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New series on getting started in underwater photography

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#1 Klausi



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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:54 AM

Hi All!

I just started a new series on getting started in underwater photography.

The first chapter is about the importance of good buoyancy, and how to practice it. Without the skill to remain stationary in front of the marine life to be photographed, no quality shots will ensue. The following chapters, appearing weekly, will deal with everything from chosing the right camera, housing and strobes, to exposure, approaching fishes and finding the right exposure. Enjoy!


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#2 DamonA


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

Kool Klaus!
It's a clever read for the Noobies, you cant empathize more the dive skills first/photography second priority order- bad shots are better then a dangerous dive with good shots, things like exceeding your BT are a real possibility if you are acutely focussed, taking shots UW.
Can't beat time underwater for the skills to develop and personize with the environment dived.

#3 luisinmoreno


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:40 AM

Good read Klaus. Practice controlling bouncy, your position in the water column and staying stationary are skills all divers should master. There will be many other moving parts and things to consider when you throw a camera, lighting and composing a shot into the mix. Looking forward to the rest of your advice.

#4 gŁero


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

Hi Klaus, thanks for sharing the series, they are very useful!

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