Taking Underwater Photos: National Geographic Photography


Learn how to build an inexpensive waterproof housing for your camera that allows you to take high-quality underwater photos. All you need are a couple store-bought items, and a splash of imagination!

Here are some quick tips to remember when using amateur underwater housing for your camera.

  • Shoot in bright light (the harsher the better).
  • Shoot as wide as you can (since water magnifies).
  • Shoot as close as you can (since water’s never 100% clear).

Watch the video below for a more in-depth explanation about underwater photography, hosted by National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore.

This helpful tip is just one of hundreds of techniques found in the course Fundamentals of Photography II, available now to stream on The Great Courses Plus.