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#1 iritter

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 02:57 AM

Finished a trip in Green Island Taiwan and it was the first real trip with my new camera setup.  I went from a Nikon D80 to a Nikon D850 in a nauticam housing.  Pretty sweet jump. 

These were some of my favorite photos from the trip.  I would really like to hear how the pictures could have been made better.  I'm heading there again in three days, and would like to be better prepared.  Looking forward to learning. 

As an example, I feel the image isn't as crisp as it could on the wide angles, and that maybe I could have done more to bring out the light in the back ground. 

Also, on the clownfish, I've seen some incredibly clear and vibrant pictures of these critters in the anemone, any suggestions for really capturing that?

Settings: Wide Angle: F10, 1/160, 320 Macro: F18, 1/160, ISO400

Also, if you're considering a Taiwan trip, it is an amazing place. 

 

 

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#2 hyp

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:10 AM

I like the pictures and the composition, but I feel like they are generally a bit overexposed, except the last one which is definitely overexposed. You might also want to work on your strobe positioning as it doesn't seem to hit all of the anemone. Basically wherever you see that teal coloured tint the strobe didn't hit, leaving you with subpar colours. You could probably drop the ISO, as there is no reason for it to be at 400 when your pictures are so bright.

 

Probably you could do a lot more with processing as well. If you share the RAW file I'll have a play and see if I come up with anything you like more.



#3 iritter

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:24 PM

OK.  Great info!  I have been reading a lot about the positioning.  That is a great point to note about seeing the color being indicative of lack of strobe light hitting it.  No clue why I had ISO so high, I'll adjust. 

Thank you for the input!  I'm heading back in a few days armed with some better info.

That would be great to see about some better processing.  Just post the raw in the thread?



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:11 PM

Yeah, post the Raw (link to Dropbox/Onedrive et al) in the thread or send me a PM. I'll be going to Madeira for a Week tomorrow, but I'll have a look one I'm back.







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