By Toni Parras, Communications Professional, toniparras [at] yahoo.com
Are you a marine resource manager? Are you a filmmaker? Who says you can’t be both?
Many conservation efforts today use imagery in some form, at some level, in support of their efforts. From high-end, high-definition video and photography down to the point-and-shoot variety, cameras can greatly aid in getting your message across.
But where to start if you’ve never taken to the shutter before? Not to worry: with today’s advanced camera technology, even the most shutter-shy can produce credible results with a basic, inexpensive point-and-shoot camera.
It’s really more about the technique than the gear — the message more than expertise. With a few simple tips to help you get started, you will be on your way to advancing your marine conservation efforts: