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In Topic: Can you ID this fish?

12 June 2008 - 03:10 PM

Looks like a Rainbow Scorpionfish (Brujo Arco Iris) (Scorpaenodes xyris).

Thanks a lot jlyle, but I don't think it is. I forgot to tell you, this is a really tiny fish, about 1 and a half inch.
Maybe a blenny of some kind ??
Im clueless...


In Topic: underwater fashion photography ?

26 January 2008 - 06:47 PM

Hey guys !

Again, thanks for your help!
Here is a link with some of the pictures I took. It is a very big brand here in Ecuador, and the pictures (12 in total) are in giant billboards all over the country, so I am kind of proud of my first "fashion" job.

Please, send your comments and critiques !! I want to improve for next time...(although, I think I will keep photographing animals a lot more).

Thank you,


In Topic: underwater fashion photography ?

15 January 2008 - 07:25 PM

Thanks a lot guys !!

I finally did the photoshoot and it went OK. As you told me, it wasn't perfect the first time...but the client is happy with the results.

I will let you see the pictures that they choose so you can help me improve for next time.

Again, thank you, I was close to running away and disappeariing for some time so I didn't have to explain to them that I didn't have a clue of what I was going to do.

Really, the internet is amazing. And people in this forums are really cool guys and girls. Thanks a lot.

In Topic: underwater fashion photography ?

11 January 2008 - 07:29 PM

Thanks everyone !!
Believe me, if I could I would share my fees with you guys to do the job together, but I am far away, in Ecuador. Apparently, there is no expert around here to do this job, that is why they hired me !! So that piece of advice cannot be followed.

OK. so I will shoot RAW, I will keep it simple in terms of lighting, I would experiment a lot...etc.etc.

Fortunately, since for the company this is also a first, they want to do a "practice session", so tomorrow we are going with the models to do this session, just to experiment...so I am really relieved that for the actual shooting on monday I will at least have done something prior to it.

So, thanks again for your advice, I printed your replies and am taking them with me. I will let you know my questions after this practice (maybe even place some sample pictures for you to critique?)

Thanks a lot and I will let you know how it went,

In Topic: underwater fashion photography ?

11 January 2008 - 08:46 AM

Hello and thanks to both "YES"s.

Some fast and probably very basic questions.

What ISO do you normally use ? (it is going to be during the day in a roofed pool). I have one Ikelite DS125 and one DS50 strobes.

Do you have a "normal" aperture/speed combination ?

A sample aperture/speed for pictures that go all black in the background (like I saw in your site, James).

I saw you use a tripod for those over/under pictures...would you recomend that to me?

Should I illuminate from above the pool ? or is it enough with my on-camera strobes?

I have a 17-40mm and a 100mm macro. I am planning on using the WA, but could the 100mm. be good for face portraits ?

Well, as you can see, I am really beginning with this, so anything you say is going to be useful to me.
Thanks a lot for any tips...I have until saturday to learn as much as I can.

thank you again,

Canon 5D/Ikelite housing.