First time underwater and wide angle photography attempt. I was lucky to get these nice composition but I'm not sure how to improve it.
Equipment is Panasonic LX-7, one borrowed strobe (Sea & Sea YS-D1). I'm interested to get into more photography stuffs but don't know how I could make these pictures better:
In picture 1, the strobe throw me off, should I put a diffuser on the strobe? Do I even have the strobe at the right position? There are some blur stuff (not sure if it's fish or backscatter), would increase shutter speed get rid of those?
For both pictures, the sun is not behind me, so what can I do to get darker blue. You can tell it's a pretty shallow area, should I do custom white balance or use auto white balance? The pictures above are color corrected from a RAW file, I would rather get it right the first time without doing too much to the RAW file.
Any pointers? Thanks!