Caverns and Cenotes

These settings will get you started in dark environments when only a small amount of ambient light is shining in.

Where

Mexico, Florida, and all over the world.

DSLR + Mirrorless

ISO: 200 and higher
Mode: M Manual
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/60 to 1/80
Focal Length: 8mm to 28mm including fisheye
Technique: Vary your ISO based on how much light you need to frame and compose.

Point + Shoot

ISO: 200 and higher
Mode: Tv Shutter Priority
Aperture: (set by camera)
Shutter Speed: 1/60 to 1/80
Technique: Vary your ISO based on how much light you need to frame and compose.

Strobes

Many beautiful images have been captured in caves and caverns using elaborate arrays of remotely triggered strobes. If you're new to cavern photography, we recommend starting out by leaving your strobes behind and shooting natural light only!