new and need critics
Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:28 PM
How can I make this one better, its probably the best Ive done in my first year of taking pics. I use a canon sd600 with canon uw case. Other then upgrading any gear of course. Cropped a little as well.
Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:51 AM
This is a freshwater image, uncropped and shot with a fisheye lens (so I'm very close!):
I've under-exposed to keep the surface from washing out, and added light from strobes. It's not perfect as the light is both flat and misses the pike's snout. Strobe light has let me produce a sharp image, both by allowing me to use a an aperture of f8 and by "freezing" any movement at the moment of the flash. The shutter speed is also important if there's a lot of ambient light: the subject can be blurred in longer exposures:
The blue colour around the hawkfish is ambient light, the shutter speed is about 1/20sec, and you can see that the blue edges are much less sharp than the strobe-lit, red and colourful, face. There's a limit to how far you can work with shutter speed and aperture in a compact camera, but using what control you have and adding a strobe can help. Getting as close as you can is never a bad thing...
Edited by tdpriest, 18 February 2012 - 05:06 AM.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:13 PM