Although I'm not new to photography, I am new to underwater photography. All the principles I've used for years, don't necessarily apply underwater. I use an older digital camera in an underwater case with no strobe at this time. Hopefully, I can upgrade sometime in the future. One of the biggest problems I've had is seeing the image and making manual adjustments on the camera monitor display. While I have 20/20 far vision, I can't see close up. I've added a magnification lens to my dive mask and made a hood with a magnifier in it for the camera which has really helped. Eventually I'll have to get a custom-made diving mask.
You're probably wondering how
all this started -- my love of Hawaii that is. Well, I went to
McKinley High School on the island of Oahu for a year back in 1958 and have
been back to one of the Hawaiian islands almost every year ever since!