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m@verick

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1st attempt at underwater photography
« on: 08 Jul 13, 22:35 »
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  • Hi everyone, pardon my noob-ish photos being posted in a thread meant for showcasing the awesome photos you guys have taken.  This is my 1st attempt at underwater photography and would like some comments/criticisms/advice from all of you on how i can improve my pictures! Thank you all in advance!

    I'm currently using a sony HX10v w/out any strobes and filter. Photos were taken with manual white balancing and ISO set at 100. The photos turn out very blue-ish originally and these uploaded photos are the result after some editing.


















    Alvin Ho

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    Re: 1st attempt at underwater photography
    « Reply #1 on: 08 Jul 13, 23:00 »
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  • For a compact without strobes the best advice to get close and then closer still. try and light your subject with your camera flash. for wider scenes like the schooling barracuda shot you should try and shoot with the sun behind your back to light the fish. If not change your settings and go for a silhouette shot.
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    Re: 1st attempt at underwater photography
    « Reply #2 on: 09 Jul 13, 07:07 »
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  • 2nd what Alvin suggested.... go close, and use the camera built-in flash...
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    Re: 1st attempt at underwater photography
    « Reply #3 on: 09 Jul 13, 10:02 »
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  • How do you disagree with Alvin? :)

    I like the photos... where did you take these shots?

    I think you can get the focus better as you practice. Flash or strobe will help bring out the subject more...




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    Re: 1st attempt at underwater photography
    « Reply #4 on: 09 Jul 13, 18:38 »
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  • Hmmzz I guess I'll have to practice my buoyancy more and try to get closer and possibly get a strobe to bring out more colors! Thank you for the advice.

    Quote from: Jordan76 link=topic=7929.msg54760#msg54760date=1373335352
    How do you disagree with Alvin? :)

    I like the photos... where did you take these shots?

    I think you can get the focus better as you practice. Flash or strobe will help bring out the subject more...





    Thank you for liking these not so well taken photos.  :P
    these were taken 2 weeks ago in Phuket.

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    Re: 1st attempt at underwater photography
    « Reply #5 on: 16 Aug 13, 03:48 »
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  • Just my humble share.. You can still get the "true" color by editting the pictures.. Use Auto-White balance first then add some blue or red in color balance to get the effect. taught by my friend, was amazed with what I get in my open water dive pics. So just thot of sharing. =)