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Some Pics from the last 6 months

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:32 pm
by H20doctor
I have been learning the Curve of underwater Pics ... during this time ive had some great Help from Yelloweye, Gdog, ScoobieDoo , ScubaJess, Derek, and Others ... Im not a Photo Guy , video is my first Passion.. Underwater Photos Is a long, difficult, slow, learning Curve..

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Re: Some Pics from the last 6 months

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:58 pm
by Tom Nic
And a fun learning experience it is!

Thanks for sharing Chris!

Re: Some Pics from the last 6 months

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:19 am
by ScubaJess
Fantastic snaps!!! It's always so fun diving with you and seeing your pics! Great job!

Really nice lighting!! :-)

Re: Some Pics from the last 6 months

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:57 pm
by Scubak
I have success and then failure!
UW Photography is an up and down for me. I so need some instruction.
Thanks for sharing your pics Chris...
They look great to me...
Kirsten

Re: Some Pics from the last 6 months

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:29 pm
by Gdog
Hey, looking good Doc! No substitute for just taking pics and working on improving! I think your shots are good. And I tried video, and felt like it was a long slow learning curve!

Re: Some Pics from the last 6 months

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:43 pm
by H20doctor
Its a very diff world going from a simple point and shoot camera to a Full frame , SLR camera that has so many settings to learn and choose for a picture .. I have had to try with my Sony A6300 camera how the Focus settings work for underwater.. My camera Has 6 different types of focus for manual raw shooting !! And for me i just want 1 setting that can focus for shots 12 inches to 2 feet ... Sony focus sensor doesnt know what to focus on sometimes , and for underwater seems to not understand full frame shots at F22... My 2 psi

Re: Some Pics from the last 6 months

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:33 am
by YellowEye
Nice work Chris!
You got some really good shots there and you keep improving. Keep shooting!

H20doctor wrote:Sony focus sensor doesnt know what to focus on sometimes

Hmm. Some tips:
1) use spot/point focus
2) aim your focus on an edge (AF systems focus using contrast)
3) make sure the area you're focusing on is well lit
4) if needed, use center focus (this point is usually the best at focusing)
5) don't try to focus closer than your camera can focus
6) if you find your lens seeking, seeking, seeking and taking way too long to go in and out, see if you can limit the focus motor to closeup only. Often there's a switch on the lens to do so.

H20doctor wrote:and for underwater seems to not understand full frame shots at F22... My 2 psi

Not sure what you mean here.

Re: Some Pics from the last 6 months

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:54 am
by mz53480
H20doctor wrote:... Im not a Photo Guy , video is my first Passion.. Underwater Photos Is a long, difficult, slow, learning Curve...

Yes, it shows. Painful for us too....











(JK....awesome pics. love the anemones!)
:supz:

Re: Some Pics from the last 6 months

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:43 pm
by H20doctor
Even at F22 .. Still get out of focus areas due to my Sony being a mirror Less camera 1/2. Crop sensor

Re: Some Pics from the last 6 months

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:34 pm
by Scubie Doo
H20doctor wrote:Even at F22 .. Still get out of focus areas due to my Sony being a mirror Less camera 1/2. Crop sensor


H2O, that is the challenge with macro and super macro. I have the same challenge on my full frame. Many photographers use the “out of focus” areas or bokeh to add depth and artistic value. You can really make an image pop by using that to your advantage.

Keep shooting you’re getting better shots, and embrace the bokeh. :-)


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Re: Some Pics from the last 6 months

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:42 pm
by H20doctor
Scubie Doo wrote:
H20doctor wrote:Even at F22 .. Still get out of focus areas due to my Sony being a mirror Less camera 1/2. Crop sensor


H2O, that is the challenge with macro and super macro. I have the same challenge on my full frame. Many photographers use the “out of focus” areas or bokeh to add depth and artistic value. You can really make an image pop by using that to your advantage.

Keep shooting you’re getting better shots, and embrace the bokeh. :-)


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thanks Buddy ... i will keep on truckin

Re: Some Pics from the last 6 months

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:16 am
by Scubie Doo
H20doctor wrote:
Scubie Doo wrote:
H20doctor wrote:Even at F22 .. Still get out of focus areas due to my Sony being a mirror Less camera 1/2. Crop sensor


H2O, that is the challenge with macro and super macro. I have the same challenge on my full frame. Many photographers use the “out of focus” areas or bokeh to add depth and artistic value. You can really make an image pop by using that to your advantage.

Keep shooting you’re getting better shots, and embrace the bokeh. :-)


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thanks Buddy ... i will keep on truckin


Atta boy! One other key note on using bokeh, you’ll need to make sure you reduce your iso a bit to reduce noise in the bokeh and dark areas of the photo. I now shoot at f16. f22 requires a lot more light and I like have “range” to adjust lighting on the fly. Happy to discuss more the next time I see you. Keep on truckin.


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