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Split shots over under 50/50

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#1 maxman2402

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:53 AM

Any suggestions on how to improve the upper part of the shot? all of the gear info is included in the link.
Personally i think it's because of the acrylic dome port.. but i could be wrong.
Any tip is welcome.

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Trying my first ''over under'' shots, any tips?? by Max Daniël, on Flickr

Thank you in advance,

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:10 PM

What was the shutter speed, aperture and strobe power



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:20 PM

Shutterspeed was 1/200th aperture f11 iso 250.
And the flash was set on ttl which should have been on manual..

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 01:38 AM

Looks like there may still be a sheet of water on the dome to shoot through.  You can get all kinds of interesting effects doing this.

 

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:09 AM

Looks like there may still be a sheet of water on the dome to shoot through.  You can get all kinds of interesting effects doing this.

 

Steve

In this shot, i tried to get a traditional split shot, with the top part being reasonably sharp. so this picture is not really a big succes. 
I took this one at the end of the dive (at the exit point) so there was still a lot of water on the dome indeed.

Next time i will try to make a split shot in the beginning of the dive when the dome is still dry.
Thank you!

Max Damiël


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 08:31 AM

I think that you have to go into the water to take splits, not try them at the end of the dive. Glass domes and water repellant are helpful: even spit works. If not: Photoshop, before it becomes a professional-only product!

 

I've also found that using a portrait format (and even focussing on the background) can sometimes yield a better image:

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 01:16 PM

wow great subject (scene) you got there. Thank you for the advice!