I think the basic answer is that you don't usually need a strobe for snorkeling photography (well, at least at the start).
If you are photographing at depths that many of us snorkellers do ie rarely deeper than 5 metres, there is usually tons of ambient light so no flash is necessary.
Even when fish or critters are under ledges or coral overhangs there is still quite a bit of ambient light so the camera's flash is fill-in more than the dominant light source.
Now, snorkelling at night is great fun and can produce some neat pics. In that situ I suspect a strobe would really help. Having said that, I've found that relying on my buddy's use of their torch produces some lovely effects without a strobe.
Hope this helps.
Cheers - Errol
- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
|Flower in flower by atdigit|
from Random Items Challenge 26
|Surface tension by atdigit|
from Right in the middle
|A Normal Dat at Thomas's Clap 2016-9379 by Andrew Maltzoff|
from Show us SCHOOL!