Back in the 1980’s I started shooting film underwater with a Minolta Maxxum Film Camera sealed in an Ikelite housing. I was terrible at it – mostly because, by the time I had my film processed, I had completely forgotten the camera settings and the reason behind the photo compositions. I wasn’t learning anything, I certainly wasn’t improving, and I quickly lost interest and stopped shooting underwater for twenty years.
In 2003, I started shooting underwater again, but this time with a digital camera in which I could view my results after the shot. Having immediate feedback allowed me to adjust my composition and settings and I was able to learn something with each photograph. I was off to the races.