Marine biologists and photography professionals are continuously exploring the wonderful flora and fauna underwater. Through various photography techniques, the mesmerizing underwater biodiversity and natural beauty is displayed. Usual examples range from colorful still images of coral reefs to stunning footages of sea creatures.

These days, time-lapse photography is also gaining popularity when it comes to depicting aquatic life. With this technique, photographers get to take several still images at a regular interval, then combine them into a fast-moving video.

Because this method makes it possible for you to show the wonders of underwater life in a unique and eye-catching manner, a lot of enthusiasts are now trying to do time-lapse photography. If you are one of those who plan on doing some underwater time lapse photography of your own, here are some things you need to know first:

Your camera needs protection. The location of your time-lapse video ultimately calls for a protective and water-proof housing for your camera. Aside from exposure to water, other hazards such as chemicals and too much pressure can also cause damage to your device. Therefore, you need a highly durable enclosure that can stand long-term use to help you capture nature’s beauty underwater.

You need a stable setup. Being underwater means your camera will be subjected to constant motion. When propped on an unstable spot, your camera might move too much or worse, drift away with the water’s movement. To prevent these, you need to ensure that your camera is securely docked on location. Remember that for a good time-lapse video, you need a very stable setup that will allow your camera to take photos from the same angle and position.

You must have backup. The length of time and interval by which you plan on taking underwater photos can greatly affect your camera’s battery life. Additionally, the temperature underwater can also speed up your device’s battery use. As much as possible, have back up batteries installed in your setup or on-hand (when you check your setup) for quick replacement.

Similarly, your memory card should be large enough to accommodate enough photos (depending on your interval) to avoid having to constantly remove it to transfer photos and free up space for more images.

Author's Bio: 

Md Rasel is a professional blogger.