Taking Underwater Photos: National Geographic Photography


There’s a really inexpensive way for you to get a high-quality underwater photos. You just need a simple store-bought aquarium tank to house your camera.

Here are some things to remember when using your amateur underwater housing.

  • 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.

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