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#1 Robotpimp

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:51 AM

I plan to photograph Great White Sharks from a cage in the next couple of weeks. I have a Canon 7D with a Nauticam housing. I've been using the camera on land set to Evaluative Metering and was wondering whether I should continue with this setting for the shark shoot or if one of the other metering modes would be better suited?

All lighting will be natural and I'll be using a Canon 10-22mm lens with a Nauticam 8.5" dome port.

Any advice is appreciated.


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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:06 AM

I plan to photograph Great White Sharks from a cage in the next couple of weeks. I have a Canon 7D with a Nauticam housing. I've been using the camera on land set to Evaluative Metering and was wondering whether I should continue with this setting for the shark shoot or if one of the other metering modes would be better suited?

All lighting will be natural and I'll be using a Canon 10-22mm lens with a Nauticam 8.5" dome port.

Any advice is appreciated.


Regards,

MJ


Evaluative is a good starting point. Remember the water is often darker then mid-grey, so a little minus exposure compensation will help... around 1/2 stop (or 2/3 stop if you're using thirds) will be good.
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