When you're on vacation, everything is a photo—the gorgeous white sand beach...the huge sandcastle someone built on the beach...your kids squashing the huge sandcastle that someone built on the beach. On your next trip, why not take your photo-taking prowess underwater and snap some awesome undersea (or even underpool) pics? Here's how!
Less is More
You don't need a fancy schmancy (read: super expensive) underwater camera to take great underwater pics. Pick up a super cheap disposable underwater camera and you'll get great underwater shots without having to worry about your kids spilling a virgin Pina Colada on your pricey equipment.
Skip the Flash
Yes, some underwater cameras have a flash, but they rarely produce good pictures. The reason? The light particles from the flash often reflect off of algae, dust and other underwater stuff, making your picture look like it has been attacked by fairy dust. Instead, save your flash for the nighttime indoor festivities and take your underwater photos when the sun is high in the sky.
Click Just Below the Surface
Gunky things like silt and mud tend to sink—which means that taking pictures of the bottom of the ocean can result in murky-looking photos. Stay close to the surface where it's sunnier and the water is clearer and you'll get brighter, more scrapbook-worthy pics.