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Some pics from my dive sites

Discussion in 'Underwater Photography' started by Divejones, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Divejones

    Divejones Divemaster

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    I am no underwater photographer, i have a simple aim and shoot cam, here are some pics, tips and tricks, most welcome. however keep it less tech, else it will go over my head :)
    GusUW2.jpg
    GusUW3.jpg
    Sharky.jpg
    GusUW.jpg

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    last pic, you can see air sharing happening in the background

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    thanks tripntx
     
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  2. craracer

    craracer Solo Diver

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    #1. Learn your camera. Remember that manual that came with your camera? Read it cover-to-cover and practice with your camera simultaneously. The idea is to be able to make quick adjustments without brain freeze.

    Do a custom white balance with every 3 meters of depth change (if camera allows).
    Shoot with the sun at your back, or at least at your side.
    Get close to your subject(s). Once you are close, get closer.
    If you are not shooting manual, learn how. It will be frustrating at first, but rewarding as you become proficient. I would also suggest using aperture priority/shutter priority.
    Practice shooting above water. Much of what you learn will translate to UW shooting.
    Go to sites such as: Underwater Photography Guide and read. Practice what you've read.
    Your flash will do no good if the subject(s) are more than about 2 meters away. Unless needed, turn it off to reduce backscatter.

    Disclaimer: I'm a dolt. Period.
     
  3. Divejones

    Divejones Divemaster

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    Vineet Scuba2.jpg Vineet UW Pics3.jpg

    thanks craracer.

    will keep these points in mind, in fact, just got myself a GoPro hero, need to try'em out UW. here few more of'em from my good old cam
     

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  4. Divejones

    Divejones Divemaster

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    this was from recent diving trip to andamans and Langkawi
     

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  5. Divejones

    Divejones Divemaster

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    This is me, belly to earth UW and in air
     

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