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Overexposed Seahorse

Member Since 25 Feb 2014
Offline Last Active Mar 13 2017 09:13 AM

#348905 Which is the best way to go?

Posted by Overexposed Seahorse on 10 June 2014 - 10:59 AM

You will want a strobe. In my opinion, I would rather have a cheaper camera and a strobe than a more expensive camera and no strobe. I think that the greatest improvement in underwater photos comes when you add a strobe for the first time. Otherwise, I couldn't agree more with what Jmauricio says!

#344106 See unique marine life: chase or not chase?

Posted by Overexposed Seahorse on 04 March 2014 - 10:05 AM

It's a good point about the video, you're absolutely right that in the majority of cases video works better than photos - but a word of warning - watching a rare creature with your own eyes is even better than mediocre photos and videos, and you will remember the experience better!

#343801 Good WA photo books?

Posted by Overexposed Seahorse on 25 February 2014 - 12:14 PM

I find The Underwater Photographer by Martin Edge to be one of the best books I have read. The most recent 4th edition is a couple of years old but has a section on SLRs and Lenses, as well as a section on Wide Angle and Macro. In the Chapter on the basics it covers shutter speed and aperture along with pictures showing how changing the shutter speed changes the colour of the water.