Pl umb the depths

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The un­der­wa­ter world pro­vides unique chal­lenges, but the re­sults can be worth the ef­fort. Cus­tom hous­ings – cost­ing up­wards of £1000/$1500 and of­fer­ing shoot­ing at depths up to 100 me­tres – are avail­able from spe­cial­ist re­tail­ers such as Cam­eras Un­der­wa­ter. Al­ter­na­tively, a ba­sic Ewa Marine U-A univer­sal wa­ter­proof cas­ing will set you back around £200/$400, and can be sub­merged to 20 me­tres. This depth al­lows for the ex­per­i­men­tal pad­dler and recre­ational diver to com­bine their hobby with pho­tog­ra­phy. Rental is also avail­able.

Un­der­wa­ter pho­tog­ra­phy will test the low-light ca­pa­bil­i­ties of your D-SLR, so a fast wide-an­gle lens and ex­tra light­ing are help­ful or, fail­ing that, shoot­ing on a sunny day near the sur­face. Even a stream can pro­vide in­ter­est­ing re­sults.

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