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tdpriest

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In Topic: How to shoot like Japanese UW photographer?

Yesterday, 03:24 PM

 

 

As we know, classic macro photo is with black background,

But this style is not popular in Japan.

Probably because they don't have volcanic soil habitat like Anilao or Lembeh,

 

 

 

The "classic" black background is created by a high shutter speed and a high f-stop, the image relies on strobe lighting. It hasn't got anything to do with the colour of the background, because it's best shot against the water rather than the reef.

 

Attached File  2013 Lembeh 24 796 Pantai Parigi Rhinopias eschmeyeri Paddle-flap scorpionfish.jpg   59.32KB   7 downloads

 

 

The light, unfocussed background relies on ambient light, slower shutter speeds, wider apertures and balanced strobe lighting. It's harder to do. I often find that my backgrounds are too dark.

 

Attached File  Bali 2012 49 0555 Tulamben Ribbon eel.jpg   37.48KB   7 downloads


In Topic: How to shoot like Japanese UW photographer?

Yesterday, 03:24 PM

 

 

As we know, classic macro photo is with black background,

But this style is not popular in Japan.

Probably because they don't have volcanic soil habitat like Anilao or Lembeh,

 

 

 

The "classic" black background is created by a high shutter speed and a high f-stop, the image relies on strobe lighting. It hasn't got anything to do with the colour of the background, because it's best shot against the water rather than the reef.

 

Attached File  2013 Lembeh 24 796 Pantai Parigi Rhinopias eschmeyeri Paddle-flap scorpionfish.jpg   59.32KB   7 downloads

 

 

The light, unfocussed background relies on ambient light, slower shutter speeds, wider apertures and balanced strobe lighting. It's harder to do. I often find that my backgrounds are too dark.

 

Attached File  Bali 2012 49 0555 Tulamben Ribbon eel.jpg   37.48KB   7 downloads


In Topic: How to shoot like Japanese UW photographer?

Yesterday, 03:24 PM

 

 

As we know, classic macro photo is with black background,

But this style is not popular in Japan.

Probably because they don't have volcanic soil habitat like Anilao or Lembeh,

 

 

 

The "classic" black background is created by a high shutter speed and a high f-stop, the image relies on strobe lighting. It hasn't got anything to do with the colour of the background, because it's best shot against the water rather than the reef.

 

Attached File  2013 Lembeh 24 796 Pantai Parigi Rhinopias eschmeyeri Paddle-flap scorpionfish.jpg   59.32KB   7 downloads

 

 

The light, unfocussed background relies on ambient light, slower shutter speeds, wider apertures and balanced strobe lighting. It's harder to do. I often find that my backgrounds are too dark.

 

Attached File  Bali 2012 49 0555 Tulamben Ribbon eel.jpg   37.48KB   7 downloads

 

 

Please accept my apologies for the (glitch-squared) below...


In Topic: More Blenny Portraits

23 August 2014 - 06:56 AM

I had to get so close I thought I was going to knock the poor fish out with the housing. 

 

Some days you just have to dive...

 

... although I have friends who think those days are for super-macro, with teleconverters, wet diopters and eyes crossed from peering at the skeleton shrimp on the hydroids!


In Topic: More Blenny Portraits

22 August 2014 - 12:52 AM

Coming along nicely!

 

The eyes look a bit soft: how are you focussing? I use (on Nikon cameras) continuous AF with a bias to focus rather than shutter release and shift the focus point to suit the image. With fish, that's almost always best over the eyes.