Fascinated by the wave photographs by @Ryan Pernofski I recently used a chance to plunge myself into the waves. A watertight “case” (see: for starters I used a quite cheap waterproof bag like these ones – Amazon) for the iPhone made it possible (thanks to my brother for the great gift). I went on my bike and cycled to a nearby lake with the new equipment. Please, no excuses, if you have no sea at your doorstep;) And if the tub has to serve …
Test your waterproof case! Just put a handkerchief / test strip in the shell – and keep at least 5 min under cool water.
Use a strap to secure your phone. You certainly don’t want to search for it at the bottom of the ocean. Unless of course you like the treasure hunt.
Use the timer on the iPhone (3 or 10 seconds). This way you have enough time to dive into the water – and it takes 11 pictures in a matter of seconds in a row. This increases the probability to find the right moment.
To catch the water’s edge – you need some patience. Looks easier than it is. But it’s worth it!
Have a look and choose your best shots – edit as desired (straightening, exposure, filters …)
Stay happy and creative, Anne