10 things to do before you enter the water!
- OK, even before you take off to the dive site, you need to set up your entire housing system on the kitchen table.
But the housing on a neoprene mat or a short towel so you can work with it.
Go through all o-rings and check if there are sand and salt in the housing.
Clean and grease!
Not too much grease... just enough of the parts that need to move.
- Imagine that you´ll be diving right now and putting the housing together just like you would in the water.
Check that all items are there: Canerma/lens, fresh batteries, empty memory card, housing, port, extension ring, gear system, lights with charged batteries, flash trigger, flash cable(s), shockline etc...
- Turn on everything, and get ready to shoot.
The job now is, to take a good picture of something that you are likely to shoot when you get in the water.
If you shoot macro, find a small item and use that - with wide-angle find something longer away.
- Make the settings as if you were in the water.
Set your ISO, shutter-speed/aperture, and all settings on the light as you might need.
Take a picture - and adjust your settings until the picture is accurately exposed.