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In Topic: Underwater sports

09 December 2015 - 12:14 AM

The equipment needed depends on what you want to do with your photographing. 

I guess I all in all have spent about foutrhy hours photographing UW - rugby.

Some of hte results are presented here: https://runehaldor.f...it=30&offset=30

If you're taking photos in the surface while the players are exercising, a ewa-marine or similar bag might be completly ok. If you want to swim a bit deeper, a decent underwater housing might be a good idea. A few meters below surface without using strobes manual wite ballance about 9000 K is a good start. 

If you are taking photos during a match, my experience is that scuba equipment is a good idea. The easiest is to get air fronm an extended regulator with the bottles on land. Normally this equipment is just aviable for the referee, so full scuba equipment is needed. Quite often, I find the side with the best natural light and wait for the one team to attac. Especially male teams are quick and you need strobes to get sharp pictures. It is also a good idea to observe a few matches or to play for a while yourself to understand enough of the game to know when to shoot.



In Topic: Underwater sports

12 April 2015 - 11:32 AM

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I agree taking pictures of them under water is a kind of risk sport, at least for your equipment. 

In Topic: 45 Degree View Finder

23 February 2015 - 11:40 PM

My experience acording to the standard and the 45 degrees viewfinider is that the image appears larger and brighter in the 45 degrees viewfinter. It is much easier to control lines, composition and focal plane. If you prefer a  horizontal trim / diving style, you will also find it easier to look trough the viewfinder. At least my neck feels better with the 45 degrees viewfinder than without. Anyway it is fully possible to make beautiful photos with a standard viewfinder and i still make awful photos with one. 

In Topic: Your Favourite/Best Image of 2014

05 January 2015 - 04:50 AM

1013318_large_24F6606A-3464-11E4-86DE-A5I thinkk the attached image might be my favourite from 2014. Not becauce of the quality, but because it was the beginning of thinking repeating shapes when I'm working with the smallest subjects. Lens: 100 mm with 2 extention tubes + 10x diopter. Full frame. .