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g3cko

Member Since 27 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 06 2016 11:17 AM
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In Topic: Your Favourite/Best Image for 2015

22 January 2016 - 11:40 AM

2015 was a good year - not only my first (serious) dive/photography trip, but my first two trips!  Anilao  and Lembeh/Bunaken.   Since I'm thoroughly cheating,  here's some of my favorite images from this year in an album, and also a few to embed in the post

 

http://imgur.com/a/NmSRz

 

qSFhzOq.jpg

xatoXvO.jpg

9aYtze1.jpg

 


In Topic: Feedback and critique

05 October 2015 - 07:56 AM

Thanks Steve and Morten, appreciate the kind words.  

 

I really can't get enough of the little pygmy gobies :)  so fun to shoot!  These (there were actually two) were hiding among some flamboyant cuttlefish eggs under a coconut shell, which I thought was kind of funny.  

 

I'll be sure to post an updated gallery as I make it through my pictures 


In Topic: Feedback and critique

02 October 2015 - 06:17 PM

http://aaronhalstead...ehbunaken-2015/

 

I got a little ways through my pictures, and have some to share!  Thanks again for the feedback :) 


In Topic: Feedback and critique

28 August 2015 - 02:52 PM

Hi Tim 

 

Very true, worst case I have to try to get creative with my shots. And actually, might make a good pre-trip test for this weekend :)  

 

Thanks!  I'll be sure to share some pics when I get back 


In Topic: Feedback and critique

28 August 2015 - 11:39 AM

Thank you all for the feedback and comments!  This is super helpful to get some new thoughts and opinions, appreciate you taking the time.  

 

 

The tips I'd suggest: be prepared to be maybe shocked when you first get in. The dive sites are not always attractive..... I used to warn guests at the resort I ran there not to to be worried if they immediately thought, what, I paid $xxxx to see this?!?!??!

 

Ah!  Yes, I think I did get a hint of this in Anilao. By the end of the trip, I did find the mucky sites o be my favorite overall though!  I've not tried CFWA, but I currently have an 8" dome, so I'm not too sure if that is a feasible combo?  I think I would enjoy CFWA though, sounds fun!  

 

 

You need to move back a bit! All I can see is eyeballs and whiskers...fish have tails you know.

 

My only criticism is that many of the pics seem overly "white". Maybe a little less strobe? Or invoke some more shadows to force some subject contrasts.

 

 

Thank for the suggestion!  I will definitely add this to my list of things to keep in mind.  I can see I get into a habit of shooting similar shots, and this also applies to my lighting as well I'm sure.  Just because I have two strobes, doesn't mean I need to always use them both (at equal power).    Also, I like your note about "too busy" - that is something to keep in mind as well, I've def noticed some pictures I've taken have too much going on

 

 

Just relax and have fun with it.

 

Super excited!  I am sure I'll have a blast.  

 

Again, thank you all for the feedback!