I assume, I have no idea of ​​photography, since I just do inflatable kayak reviews. It’s something that does not worry me. I am happy with what I do and as I do not demand more, I do not seek to have more knowledge. Since I had my first digital back in 2002 I always liked to take it everywhere and take photos at cascoporro. I have bad memory and I always like to relive the good things in some way, by seeing photos. This way of acting has moved into my kayak life. However taking pictures in kayak is not easy. It is an aggressive environment for the electronic, where everything moves and you have a reduced mobility. With many mistakes I have been learning things, until reaching the one that for me is the best option: a waterproof camera.

I remember I started with a disposable waterproof the reel, then I made up a bag, a camera then housing vpc-CA65 xacti then the Sanyo VPC-CA9 and my current camera is an Olympus TG-310. With these tips I try to convey some things that I have learned in this time.

1 Take the camera when you go paddling, and not leave it at home or in the car.

2 Select model in this order …… waterproof camera, underwater camera housing with protective cover camera, or camera – tight container.

3 Carry sufficient capacity on the card and / battery. Failing to carry both spare parts.


4 Save the camera in a very accessible and somewhat protected from splashes, forever keep it handy place. A pocket on the vest or covers, is the ideal place.

5 Always wear the immaculate goal. For this you have to take something dry, and if you can fresh water, since the salt water leaves traces of saltpeter. The gore of the spit is left. You also have to avoid going on deck where you are going to carry a lot of splashes. The photos with drops on the lens, have an adventurous air but usually come out fatal.

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6 Put the viewfinder screen brightness butt. In the water under sunny conditions, it is almost impossible to see anything in the viewfinder, especially if you have a casing or cover. The users of casing or cover must be inseparable companions of the anti-humidity sachets, to avoid condensation.

7 If is a compact camera, set the automatic flash, image stabilizer (if fitted) and sport mode pictures or moving pictures

8 Bring the camera attached (not usually float), and shovel too. The latter because it is easy to lose it if we release it to photograph. A leash for the shovel and a small one for the camera will help. There are also floats to not carry the camera tied, but check on the shore that they float enough.

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9 Photography whatever you have at an angle of 180 degrees. Doing more means turning the torso, which increases the chances of overturning, or taking a picture out of the way.

10 The rudder helps to not move too much, or steer the boat to where you want to photograph. If you do not have a rudder, learn to paddle with one hand while photographing the other.

11 If you want to take a picture of other kayakers, and want to go well lit, seeks to have the sun against the direction of the target.

12 Find different angles. Taking photos from as high as you can, or at the edge of the water, results. If you do not mind carrying tackle, a stick of selfies will help you to improve this subject and make yourself more result photos.

13 Shoot hundreds of photos, some will cool.

14 When you get home sweetens and dry the material with care, and if you can share your photos with friends and / or.