Catch a wave

Ja­son Par­nell-Brookes shows you how to stay be­low the wa­ter line with this de­cep­tively sim­ple tech­nique for shoot­ing in­side waves

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Take your Nikon into the sea to take great pic­tures of curl­ing, crash­ing waves

We’ve all sat on the beach with a long lens shoot­ing the waves as they lap against the shore. But have you ever run into the sea with your Nikon in your hands? That’s not as crazy as it sounds. With a water­proof bag for your Nikon D-SLR you can keep your pride and joy dry while hop­ping in the wa­ter and pho­tograph­ing in­side a wave.

You’ll need to use a wide-angle lens and pop your Nikon in­side a water­proof bag (or hous­ing). Re­mem­ber to bring a towel as well so you can dry off af­ter­wards. Check­ing the tidal swell on­line and punch­ing in a cou­ple of set­tings be­fore­hand is re­ally im­por­tant, too. As long as you pre­pare for this shoot prop­erly, you can come away with some sharp images of the wa­ter in no time. So let’s take a dip and get our toes wet…

Check­ing the tidal swell on­line and punch­ing in a cou­ple of set­tings be­fore­hand is re­ally im­por­tant… Pre­pare for this shoot prop­erly

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