats the purpose of having a waterproof photography device!
Next, tie your waterproof digital camera to a part of your body (preferably your neck or arm) by using a strap. These straps are usually provided by the camera manufacturer, but if you do not have one, they can be bought cheaply from a photography supply store or online. This step reduces the risk that you lose your camera underwater. If you are swimming in the ocean, particularly in deep areas, you might not be able to get your camera back should you lose it!
Next, set your camera to the appropriate settings recommended by your camera’s manufacturer for underwater use. In most cases, you will need a flash to operate your camera underwater (unless lighting conditions are particularly good on the day you decide to use your camera), and there might be a special mode on your camera specifically designed for underwater use.
Once you are done with your waterproof digital camera, run fresh water over your camera’s waterproof casing for a couple of minutes to ensure that the salt does not damage the body. Before you use your camera again, make sure that it is completely dry. Good luck with your photography – underwater photos can be rewarding if taken correctly! Remember the best photos always begin with a quality waterproof digital camera and above average photography skills.
Start capturing stunning underwater images today !