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How do I get more Dynamic Blues

06 August 2012 - 06:02 PM

I have been shooting photos underwater for a few years now, but I haven't had a lot of opportunity to shoot Wide Angle.
There are A LOT of questions that I have....and A LOT of things I need to work on.....but I want to start with my Blues (or Greens given location).

The Wide Angle I have shot I am often frustrated that I am not able to get the wide range in my blues as many other great photographers do.
Honestly I often wonder.....Can you REALLY get that deep range of blues when you are shooting or do you have to do some tweaking in Photoshop to make a RAW file Pop

As a comparison....here are just a few of many links to other photographers that I really like their Blues:


Here are a few sample shots of my own.....I am having a hard time finding the right words to describe how I feel about my blues when compared to others.
I feel like they are kind of flat.....they don't have the pop that others photographers blues have.
Any Advice is welcomed......

All Images shot were with a Canon 5D Mark II (Also, all images are raw - no editing unless specified)

Photo 1: Komodo
Photo Info: Lens-8-15mm Fisheye (shot at 15mm), ISO-160, f/13, 1/200 - with 2 x DS161 Ikelite Strobes

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_MG_7505-1-raw by TyDivChic, on Flickr

Photo 2: Bonaire
Photo Info: Lens-15mm Fisheye, ISO-160, f/16, 1/200 - with 2 x DS161 Ikelite Strobes

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_MG_2758-1_raw by TyDivChic, on Flickr

Photo 3: Red Sea
Photo Info: Lens 17-40mm (shot at 21mm), ISO 100, f/8.0. 1/100 - with 2 x DS125 Ikelite strobes

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IMG_1151-1-raw by TyDivChic, on Flickr

Canon Fisheye Question

14 January 2012 - 03:48 PM

Hi All :D

I am shopping for a new lens and I have a couple of questions. I shoot the 5DMrkII (full frame camera) in an Ikelite housing with the 8" super dome.

Money not being an issue in my decision process....
I am looking at the Canon 8-15mm vs the Sigma 15mm

1: Which lens would people recommend? Any pros/cons to one vs. the other?

2: If I shot the exact same photo with the Sigma 15mm and the Canon 8-15 at the 15mm end and placed them side by side would they look the same?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.