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Light Banding

16 October 2013 - 01:30 PM

Hey everyone!

Just a quick, total newbie question - is there a way to eliminate while shooting, or during PP the banding that occurs when shooting UW with the sun as a natural light source?

If I'm not being totally clear, I'm kind of seeing the artefacted banding in the darks at the bottom of this image. And, although this image has been edited, it was noticeable SOOC, so it's not a PP issue.

Thanks for your help!!

Interesting Reflection

06 August 2013 - 05:51 PM

Hey everyone - I'm quite new to underwater photography, but not to photography in general. 


I just took my new Ikelite housing, along with a Tokina 11-16 lens in an 8" dome port out for a spin yesterday in some pretty silty fresh water.  I ended up with some pretty interesting shots, however an interesting occurance resulted in most of my photos.  There is a reflection of the front of my lens in almost all of my photos.


After calling Ikelite, I was told that I was shooting at an 'improper angle' to the sun, and that if I correct that, it should be rectified.  Although I can see the validity to this, I find it hard to believe that all 66 photos were taken at the same 'improper angle' to the sun.


I've gone through a couple other ideas in my head, and I'm left with only one thing I think may help.  So to make a short story long..... Should I remove the UV filter from the lens!?!?!?


Thanks for any advice!