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Postby GilXavier » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:35 am

Hi, my name's Gil Xavier,

Living in Europe, in a country bathed by the cold north Atlantic our waters are teaming with life, even if crystal clear waters are something we can only dream about.

I'll be posting some photographs and i hope to receive some constructive criticism from my fellow divers.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8753283@N06/sets/

My underwater photography apparatus is totally non-professional, a Canon A3300 IS encased in an Ikelite housing, my built in flash is aided by a direct light source.
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Postby Zig » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:03 pm

Hello Gil,

Welcome to the Underwater Photography Guide! I enjoyed your pics. I particularly liked your octopus image IMG_2105, where its eye in the frame follows the "rule of thirds." ---> http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/under ... omposition

You've certainly got an eye for the small critters like nudibranchs (a personal favorite of mine). A macro wet lens would come in handy for filling the frame with those little guys. I've used the Dyron +7 macro lens and liked the results. Check it out here ---> http://www.bluewaterphotostore.com/dyro ... -67mm-lens

Also, here's a helpful link for taking great shots without an external strobe.
http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/great ... ter-photos

Be sure to add your photos to your profile gallery, as we choose a "Member Photo of the Day" and share it with our thousands of facebook and twitter followers!

I hope this information was helpful.

Cheers,
Zig
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