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Photographing under water

From the backyard pool to canoeing to snorkeling, you can create striking pictures of people in, on, or near water. Here's how. Just use a waterproof single use camera so you don't risk damaging your full-time camera. Kodak's is good to 50 feet down. And with its fast film, you can catch cannonballers and body surfers on the go.


Take lots of pictures
Water pictures are a bit unpredictable, so take extra pictures to increase the chance you'll get several that you like.



Look for clear water
If the water isn't clear, your underwater pictures won't be either. To overcome murky water, move in close to the subject, move to another area where stirred up sediment isn't obscuring your view, or take pictures above the water.



Hold yourself—and the camera—steady
If you're floating in water, it's harder to hold the camera steady. Wait until your motion slows down before you take a picture.



Take pictures above water, too
Rafting, canoeing, tubing, boogey boarding, even fly-fishing are all water activities where you shouldn't risk damaging your regular camera. But don't miss picture opportunities of these memorable events—use a waterproof single use camera.



Take underwater pictures at home, too
The most important tip might be to just give it a try. Underwater pictures of the kids blowing bubbles in the backyard pool or leaving an underwater jet stream from a cannonball add an unusual view to your album.



Use a single use camera
With a waterproof single use camera, not only can you get some great action water shots, but you can also use it without fear of damaging your regular camera. Kodak's camera is good to 50 feet under water. And with its fast film, you can catch cannonballers and body surfers on the go.


Take pictures half in the water, half out
For an unusual view, align the water surface in the middle of the lens of your single use camera underwater camera. You'll have the best of both worlds.