Hi Tim, thanks so much for the advice. I will definitely keep the composition more in mind. It's just easier said than done considering the moving subjects, and other divers making bubbles/scaring the subjects. I almost missed that hammerhead. I was not expecting to see a hammerhead on that trip, but I wanted a better shot of a shark. So we went down for that dive, I started kicking towards the wall before all the other divers. My buddies were thinking "why the rush?". As soon as I got over the edge, I saw a shark coming and then I thought "that's not a regular reef shark!" I had time to take 2 pictures from far before it got scored and quickly turned around and was gone intro the blue.
In regards to the 2 challenging pictures of the shark, do you have any tips to better post process it to improve the end result? Sometimes it's hard to improve the colors without turning the water blue into a purple or lilac. Similar challenge with the sting ray photo.
If you have ordered one in the GoPro 4 series - the GoPro 4 Silver - you do not need an underwater housing. Don't know though about the GoPro 2 - I think you do need a housing for that.
Get the 4 - and you get a monitor on the back that you can see u/w as well.
Yes, I meant to say Hero 4 Silver. Correct this now.
Yes, get the housing rated to 60m. I used the 40m housing my GP 3+ came with and it flooded on my first dive through the port. They replaced everything without any questions. I bought the 60m housing and have had no problems.
Wow, but that shouldn't happen anyway, unless you went below 40m. Seems like the housing was defective.