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From Fiji: The Evolution of a Crappy Photo


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#1 saudio

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:29 AM

I posted this here because I consider it mostly humor. Please move it if it's in the wrong place.


As I was downloading photos, I chuckled at this series and thought some might find this amusing. Illustrated here is the process that a photographer might use to take a Crappy Photograph.

I was cruising the reef, and as always, looking for something interesting and eye catching to photograph. I found this lovely red sea fan in front of an opening in the reef to blue water on the other side. I said to myself "there's a crappy photo here, let's see if I can find it"

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First, let's see if I can capture the blue water though the fan....nope

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Well, let's frame the blue just above the fan...nope, fan underexposed

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Ah, now THIS is getting crappy!

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Back where I started..Let's speed up the shutter!

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faster shutter, losing the blue

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Let's get closer! Now, burning out the fan and losing light on the bottom

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A little higher angle, another little tweak...

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OK let's lose the fan altogether..

Hey look, over there's a clownfish! :gives up and swims away:

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#2 gina

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:44 AM

Hey, you stole my shooting style! :(

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#3 secretsea18

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:31 AM

Interesting evolution of your image...

But inquiring minds want to know how you make your little avatar change from eel to eel with a quote???? :(

#4 saudio

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:08 PM

Interesting evolution of your image...

But inquiring minds want to know how you make your little avatar change from eel to eel with a quote???? :(



It's an animated GIF file. A friend of mine made it for me from a couple eel shots I took.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:32 PM

Love it!
http://www.calmero.com.au/ - Creative Underwater Photography

#6 Elainew

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 10:49 PM

Think most of us will recognise this approach! LOL

#7 loftus

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 02:40 AM

:)
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:27 AM

I used to fill a waste basket with my crap-ish slides; now they go into the bit bucket. Thanks for the laugh.
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#9 saudio

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:28 PM

Think most of us will recognise this approach! LOL



yeh, I don't realize how much I tweak underwater, but when I downloaded this series I laughed to myself.