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#1 lwang0622

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:43 AM

Just took my first underwater lesson and was curious as to which blue background most people prefer or is it just personal preference, I also took another shot but it's a lighter blue but cant figure out how to post both for comparison. This is the darker blue

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:14 AM

Just make another post and attach both photos. Under more reply options you can choose a photo and then attach it. Do that for both images and they should both be displayed. Personally I prefer dark but that's just me, especially if you have a lit foreground. You can also bring the luminance down for blue in post as well, although it's always better to get it right from camera. There's a lot of blue negative space though in the top of this image and if you cropped out half the distance from the top to the tip of the orange coral it should feel more balanced. 



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 06:21 PM

Here is the 2nd post, but I agree with the negative space. I think the point of the exercise was to try and play with the blues... and you are right I could post edit but like you said I would like to learn how to get it right in the camera. Thank you for your critique and tips.

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:33 PM

Hey!
 

I vote for the fist one with the darker, richer blues. For me the lighter blues are beginning to look over-exposed whereas the darker ones create a nicely moody, underwater feel. But these are very personal, subjective decisions.

 

Small suggestion for the future - a diver well into the background? It would create a really nice scene and give it even more context.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:59 AM

[quote name="TimG" post="396129" timestamp="1528356826"]Hey!
 
I vote for the fist one with the darker, richer blues. For me the lighter blues are beginning to look over-exposed whereas the darker ones create a nicely moody, underwater feel. But these are very personal, subjective decisions.
 
Small suggestion for the future - a diver well into the background? It would create a really nice scene and give it even more context.[/quo


Awesome thanks for the critique and suggestion!

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:53 AM

I took a class with Cathy Church and she recommended a -0.7 EV to get the blues right