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The story : I made my first trip to Bonaire last year with a Canon Powershot SD 630 I believe..without looking. After figuring out that flash was not really optional and that the subject matter needed to be very close to insure clear pictures, things started going very well. I have some good quality pictures, but after looking at the detail in many others I saw that mine were good, but not of the same quality.
I basically used the "auto" setting and got very close to the subject matter. I've been told that "macro" on such images is the way to go.
I'm in need of a crash course, since I leave for Bonaire in a month and have fallen in love with underwater life and the documentation of it. As a teacher and coach, I don't get many oppotunities (once or twice a year) to make these types of trips.
I've been given general help ...such as, use macro and etc. I'd like more specifics.
Also, I need to know the best way to save battery power. Do i keep it on the entire dive or should I turn it on for each shot? Should I leave it set on macro the entire dive or not..and so on. What about video? Good idea or bad?
I'm really wanting to do well this time and was shocked by how well the pictures turned out last time. But, the coach in me wants that clear and detailed up close pic.
We'll do 25 to thirty dives. I know the more pictures, the more likely to get keepers, but I'd like to limit my bad shots with some help from experienced folks.
Thanks in advance.
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