Anyone with a serious interest in
photography knows that getting the right picture is a matter of
skill, patience and concentration.
A photographer who is not
at completely at ease in the water, especially one who hasn't
mastered the benefits of neutral buoyancy, will never control
the situation long enough to compose a good picture.
Uncontrolled ascents or descents
are not only dangerous to the diver, but they put the photographer in a
situation of only being able to take rapid "grab" shot as the subject
and photographer part ways.
2. Never Chase the Subject:
This is one of those pearls
of wisdom that will go ignored until the beginning photographer
realizes how much time has been spent on taking pictures that are
not worth keeping.
Chasing after fish is pointless.
They can swim faster than a diver, which generally means that the
photographer winds up with a extensive collection of fish tail images.
Front and side views make the most pleasing marine life images,
and they require patience and a slow approach to the subjects.
life patience is a virtue; in photography it is requirement;
in underwater photography it
is a necessity.