Divetech's Photo Pro's
Commemorate your dive trip by hiring one of Divetech's photo pros.
Divetech has 3 photo pro's on staff to capture amazing images of your time underwater. Our photographers can shoot still images or video, as well as photo and video editing services.
Good underwater photos require teamwork!
To get the best for your underwater photo session, you need to be a good subject. Here's some tips from the photo pros on how to be a good underwater model.
Have a plan - Do you have some particular shot in mind? Tell your photographer. Describe what it is you'd like to accomplish with them - if it's recreating the Titanic bow scene on the USS Kittiwake, or just getting great shots of you and your family diving.
Don't be erratic - The worst shots are of diver bum. As such your photographer will leapfrog you and turn around to capture you approaching them. Your photographer selects a location of when he/she thinks you will be swimming to, so the worst thing is to be erratic and swim in a totally different direction than your photog though you were going.
Don't crawl on the bottom - The best shots are often shot up. So your photographer will try to get below you. This means they need room to get below you - if you crawl on the bottom, they will not be able to do this. Also, with sandy bottoms, this can reflect a lot of strobe light, and sand will cause backscatter in the image, so it's best to stay at least 6-8 feet above the ocean floor, if not more.
Watch your breathing - Your photographer will try to time the shot so you will not be exhaling. Bubbles can ruin an otherwise good image, so try to remember your breathing when you are in range for the shot.
Wear contrasting clothing - Good photos are all about contrast. Red, orange and yellow colored dive gear and clothing contrast nicely with the blue ocean water. So if possible, wear something that is opposite blue on the color wheel.
Face the photographer - You don't need to stare at the camera, but the best shots are when a diver has their face and body aimed towards the camera. Try not to turn away.
Watch for signals - A good photographer knows composition, and will try to 'frame' the diver and the surrounding reef. A photographer may pick out a section of reef, and then try to place the diver in just the right spot in the photographic frame. Be sure to pay attention to hand signals from the photographer on where they'd like you to be.
What kind of image do you want? Different styles of shooting, and different photographic techniques can produce different 'feelings' to an image. From strobe lit shots, to ambient light, to black and white. Not sure which is which? Some examples of each are right here: