Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dive In....Fun with Underwater Photography

I've been wanting an underwater camera for a long time.  When I told my husband, he replied, "Why would you want one, you don't even swim in our pool."  I realized he had a point.  I rarely went in our pool this summer (mainly because I like a warm pool preferably 86 degrees) but I my thought was if I had a camera I would go in the pool more (anything for a cool image, right?).

In any case, I tabled the idea.... that is until I went to Shutter Sisters Oasis and had the opportunity to try out the LifeProof case for the iPhone (available soon for the iPhone 5).  Ohhh....emmm...geee....did I have fun with this little gadget.

Once I got over the initial fear of submerging my phone into the pool, which believe me took a bit of convincing and standing poolside watching, I had such a blast and I was blown away by the images I was able to get with my iPhone.  It made me realize that I don't really need to spend money on a special camera or housing unit for my DSLR (at least not just yet).

I must admit that it was hard to tell whether or not I was getting the person in frame because holding your breath, trying to stay under water in a saltwater pool and keeping your eyes open while clicking the + button on your iPhone is no easy task.  But the beauty of digital images (and lots of available space on your  iPhone) is you can click away and most likely you'll get something that will bring a smile to your least I sure did.

All and all, I'm so glad I decided to take the plunge, both literally and figuratively, and try out this great case....if I hadn't I would have missed out on all this underwater fun!  Oh and you can bet that this little tool is now on my Christmas wish list.  

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