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Uli Kunkel

Member Since 23 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 13 2014 04:22 PM

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In Topic: Critique Please - I love this shot. Am I crazy?

06 March 2014 - 02:17 AM

Hey! Thats a good one!

As you mentioned that you were taking point and shoot photos for quite a while, you put yourself in the shoes of many diehard photo fanatics that started much like you.... taking snaps from time to time until one day they started to get an attachment to one or two of their better photos and really think about what it was they were doing and how to improve!

The G series are great cameras to get into, and I think that the g16 would be a great tool for you to use. But before you splash down for a strobe I would recommend that you get practice with using your camera's manual settings and the internal flash. This would help you get a better feel to control your camera and strobe when you eventually do get one (and if you are still hooked, a strobe is essential!)

I like the shot. But if youre looking for more ideas and suggestions, I would have used the internal flash with a higher shutter speed to keep light on the subject while reducing the ambient light in the background. Sometimes the background can be a nice addition to the shot, but more often than not (I find) it is distracting.

Keep it up!

In Topic: Sri Lanka and Whale watching / Photography

26 January 2014 - 03:48 PM

Thanks for your response...

 What is the definition of a "professional shooter?" I also presume that you are insinuating that I am not a "professional shooter," or do not have the "professional" respect for marine life? Please forgive me if I am wrong here, as its quite early and I haven't had my coffee. :)

If that is the case, I would counter that I have seen some atrocious behavior and lack of respect by some "professionals" .... Is this regulated by the permit process?

I am just trying to do everything above board here.

In Topic: Sri Lanka and Whale watching / Photography

25 January 2014 - 04:09 PM

I had another question or two- I am a bit concerned actually...

Ive been getting a lot of different responses from places, some say that it (snorkelling/photography) is outlawed completely, others say that there are no longer permits available, and then emailed me later saying that the law changed again. Another said they can get the permits...! Very confusing. 

The problem is, is there any way to tell if the permit is a fake? I am kind of worried about that. I want to go through the right channels here.

In Topic: Sri Lanka and Whale watching / Photography

23 January 2014 - 05:23 AM

Thanks! Drew, do you know which operators offer permits/in water trips? I have been struggling with finding information!

Morten- how fast can you pack your bags? :D

In Topic: Your Favourite/Best Image of 2013

10 January 2014 - 11:48 PM

The Ocean never ceases to amaze me and this year the big surprise came when I was reviewing the Isla images.  I was happy and amazed to see that Yoda put in an appearance to check us out.  I hope all of you have a wonderful 2014 with many many special moments.


May the force be with you.


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Mmmmm... colour this green, you will! :crazy: