Shooting Baby Sea Lions
Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:45 AM
I have a new D90 set-up in and Nauticam housing with dual SB-105 strobes. For wide angle I will be using the 12-24mm.
I have not shot in shallow water in a fast environment like this probably since sting ray city in 2006. But what I am looking for is any tips on settings on camera or strobes on or off, or maybe 1/4 power for fill light. I normally shoot in manual, but I think in Cayman I shoot in shutter priorty for the sting rays.
Any insight would be great! I just don't want to come back with backscatter or missed shots!!
Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:30 AM
Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:42 AM
The best thing is not to track the pups around trying to take every shot imaginable, but to work one angle at a time. Get an idea for a shot, set up the camera and strobes for that shot and then work it for 5-10 minutes. Then change to another shot.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:17 PM
If you are really shallow, be sure to try some shots with your strobes off. The pups tend to make the shallow water quite frothy with lots of tiny bubble to cause backscatter.
Edited by diverdoug1, 26 April 2012 - 06:17 PM.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:26 AM
Watch out for the head bull. They mark a line and you don't want to cross it.
Life is a beach and then you dive.