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Randy Seuss

What Mode to shoot in ?

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Hey guys i'm new to surf photography, but not surfing or photography respectively.

I've been shooting for years now,and recently got a hero gopro and its made me decide to take the plunge in getting a housing for my DSLR.

 

I Really like the Liquid eye housings,... my question is what Mode do most of you guys shoot in ? TV (shutter priority ) Full Manual ??

 

seems it would be a pain to swim in to change shutter speed for constantly changing light situations.

is it possible to get prime photo's in TV modes or is full Manual the only way to go ?

 

 

the reason i ask is the housing i'm interested in (c1600 ) just has AF and trigger features...

SPL makes a fully adjustable housing for my camera but is quite a bit more.

 

 

Thanks in advance to any responses.

looking to buy a housing very soon.

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Break out the manual. You say you're no stranger to photography so why ask others if you know what you're doing? I did put some guidelines up there but thought better of it and removed them.

 

Asking photographers what settings they use is like asking a rival restaurant to cook your menu for you.

 

Gotta go through the learning process too mate, best of luck with it.

 

Cheers,

mark.

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I shoot in manual. I own a SPL housing for a 1d mark iii which allows control over shutter speed and aperature. I recommend getting a housing with this feature. cheers!

 

 

Hey guys i'm new to surf photography, but not surfing or photography respectively.

I've been shooting for years now,and recently got a hero gopro and its made me decide to take the plunge in getting a housing for my DSLR.

 

I Really like the Liquid eye housings,... my question is what Mode do most of you guys shoot in ? TV (shutter priority ) Full Manual ??

 

seems it would be a pain to swim in to change shutter speed for constantly changing light situations.

is it possible to get prime photo's in TV modes or is full Manual the only way to go ?

 

 

the reason i ask is the housing i'm interested in (c1600 ) just has AF and trigger features...

SPL makes a fully adjustable housing for my camera but is quite a bit more.

 

 

Thanks in advance to any responses.

looking to buy a housing very soon.

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AV if there is plenty of light ... otherwise, Manual. SS should be 1/1000th or more. F8-16 is ideal. Center point focus. Stay out of the surfers way as best you can. Good luck & have fun.

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If you get how all the controls and settings work then use manual and create your own style

if not try AV ... hell Automatic can work too .. give you an idea of where to start with settings and then tweak those in manual to get what you want.

 

There's no set rules and it will change as conditions do.

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Hi Randy,

 

I dont do surf photography however when I started underwater photography fellow divers have been more than happy to share camera settings with me so getting started was easy enough.

 

It looks like it is a bit tougher to get this info for surf photography so a good place you can find pointers pointers on camera settings is on Flickr. Some users leave their exif data switched on and that will show the settings used for a particular photo.

 

The way to recognize whether or not the data is available is to click on a photo, then look at the description on the right hand side where it names the photographer, if the is data is available it will also mention the camera brand used for the photo.

 

When you click on the camera name it will give you the complete breakdown of the camera settings used including whether it was in Manual, Aperture priority, Shutter priority or Auto, plus the actual shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

 

Here are a couple publicly listed examples I found.

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluewavechris.../in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelbarrus...ol-88109984@N00

 

Just browse Flickr and I am sure you will find more.

 

Cheers,

John

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Break out the manual. You say you're no stranger to photography so why ask others if you know what you're doing? I did put some guidelines up there but thought better of it and removed them.

 

Asking photographers what settings they use is like asking a rival restaurant to cook your menu for you.

 

Gotta go through the learning process too mate, best of luck with it.

 

Cheers,

mark.

 

Pretty harsh Mark! Nothing wrong with sharing your knowledge, especially on these forums. Unless of course your afraid of a little competition?! :D

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Pretty harsh Mark! Nothing wrong with sharing your knowledge, especially on these forums. Unless of course your afraid of a little competition?! :D

 

Good post Mike!

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Pretty harsh Mark! Nothing wrong with sharing your knowledge, especially on these forums. Unless of course your afraid of a little competition?! :D

 

 

Where is the little thumbs up button.....

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