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#1 Rene Zuch

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:37 AM



I experimented yesterday in a pool and wanted to share some of the results with you.


All done with the Nikon D800 and the Nikon 16-35mm and a prototype of a new dome.


I went with Nat a good friend of mine. She already had some experience with this kind of stuff and is a diver what surely helps.








In the end my daughter 3.5 years was jealous and wanted to be a model as well.




I´m interested in your feedback.


Cheers René

Edited by Rene Zuch, 22 April 2013 - 11:38 AM.

#2 loftus


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:52 AM

I like #3, #1 as well. A comment on model posing. Limbs towards or away from the camera and not in the image plane are distorted, so it's important to instruct the model on this. In image #1 the distortion can be assumed to be intentional and works, in #2, the knees and feet look too big and and hands too small, the distortion can be assumed to be unintended so it does not work.

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#3 Rene Zuch

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:06 AM

Hi Loftus,


I'm aware of this problem. But sometimes it's not possible to avoid (because it limits creativity too much) and I found out it's possible to correct this later on in the software, eventhough it's not easy. I did not spent much time on these pics in postprocessing yet.


Thanks for your feedback.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:12 AM



Great shots! I really like # 3 because of the reflections - but that is my personal preference, utilizing the unique aspects of shooting underwater to enhance the images.

Nat looks very comfortable underwater! Sometimes the hardest part is finding a good model :)



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:24 AM

Nice Pictures.

I prefer #3 as well, due to the surface reflections and a more "natural" look.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:40 AM

+1 for #3. Very nice. Can you tell us more about the lighting and dome?


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#7 Rene Zuch

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:35 AM



Thanks for your feedback. My daughter is a bit sad that nobody recognized her potential to become a Nr. one model.




You're right. To find a good model is maybe the hardest part. And Nat does this job really great and is fun to be with.



The lighting was done with two Ikelite DS161 strobes. The dome is a prototype from uwcamerastuff and it´s a 8" full half-sphere(sounds strange but hope you know what I mean).

There are still some buoyancy problems to solve with it as it really wants to float up, but the optical quality and corner sharpness is excellent. And problems are there to solve.



Here are some more pics:







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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

The photo's of your model make me say, 'nice' or 'very nice'.  The photo of your daughter made me smile.  So the model touched my sense of appreciation but your daughter touched me deeper.  No matter how much we try the artistic, the joy of a child is hard to beat.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:04 AM

#3 in the first set works the best for me and I like #2 in. The second set

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:23 AM

I like the foreshortening effect and I think it works very well and looks natural, they are all excellent in my eyes I’d like to see more.

#11 Rene Zuch

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:06 AM



Thanks for the nice feedback



wise words......


Thanks René