My wife and I are going sea-kayaking around one the Gulf Islands of British Columbia next month for a week.
I know the area fairly well (grew up fishing in the area) but haven't tried photography from a kayak before. Is there anything I should know to increase the odds of getting some 'keepers'?
I won't be taking either of my DSLR's with me, the risk is too high I think for that but will probably take my Sony R1 (24-120mm) and Olympus SP-570 (26-520mm) with me in a dry bag.
Please share any tips and experience you have, I would really like to hear it!
I have never Sea Kayaked before but I have done a bunch of Canoeing and Kayaking in fresh water, and have been on quite a bit of regular boats in the sea. I have never really been able to get good shots from a canoe or kyak from the water so I don't really try anymore. What I do however is look for spots on the shore that I can beach up on and shoot from there. You will be able to get to a lot pf places that you could not from land.
The issue (at least for me) is that if you use a wide angle you need to be really close to shore or you have way to much water in the foreground. If you use a tele or zoom than camera shake becomes an issue as the slightest movement in the boat from waves causes all sorts of bad things.
Keep your cameras handy in a dry bag and just look for places to shoot from land.