I want to know how to take photographs where half of the frame is underwater and half above water using basic gear. What are the considerations, steps, and techniques involved in producing such a photo from setting it up to post processing? Is it possible to achieve good results without special gear like a waterproof dome port?
After reading a bit about photos like this I surmise that it is important to use a fairly wide-angle lens, a small f-stop (ex. f8) and be careful of water droplets forming on the top half of the lens.
The aspect with which I struggle the most is getting the waterline in the middle of the frame and making it clean.
I have a Nikon 1 AW with a 11-27mm lens that is waterproof and a old nikon flash that can be triggered with an on-camera flash.