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Results from Thailand - Improvement needed

03 December 2012 - 06:01 PM

So I'm just back from an incredible trip to Thailand and was somewhat please with my results but none of them are quite what I was hoping for. I have several shots I'd like a little feedback on but I'll stick with the original guidelines and start with a single image.

Always thought the Mantis Shrimp was pretty cool and got a couple decent shots. I think this is probably my favorite. Wish I'd been able to isolate him a little more from the gravel in the foreground. unfortunately I wasn't able to prevent all the backscatter though I was able to eliminate some of it in post.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.


Rope handles?

14 September 2012 - 05:19 AM

Howdy folks,

In several reviews I've seen pictures of housings with a rope handle clipped off to the ball mounts and was curious if this is a DIY project or something commercially available. Seems like a great option when handing opt he housing off getting in and out of the water and I'm curious if someone can share a more detailed pic or two OS this setup. My last trip proved to be a bit problematic with a crew that wasn't used to handling SLR housings and kept grabbing my strobe arms. I have a few LOB trips coming up and would like to make life a bit easier if possible.

Suggestions greatly appreciated


Not quite

02 September 2012 - 08:57 AM

I just recently got into underwater photography and recently got in my first day of diving with the new rig in the on the wreck of the Tx Clipper, in the Gulf of Mexico. I'm using Nikon D7000, with Nauticam housing so gear is definitely not an excuse. This was unfortunately my best effort from the day's diving and I'd welcome some thoughts around how it can be improved. Visibility was around 50-60ft. Tokina 10-17 at 10mm, natural light (both strobes turned off) settings ISO200, F8, 1/640th

What I like:
- Sense of depth with the wreck and divers.
- Think I capture peak of action with the bubbles on the diver

What I don't like:

- Sun burst is obviously poorly done. I believe this is most likely due to the fact it was taken at mid-day. I also probably should have adjusted to a smaller aperture to get a better DOF instead of simply adjusting exposure time.

-Overall the image just feels cluttered due to all the bubbles from the divers on the other side of the wreck.

Any feedback would be appreciated.