UW:An Unforgiving Environment for the Camera

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There are many challenging aspects of photography but shooting underwater has to be one of biggest.
It would be difficult to come up with a more hostile environment for photographer and camera equipment. Operating two complex systems (camera and SCUBA) is enough to keep two minds busy. Now layer on the creative mental horsepower needed to produce meaningful photographs and you’ll understand why I think this is difficult at best.
See http://www.daviddoubilet.com/ for some of the best underwater images on the planet.

JELLYFISH: I shot this yesterday with a Lumix LX3 pressed up against the dry side of the glass in the Vancouver Aquarium.

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~ by keithphilpott on August 8, 2009.

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