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Tzetsin

Member Since 26 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active May 16 2014 01:08 AM
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First dive trip with UW housing

01 December 2013 - 10:14 PM

Hello everyone, I was finally able to get my camera underwater last month, and I would like to know how you thought I did.

 

First a little background on me: 

 

I'm a hobby photographer thats been shooting travel / landscape images for the last 3 years or so, and I've gotten the technical aspect of photography down pretty good. Good landscape photography is pretty difficult in that you have a scene with lighting you cannot control and that is extremely high in dynamic range.  To combat this you have to be a dab hand in post, so I've got a good amount of experience with that.

 

I don't know much about fish, or anything underwater yet, though I love being underwater, and being able to see the wildlife so abundantly, and being able to shoot underwater was absolutely a blast (I wish i could "fly" on land!)  

 

The fact that I don't know anything about fish / underwater creatures or their behaviors has been a bit of a crutch I think.  Knowing behaviors would lead to more interesting images I think, but I've got what I've got so far, and only time will allow me the knowledge of behaviors anyway.  I'm very interested in the subject however, and I was hoping I could lean on you members here to feed this interest.

 

I was hoping also that you guys could look at some of the images i have complete here, and some more on my smugmug site and give me an overall idea of how you think I'm doing.  

 

I'll post a link to the page with all the images I have so far, and I'll post a few here for those that don't want to go outside the forum.  Thank you in advance for any insight you can give :)

 

Link to the rest

 

 

(I didn't put this in the critique section because it requires a single image for critique, I'm hoping for an over all opinion, so it doesn't fit there.)

 

A85P5477-Edit-M.jpg

 

 

ISO 800

Focal Length 100mm

Aperture f/5.6

 

A85P6149-Edit-M.jpg

 

ISO 6400

Focal Length 100mm

Aperture f/8

Exposure Time 0.004s (1/250)

 

A85P9522-Edit-M.jpg

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ISO 800

Focal Length 100mm

Aperture f/5.6

Exposure Time 0.004s (1/250)

 

A85P6116-Edit-M.jpg

 

ISO 6400

Focal Length 100mm

Aperture f/8

Exposure Time 0.004s (1/250)

 

 

 

I've included the EXIF for these images just for review purposes.  I know they probably aren't the settings you would use.


Home insurance for camera gear?

02 May 2013 - 11:18 PM

I don't think you could go anywhere in the scuba world without hearing about depp or dann.  I was wondering why people use these insurance companies vs just their home insurance policy?

 

I've been working closely with my home insurance company for some time now as I've got an exorbitant amount of specialty items as a rider on my home insurance.  At any given time, the goods in my truck greatly exceed the cost of my truck, and they are aware that the most expensive items I have, rarely see the inside of my home (I travel a lot)  All my "stuff" I guess you would say, is insured under my home insurance including my housing / dive gear.  I even made a special trip to go in and confirm that my camera would indeed be covered if the housing flooded or if the gear was stolen on a plane and they confirmed that it was.

 

Because everything seems to be covered under my home insurance, I just don't understand the purpose of dann and depp?  Am  I missing something?

 


Cebu, Philippines / Alberta Canada

26 April 2013 - 09:09 PM

Hi all, I'm a new member and new to underwater photography.  I was just wondering if there were any members near Cebu, Philippines, or Alberta Canada.  If there are, please chime in here!