Underwater Photography: Scuba vs Freediving
By: Rayna O’Nan (@oceanraysphotography)
No matter how you choose to explore the underwater world, there is a good chance you have wanted to take an epic photo to document your adventure.
As a photographer, I have had the opportunity to explore different techniques when taking photos on scuba vs freediving. In this article, I’ll talk about the pros and cons of scuba photography vs freediving photography and the equipment I use to capture the underwater world.
Before picking up a camera you must be comfortable holding your breath or being on scuba. Working as a scuba instructor, I see people pick up a camera right after they are certified and get overwhelmed with controlling their buoyancy and handling an expensive gadget. I recommend getting some dives under your belt to practice your buoyancy on scuba or practice holding your breath and clearing your ears with something in your hands for freediving. Safety should always be your top priority and taking a photo should never be more important than the safety of you or your buddy. Taking continuing education classes for scuba and freediving can help tremendously with setting you up with the skills you need to take underwater photos with ease.