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2 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

3 ANY QUESTIONS SHOUT ! RICHARD BAILEY ALL IMAGES © COPYRIGHT

4 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP TYPES OF SHOT TYPES OF SHOT BASIC TIPS BASIC TIPS COMPOSITION COMPOSITION EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT TECHY BIT TECHY BIT UAE - SLR

5 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP TYPES OF SHOT TYPES OF SHOT –WIDE ANGLE –CLOSE UP (MACRO) –MID RANGE (FISH AND DIVERS) RED SEA – POINT & SHOOT

6 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WIDE ANGLE WIDE ANGLE –GET CLOSE –NATURAL LIGHT –HIGH ISO, SLOWER SHUTTER –BLACK AND WHITE –GOOD DEPTH OF FIELD –CAN ALSO USE CLOSE UP WIDE ANGLE WITH NEAR AND FAR SUBJECT AS GOOD D.O.F. –STRAIGHT LINES CAN BEND DUE TO LENS (CHROMIC ABIRATION) TYPICALLY 8-20MM LENS RANGE 1/60s F4-5 UAE - SLR

7 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP CLOSE UP CLOSE UP –AKA “MACRO” –USE MACRO SETTING ON CAMERA –CAN USE ZOOM TO GET WORKING DISTANCE AS MINIMAL LENS TO SUBJECT DISTANCE –STROBE OR DIVE LIGHT –GOOD FOR STILL LIFE –SHALOW D.O.F. TYPICALLY MM MACRO 1:2 – 2:1 1/200 F10 UAE - SLR

8 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP MID RANGE MID RANGE –TYPICAL FOR FISH AND DIVERS –REMEMBER LENS TO SUBJECT DISTANCE –SPEED OF MOTION –NEED LIGHT UNLESS SHALLOW TYPICALLY 20-55MM 1/125 F4-5 BECKKET PICTURE ? UAE - SLR

9 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP BASIC TIPS BASIC TIPS –GET CLOSE –REMEMBER LIGHT –SHOOT UP –BOUANCY –COMPOSITION UK – POINT AND SHOOT

10 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP GET CLOSE GET CLOSE –KEY CONCEPT –DISTANCE TO SUBJECT = WATER AND PARTICLES BETWEEN YOU AND SUBJECT –THE MORE DISTANCE THE MORE DETRUS THE MORE SNOW RED SEA – POINT AND SHOOT

11 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP REMEMBER LIGHT REMEMBER LIGHT –LIGHT = COLOUR –WELL LIT WITH NO PARTICLES WILL GIVE GOOD RESULTS –USE STROBE OR DIVE LIGHT –USE SHUTTER, APATURE AND ISO SETTING RED SEA – POINT AND SHOOT

12 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP SHOOT UP SHOOT UP –HELP FROM NATURAL LIGHT –THE MORE LIGHT, THE BETTER, THE COLOURS, THE BETTER PHOTO –SUN BURST IS NICE CAN BE DIFICULT TO CONTROL RED SEA – POINT AND SHOOT

13 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP BOUANCY BOUANCY –SLOW SHUTTER = MORE LIGHT = CAMERA SHAKE –EVERYTHING IS MOVING UNDER WATER SO YOU NEED PERFECT BOUYANCY –DON’T STIR SILT, REMEMBER CURRENT –YOU CAN KNEEL / LEAN BUT BE AWARE OF BOTTOM, DO NO HARM –TAKE NOTHING BUT PHOTOGRAPHS, LEAVE NOTHING BUT BUBBLES UAE - SLR

14 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP COMPOSITION TIPS COMPOSITION TIPS –THIRDS –DIAGONALS –THE BOTTOM –ROOM FOR SUBJECT TO MOVE –NEGATIVE SPACE –PHOTO SHOP –YOU CAN ALWAYS BREAK THE RULES RED SEA – POINT AND SHOOT

15 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP RULE OF THIRDS RULE OF THIRDS –KEY POINTS OF PHOTOS ON THIRDS FISH / HEADS / EYES FISH / HEADS / EYES –VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL UAE - SLR

16 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP DIAGONALS DIAGONALS –MUCH MORE PLEASING AND EASIER THAN HORIZONTAL / VERTICAL –LEADING LINES –HELPS COVER BENT LINES FROM VERY WIDE LENS RED SEA – POINT AND SHOOT

17 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP ROOM FOR SUBJECT ROOM FOR SUBJECT –DON’T “RESTRICT” THE SUBJECT. –ALLOW AS IF THE SUBJECT IS ABOUT TO MOVE OFF. –DON’T FRAME / CROP TIGHT ON THE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL. –WORKS WITH RULE OF THIRDS UAE - SLR

