I love photography and I love the ocean. I had seen split-landscape photos (also knows as half and halfs or over-unders) for the last few years but was discouraged from ever taking them because I knew how much money it would take to buy the necessary gear. Or so I thought…
Below is a basic guide that will explain how these photos are taken and the simple gear required to capture your own beautiful images!
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I thought it would cost a fortune in camera equipment to take these photos. Thankfully, I was wrong
What you’ll need: GoPro + Underwater housing ($200-500), Camera Dome from GoWorx ($300), Camera Handle ($20), Anti Fog Insert ($1)
All set up! The handle isn’t required but helps with stabilization
The alternative can cost anywhere from $1500-3000 for the dome alone
Start off by practicing in a swimming pool
It’s much easier to keep the dome level and above the water when there aren’t waves
The most challenging aspect can be keeping the top of your dome clear of water spots
When at the pool, it’s easy enough to dry off the dome with a paper towel
Keep your dome “spot free” using baby soap
This is a common method often used by scuba divers to keep their googles clear
And that’s it! Go capture some beautiful photos!
Once you figure out the basics, it’s possible for anyone to take beautiful underwater photos
All of the photos in this article were taken on my first day with the dome
Hope to see some from you soon!
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