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Wideangle photography at night dive

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Postby LeaMoser » Tue May 25, 2010 11:52 am

Hello everyone.

Have you ever tried wideangle at a night dive?
I saw some very nice shots like a wreck or manta rays with many divers torches behind.
Look quite atmospheric and mysterious.
I've tried it once at Maldives and I loved it. Unfortunately the results were not so good. I've set up my lamp above from the fisheye domeport and it made many backscatters.
Also it wasn't easy to get a nice shot of torch lights of divers...any tips for the proper camera setting and lamp position?? :roll:


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Postby scottg » Tue May 25, 2010 12:31 pm

hi Lea!

I love wide-angle at night.. in fact, I have an entire article about it: ... ngle-night

let me know if you have further questions about it or want me to add something to the article...

shoot in manual mode; shutter speed will control how the diver's torch light looks, so change shutter speed until the torch looks good

when you say "lamp", do you mean focus light, dive light or strobe?


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Postby LeaMoser » Wed May 26, 2010 11:18 am

Thanks a lot, Scott.
I meant diver's light, which I've set up on the top of the housing and it reflected because of the domeport..
Maybe I will try wideangle once again when I dive in Thistlegorm Wreck at night. :)
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Postby tswinner » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:25 pm

Hi Lea,

I just finished Vol 2 of "Shooters Toolbox" it's all about strobe only exposers.
It features lots of shots from inside shipwrecks with no ambient light.
It should be up on the front page in the next day or so.

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