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#1 Fontaine

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 04:52 AM

Hello,

I would love it if you guys could give me some constructive criticism. Ive been taking UW pics for about two years and am a keen amateur/novice, and would love to hear some advice to get my brain thinking about improvement. Heres three semi random shots:




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This was taking snorkelling in the Galapaos, with an Olympus Stylus 700 point and shoot with an Inon WA fish eye lens 165.


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This was taken in Tobago, with the same point and shoot except with an inon macro lens, sea and sea ys-27 strobe, and a focus light.


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Taken in Galapagos, with the same set up as the second shot.
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:47 AM

I like the seal pic although I'd crop out the blown out highlights on the surface in the upper left and the piece in the lower left. The shrimp photo seems a bit soft. The last photo is nice. I like how sharp it is and its a nice perspective on a starfish.
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#3 Fontaine

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 04:05 PM

I like the seal pic although I'd crop out the blown out highlights on the surface in the upper left and the piece in the lower left. The shrimp photo seems a bit soft. The last photo is nice. I like how sharp it is and its a nice perspective on a starfish.



Thanks a lot!! I never would have thought the shrimp was soft until you said it... thanks for getting the brain gears cranking!

Cheer,

Fontaine
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Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:16 PM

I like the 1st 2 shots a lot.

The shrimp shot, turning it into a diagonal composition and getting even closer and lower could have been interesting. but I like it as is.

The last shot didn't work for me as much, were you trying an artistic shot? the bottom hot-spot is a distraction for me, perhaps you can try "filling the frame" with the starfish next time, just a thought.

hope this helps,
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 12:48 PM

I would be proud to claim the first Picture.

Good composition
Good color
Interesting subject
conveys a scene of fun and zesty motion.

If you have the raw you might wish to try to finesse the blown highlights at the top--- JMHO
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