Summer time is a great opportunity to try new new things. Doing underwater adventures can be a good chance to try photography there as well. But, underwater photography isn’t as scary as you think. All you need is good equipment and a thirst for adventure. But don’t take our word for it. Here are some tips from seasoned photographer Paco Guerrero as well as a look at the new Sony MPK-URX100A price and availability.
The Gear – Sony MPK-URX100A Underwater Housing
Of course it is important to be prepared with the right equipment. Paco himself uses a Sony RX100V, a compact camera with powerful features.
“This camera, packed with a 1 inch sensor and a myriad of features, is the perfect adventure companion. Even if it’s small, it has great lenses and strong video features (4k, 120p, etc)”, describes Paco.
He also highlights the RX100 series’ new underwater housing. Making the series a fit for any adventure, the Sony MPK-URX100A has a usable depth of 40 meters.That and the easy layout controls makes sure that he housing can offer more in terms of capturing images and videos under water.
Stay safe and Comfortable in the Water
Other than the gear, you need to know the area where you are taking pictures. Paco suggests getting lessons from AIDA certified freedivers to master breath control underwater. According to him it is vital to ones photos to be able to properly move in the area.
“Whether you are shooting surfers on a wave, free divers in the reef, or diving deep to capture shipwrecks, safety is always the key. So make sure you know where you are going, and take the time to learn about water safety before you go,” he adds.
Timing is key for a Perfect Shot
When you’re already prepared to go underwater and your gear is ready, all you need to know now is when. Paco suggests taking photos early in the morning or late afternoon. These are ideal beacause the light will come into the water at the right angle to show a more dramatic lighting condition.
Paco recommends understanding your camera’s color balance to take more realistic images that are equally dramatic photographs. Doing this allows you to capture the waters proper colors. All these elements combined will make for a quality photograph.
Sony MPK-URX100A Price and Availability
Travelling in the Philippines means that you will have beaches all around you. And what better way to capture your memories than with some underwater photos. Make sure you are ready by equipping your RX100 now. The new MPK-URX100A underwater housing will be available in all Sony Centre Stores and authorized dealers this May 26 priced at Php 16,890.