Review of Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users
Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users
By Maria Munn
For those new to underwater photography and those who just want to improve, Maria’s long-awaited book will have arrived at just the right time.
Underwater photography is booming in popularity, with camera equipment becoming ever more accessible and better value for money. Just count the amount of divers on an average dive boat who carry a camera of some description. If you dive abroad, often the majority of divers will be taking some souvenir snaps.
But there’s a difference between taking a few shots to show your friends at home and getting some results you can actually be proud of. To those struggling to get the desired results, it may seem impossible to achieve, but really it isn’t. With expert guidance from Maria, this new book can provide all the information you will need, from getting accustomed to your camera’s settings, to getting the dream shot in every situation. Often just a few small adjustments to your camera settings, or how you approach a particular shot, can make the world of difference.
Maria’s step-by-step guide assumes the reader has a limited knowledge of underwater photography, which is the perfect approach, but she also explores the more technical aspects for when you progress, or if you feel like fine-tuning your skills. Essentially, this is for the underwater photographer who just wants to take better shots without the hassle of having to spend ages studying their camera manual, or sign up for a course. The holiday diver who wants to make it worthwhile shelling out for their new camera will find this book indispensible.
Maria’s own photographs, and the results of her course guests, some of whom have appeared as winners of the Sport Diver photo of the month, prove the positive influence Maria can have on a photographer’s results.
For several years now Maria Munn has been feeding off the popularity of underwater photography with her successful hands-on training courses, and this book couldn’t have arrived at a better time.
The vast majority of underwater photographers dive with a compact camera, and while there are plenty of underwater photography guides on the market, the strength of this book is that it’s aimed specifically at compact camera users. I believe Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users couldn’t fail to improve your underwater photographs.