18 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP NEGATIVE SPACE NEGATIVE SPACE –CONTROL THE BACKGROUND TO ONLY SHOW THE SUBJECT. –USE SMALL APPATURE TO RESTRICT THE AMOUNT OF NATURAL LIGHT –FLASH ONLY LIGHTS THE SUBJECT UAE - SLR

19 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP THE BOTTOM THE BOTTOM –MAKE SURE THERE IS CLEAR WATER IN THE SHOT. –PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW IT’S UNDERWATER. –FISH ARE CAMOFLAGED DON’T HIDE THE SUBJECT IN THE BOTTOM RED SEA – POINT AND SHOOT

20 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP PHOTOSHOP PHOTOSHOP –PHOTOSHOP CAN ENHACNE AND RE- FRAME PHOTOS –ETHICS DEBATABLE –FOR DIVERS TRY TO AVOID BUBBLES UAE – SLR CROPPED

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22 EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT –COMPACT HOUSED CAMERAS AKA “POINT AND SHOOT” –D-SLR / SLR –EXTRA LIGHT –MAINTAINANCE

23 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP POINT AND SHOOT POINT AND SHOOT –COMPACT HOUSED CAMERAS –LIGHT RESTRICED –FIXED LENS 25-55MM –HARDER TO SET SHUTTER AND APPATURE –SLOW SHUTTER REACTION –SMALL AND HANDY –“CHEAP” –USE TIPS TO MAXIMISE RESULTS

24 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP D-SLR D-SLR –EASY CONTROL OF SHUTTER AND APPATURE –RANGE OF LENSES –USE OF STROBES –EXPENSIVE –LARGE VIDEO CLIP – SELF POTRAITS IMMPOSSIBLE

25 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP EXTRA LIGHT EXTRA LIGHT –NATURAL LIGHT ONLY ABOUT -5M –ADD LIGHT TO BRING COLOR –STROBES AKA “FLASH” –ALSO USE A DIVE LIGHT –POSITONING UAE – POINT AND SHOOT

26 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP STROBE LIGHT POSITON STROBE LIGHT POSITON –MOUNT TO ONE SIDE –MINIMISE SNOW –MAKE SURE YOU DO HIT THE SUBJECT

27 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP MAINTAINANCE MAINTAINANCE –ALWAYS RINSE –CLEAN AND INSPECT ‘o’ RINGS –GREASE ‘o’ RINGS GREASED TO MOVE NOT TO SEAL GREASED TO MOVE NOT TO SEAL MODEL SPECIFIC MODEL SPECIFIC –HUMIDITY SILCA GEL SILCA GEL ASSEMBLE IN A/C ASSEMBLE IN A/C

28 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP TECHY BIT TECHY BIT –SHUTTER SPEED –APPATURE –ISO RATING ITS ALL ABOUT LIGHT APPATURE SHUTTER SPEED

29 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP SHUTTER SPEED SHUTTER SPEED –THE LONGER THE SHUTTER OPEN THE MORE LIGHT –LONGER SHUTTER OPEN THE MORE SHAKE / BLUR –A PROBEM IN WATER DUE TO MOVEMENT A PROBLEM. –STROBE WILL STRUGGLE TO SYNC OVER 1/125. –TOP SIDE RULE IS 1/FOCAL LENGTH –IN WATER TYPICAL 1/200 TO 1/60 Deep DOF Low Light Okay DOF Okay Light Shallow DOF Excess Light

30 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP APPATURE APPATURE –OPENING BEFORE THE SHUTTER THAT ALSO CONTROLS AMOUNT OF LIGHT. –THIS CAUSES THE DEPTH OF FIELD. –HAVE TO BALANCE SHUTTER SPEED AND APPATURE FOR GOOD D.O.F. –f4 = LARGE APPATURE, LARGE HOLE –f16 = SMALL APPATURE, SMALL HOLE –f4 IS TWICE THE SIZE OF f5.6 FOCUSED SHALOW D.O.F. EXACT FOCUS LARGE APPATURE FOCUSED LARGE D.O.F. EXACT FOCUS SMALL APPATURE

31 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP ISO RATING ISO RATING –THIS COMES FROM CHEMICAL FILMS BUT SAME FOR DIGITAL –LOWER THE ISO RATING THE MORE LIGHT NEEDED –HIGER THE ISO LESS LIGHT BUT LESS RESOLUTION

32 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP TYPES OF SHOT TYPES OF SHOT BASIC TIPS BASIC TIPS COMPOSITION ‘RULES’ COMPOSITION ‘RULES’ EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT TECHY BIT TECHY BIT UAE - SLR

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