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Re: Newbie photographer
« Reply #20 on: 11 May 12, 10:08 »
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  • Yah beginner set with two z240....  ::)
    Beginner also need to HL at times mah! ;)

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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #21 on: 11 May 12, 10:18 »
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  • Beginner also need to HL at times mah! ;)

    Yah beginner set with two z240....  ::)


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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #22 on: 11 May 12, 10:23 »
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  • I'm also still using my second beginner set. However, I'm weak and I succumbed a little to bad influences along the way, trying to keep up with my HL dive buddies. It can be quite depressing to go on trips with these people, especially when they start showing off their HL photos at the bar.

    When you realized that the boring black frogfish is actually red in color, you will want to reconsider the blue-blue and green-green photos of yours. After which, you may want to add a few accessories to bring out the color. It's not that difficult if you have a decent camera. The difference between the black and red frogfish is just a strobe away.

    Thats why, you should spend a little more getting a better camera like the S100 or G1X. These camera allow more control and when you are ready to get out of the blue-blue zone, it's not that painful. If you buy those cheap camera, you will be stuck in that monochromatic world with the Auto mode. If this is an investment to you, then invest wisely.

    Unlike those guys above, I'm still taking photos just for memories only, just like you. Only that, these days, I prefer to add some colors to that memories. Totally not a fault of mine, but everyone else... ;D



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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #23 on: 11 May 12, 10:29 »
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  • Those on a budget can always get basic set up and push the ability of the camera to it's limits. Our Malaysian Mod Tim Ho has some fantastic pictures taken with a Canon S95 with no strobes, some with a hand held torch and some with close up lens.

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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #24 on: 11 May 12, 14:08 »
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  • It can be quite depressing to go on trips with these people, especially when they start showing off their HL photos at the bar.



    pat..pat... poor boy  :'(... you know you dun hv to tolerate all these? It just few $K away and you can swap the role.




    Unlike those guys above, I'm still taking photos just for memories only, just like you. Only that, these days, I prefer to add some colors to that memories. Totally not a fault of mine, but everyone else... ;D

    Nice one! Where u learned your Taiji har? I also want to learn leh

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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #25 on: 11 May 12, 14:44 »
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  • Leonard is king of PnS meh...  :P
    dun say liddat lah.. I surely not in that position.. there are many expert PnS shooters around.  Furthermore, I take photos only for MEMORIES.. never win any photo competition b4 one..  ;D ;D ;D
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #26 on: 11 May 12, 14:46 »
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  • I'm also still using my second beginner set. However, I'm weak and I succumbed a little to bad influences along the way, trying to keep up with my HL dive buddies. It can be quite depressing to go on trips with these people, especially when they start showing off their HL photos at the bar.

    When you realized that the boring black frogfish is actually red in color, you will want to reconsider the blue-blue and green-green photos of yours. After which, you may want to add a few accessories to bring out the color. It's not that difficult if you have a decent camera. The difference between the black and red frogfish is just a strobe away.

    Thats why, you should spend a little more getting a better camera like the S100 or G1X. These camera allow more control and when you are ready to get out of the blue-blue zone, it's not that painful. If you buy those cheap camera, you will be stuck in that monochromatic world with the Auto mode. If this is an investment to you, then invest wisely.

    Unlike those guys above, I'm still taking photos just for memories only, just like you. Only that, these days, I prefer to add some colors to that memories. Totally not a fault of mine, but everyone else... ;D
    whahaha.. I share the same feeling wif u lah... see HL photos at bar.. I sianz..  :'(
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #27 on: 11 May 12, 15:02 »
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  • its not the camera that matters... it's the light. you can get great photos from an ixus if you have the right lighting.

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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #28 on: 11 May 12, 15:27 »
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  • its not the camera that matters... it's the light. you can get great photos from an ixus if you have the right lighting.


    You are most correct about the light part... if only I could commend the sun to reposition itself to suit my needs... or that my subject (under my control), be it corals or animals, move and position themselves where the light source is.  :P

    Sadly... I find it easier to bring tons of artificial lights... expensive as they might be...  ;D
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    Re: Newbie photographer
    « Reply #29 on: 11 May 12, 15:48 »
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  • TS,

    Increase ur budget by abit more ... a decent 2nd hand G11 with OEM casing will bring u gd photos will gd memories...

    this is how i start, but recently till to a group of divers here change my thinking on the u/w photography.
    Do you shoot on land?