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#1 Fontaine

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:54 PM

Hey guys,

heres a couple I would love your opinions on...


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MOODY SHRIMP, Tobago - olympus stylus 700 p and s, inon macro lens, s and s ys 27 strobe... I really like this shot but was wondering what other people thought.



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anemone in Lofoten, Norway. same set up as above.


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Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:12 PM

Hey Happy, nice shot of the Moody Shrimp, but i guess i think you need to get closer.. I really like the framing, i just wish it was much bigger... how can i tell what mood he is in? ...:) The anemone is very nice... i like the pastel feel to it...

Norway, Nigeria... I don't suppose you're in the Oil Business?

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 05:17 AM

The shrimp is underexposed. If you shot it in raw perhaps you can dial it up a bit, if not then this is a reason to consider shooting raw. Also you might wish to consider looking at your histogram as you shoot, if you had you could have perhaps noticed that the chart was biased too much toward the shadows and then taken another shot perhaps with a larger apature or a more powerful flash setting.

I like the soft pastel peacefulness of the anemone shot.
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:38 AM

i like the anemone alot, I maybe wish it was a tad brighter.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:46 PM

Cheers guys, this histogram and shooting in RAW is foreign to me, I have heard of it but dont know how to go about it????

I wish i was closer to the shrimp as well, i just spotted this tiny popcorn shrimp hidden in a sponge and got a lucky shot off as the strobe was just showing through the cracks of the sponge and luckily lit the shrimp up (my lens and strobe was as close as they could get, without damaging any marine life).. i call it moody because of the colors and the fact that hes on his own...

Mike,
Im half norwegian thats why i was in Norway (to see family) but yes im now in the oil business as a commercial inspection diver in Nigeria, cant wait to get my time off so I can get my SLR set up and go diving!!!

Diverdon,
Maybe you could point me to a link that explains shooting in RAW and explains looking at histograms as I am a bit clueless (FYI i am getting a canon 500d, maybe that will help you explain the RAW shooting)... thanks in advanced for any effort you put forth


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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:49 PM

how can i tell what mood he is in? ...:)

Thanks for sharing!

Mike


hes in a moody mood, how couldnt you tell?? :)
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:40 PM

Cheers guys, this histogram and shooting in RAW is foreign to me, I have heard of it but dont know how to go about it????

I wish i was closer to the shrimp as well, i just spotted this tiny popcorn shrimp hidden in a sponge and got a lucky shot off as the strobe was just showing through the cracks of the sponge and luckily lit the shrimp up (my lens and strobe was as close as they could get, without damaging any marine life).. i call it moody because of the colors and the fact that hes on his own...

Mike,
Im half norwegian thats why i was in Norway (to see family) but yes im now in the oil business as a commercial inspection diver in Nigeria, cant wait to get my time off so I can get my SLR set up and go diving!!!

Diverdon,
Maybe you could point me to a link that explains shooting in RAW and explains looking at histograms as I am a bit clueless (FYI i am getting a canon 500d, maybe that will help you explain the RAW shooting)... thanks in advanced for any effort you put forth

Here's some great info on histograms:

http://www.uwphotogr...aphy-histograms

Pretty much all your other questions can be answered on that site, too. :)