A great tan and the surf are all we crave when we plan a beach trip. But can you expect to create happy memories on camera without the equipment getting foggy, damaged by water or low light while shooting underwater? Yes! Now you can shoot HD quality videos and photos even on a relaxed beach vacation. The Campark Action camera range is exclusively made for water sports enthusiasts and thalassophiles.
Action cameras are a terrific piece of kit to travel with and allows you a great deal of liberty and ingenuity in your photography. This type of camera is robust, waterproof, long-lasting, lightweight and also comes with in-built WiFi connectivity. Highly advanced touch screen technology allows you to edit photos and videos at fingertips. It is perfect not only for diving, but also snorkeling, swimming and surfing.
The waterproofing works up to 30 meters of depth and you can remotely transfer images and videos via WiFi as well as control camera features with android or iOS. The 2 inch HD display is complemented by Sony sensor on 170 degree lens that captures 16 MP images and 4k videos with 30fps speed.
1. Keep the footage stable
Shooting underwater can be unpredictable, try and keep the camera still by using a tripod or mounting it onto a selfie stick. Maintain a healthy distance from the subject being shot. Unless you are aiming for a macro shot, the camera should always be 12 inches away from the focused subject. Any distance less than that will make the images and video footage blurry. Do not make sudden movements instead glide through the water like a fish while shooting.
2. Use the correct filter
There are always low light issues while capturing underwater and while on the surface the lighting may cause glare. To shoot high quality videos and images face your back towards the sun. A red lens filter gives superior shots underwater, use a red filter in blue water and magenta filter in green water for optimum results.
3. Determine the setting
While shooting POV videos make sure the settings superview at 80fps and for still images shooting a time-lapse with highest resolution at 0.5 or 1 second per image is recommended. Increase the frame rate as high as possible for planned slow motion shots at 60fps. Even if you don’t plan to shoot in slow motion keep the rate at 60fps so when you are editing the video you have the freedom to slow things down without affecting the quality of the video. This technique is excellent when you are on a fishing trip and want to capture your kill of the day.
4. Maintain a story
Ideate on what sort of story you want to present to the world, make a rough storyline and stick to it. Keep the camera rolling underwater for multiple angled shots, later when you are done you can edit out the parts you do not want to show in your story.
5. Carry extra batteries and memory card
Chances are you might get carried away filming and also plan on to make some night shots with your camera. To be on the safe side always carry extra pair of batteries and memory card so that you do not miss out on the fine moments from your exciting beach vacation.
Action cameras have beyond doubt added a thrilling dimension to travel film making. Shooting on the ocean once seemed impractical and perilous has now become easy with these high tech cameras. Head over to Campark to buy one of these ingenious cameras to add to your next beach trip.