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#1 jwood1

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:21 AM

I have been an amateur above-water photographer all my life, and finally took the plunge, so to speak, on a sailing trip to the BVIs. I had a Canon S90 and bought an Ikelite housing for it. I decided to go simple at first and shot available light while free-diving. Here are my two favorites: an octopus was nice enough to pose for me.

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BVI sailing 2011_1343_octopus1 by blues_sailor53, on Flickr


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BVI sailing 2011_1344_octopus2 by blues_sailor53, on Flickr


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

Welcome to the world of underwater photography. As you can tell, it can drian the purse quickly - but of SO worth it. Nice job wiith you first shots. I really like the second one. Looking forward to seeing more of your shots in the future.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

Beautiful color, solid focus. Congrats. Your positioning works for these photos. Remember that it is often best to get slightly below your subject, thus, slightly shooting upward.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

not bad for first shots :)

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:01 AM

Well done and welcome to the Madness! :)
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#6 yuesir

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:51 PM

Nice job wiith you first shots ! and want to learn from you because I'm a still a neophyte in uw photography!

#7 chuckdee

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:07 AM

Second shot is really cool!

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:02 PM

Nice work!

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:02 AM

Better than my first shots, that's for sure.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 04:21 PM

Really lovely shots ... well done and like the others, look forward to seeing more! :lol:

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#11 jwood1

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:57 PM

Thanks for the encouragement everyone. I was lucky that this octopus decided to pose for me. He sat on a rock, and I was able to dive down and take several pictures of him. Shooting in raw made it easy to fix the color balance in ACR. I learned a lot from reading this forum. Thanks.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:29 AM

A good place to start your underwater photography experience is in the safer and manageable confines of a swimming pool. You can learn how to handle the camera in a wet environment; and if it falls to the bottom of the pool, then you don’t have far to go to retrieve it. Use your friends or family members as practice subjects. Shoot images from various angles above the water, at the water line, and then underwater.

Get more tips from the following articles :

http://www.nikonusa....hotography.html

http://www.photograp...ter-photography

Hope you will some good tips for underwater photography from the articles.