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#1 MATT S

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 02:27 AM

I took this shot last weekend on a dive at the gold coast seaway in Australia. I like the shot but I am sure that their is things that I can improve.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:41 AM

Hi Matt,

Nice pic. I'd try a horizontal crop to isolate the subject. The out of focus background, esp. in the lower part doesn't do anything for me. I might also try a little dodging of the subject to make it pop more.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 09:03 AM

I agree that isolating the subject from the distracting negative space would help. I am unsure if the angle this was shot in would allow you to position the camera a little bit to the left to provide for the separation but, something to think of next opportunity.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 03:36 PM

G'day Matt. How'd you find diving in the Seaway?
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:34 PM

Hi Matt,
I'm curious if this is the format you shot it in or is it a crop of a horizontal? Can you tell us a little more about the camera, lens, etc.?

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#6 MATT S

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:25 PM

hey ryan, diving the seaway is ok but no where near as good as byron.

Steve ,this is a crop of a horizontal shot. The set up I used was a 60mm macro on a nikon d90 and a pair of ys27dx strobes.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 03:05 AM

This may be more along the lines of what Phil and Todd are talking about; essentially 'inverting' the image to draw attention to the subject. done quickly in PS using Screen and Multiply layers, but of course ideally done in camera with your lighting.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 03:06 AM

A horizontal image might be more exciting cropped like this, if the part to the right is dark:

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I've cropped your image as it stands, and taken the red out of the darker areas to accentuate the colour contrast. What do you think?

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 03:40 AM

great suggestions guys. It just shows their are lots of ways to shoot the same image.

Thanks for everyones help
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