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Underwater photography is much different than land photography. Light and color loss, water clarity, currents and housing condensation are all elements that affect underwater photography. The large Dive Certification organizations have complete classes dedicated to Digital Underwater photography. Digital cameras are complex and need to be understood and set properly to obtain best results.
AVOID SILHOUETTING: Try not to shoot upwards towards the surface light as this may cause silhouetting of your subject. It is best to shoot slightly downwards or level to your subject to take advantage of surface light. Shoot lots of images and do your editing on a computer after the dive. Get as close to the subject as possible. Use wide angle format. Experiment with different settings so you can achieve results you like the best.
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