Compact cameras can deliver superb photos underwater. With the right accessories, these small cameras are handy and a flexible solution underwater.
This selection of underwater photos were all shot on a compact camera… and hopefully will demonstrate just what you can do with a small digital camera. Simply add some easy to learn techniques and some patience. For many of these shots I have used flash or a strobe, but there are also some natural light shots too.
The great conditions and viz of the Red Sea and Indonesia help underwater photographers enormously too! If you have a new bit of kit, are feeling a bit rusty or are looking for a wide range of subjects big or small, it the to the Red Sea I suggest you head!
Where were we?
Whilst I have taken a variety of compacts around the Red Sea, Indonesia, Djibouti and even St Lucia.
Over the years, Canon have produced some outstanding compact cameras, especially with some of the Ixus models. These shots were taken with the well deservedly popular Canon S90 with an Inon Z2000 strobe and Inon wet wide angle and macro wet lenses.