Aquatic Careers The job How it works Salary Facts Why its interesting By Ashley Per 1
What is Marine Photography?
Marine photography is the process by taking photos underwater. It is usually done by scuba diving but it can be done by swimming or snorkeling!
You must know how to work a camera and if you want to be in a prestigious Marine Photography place, you have to go to a photography school for about 1-5 years.
Become a good diver and be advanced in swimming. If your good enough you may be sponsored by the PADI.
Purchase the right equipment! There are different kinds of Marine Photography.
Know timing! Light is everything when taking a picture, so make sure it isn’t to bright or to dark!
Work on getting clear shots.
Example of a good shot
Very good angle
Example of a bad shot
According to the photographer there was a Sea Turtle
This is a beginner’s first photo (maybe).
Job description An underwater photographer's job is to photograph living and nonliving organisms and scenery for portraits, reports, publications, projects and exhibits. Underwater photographers must arrange scenes and shots to be taken and must select angles as well as determining illumination for photos. underwater photographers must also operate equipment such as cameras, diffusion transfer processors and microfilm processors. Printing aerial contacts, cutting and editing film, researching new techniques, making transfers and decals, preparing audio-visual manuals and maintaining inventories are a few other tasks that underwater photographers are required to perform.
The completion of a 90-term or 60 semester college credit course in photography or photographic technology is an acceptable way of being properly prepared for a career in underwater photography.
Also being able to sustain underwater pressure and taking precaution to surroundings.
Depending on the Photographer and their sponsoring company, Marine Photographers range from 23,000 to 65,000.
If they have an elite sponsor and they are getting good shots they can get 80,000.
Even though you need to know how to take good shots Marine Photographers need to know other stuff as well!
How to operate underwater machinery. (Ex. Submarine, underwater camera, waterproof camcorders, etc.
Most marine photographers need to know how to work as a team! They are almost always on a team. For example there is the driver of the submarine, the marine biologist, the marine photographer, and other people!