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Postby scottg » Mon May 17, 2010 11:16 pm

I don't shoot enough of verticals. Todd does it alot, and his wide-angle underwater photography results show it.

I do shoot some verticals (but I have only 4 in my flickr stream), but today I tried shooting more. It's a little harder to light the photo but I was quite pleased with the results and hope some of you try it also.

I'll post my results tomorrow.

Is anyone else guilty of not shooting enough of verticals? (portrait style photos)

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Postby bvanant » Tue May 18, 2010 8:52 am

I think almost no one (except Todd maybe) shoots enough verticals. One problem is that most of us now have computer monitors that are 16:9 widescreen monitors so we naturally tend to crop and think of pictures in that mode. Video guys never even think that way but for me, a well done portrait mode is always welcome.
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Postby James » Wed May 19, 2010 7:10 am

I try to shoot verticals but never seem to much but the few I do are usually the photos I like best. I have to re-adjust my strobes and then back again, that is my excuse for not doing more. I do like verticals.

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Postby tswinner » Wed May 19, 2010 3:31 pm

Just the opposite for me. I don't shoot enough horizontals.
Not even sure my camera works in that position. :D

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Postby scottg » Wed May 19, 2010 3:38 pm

James wrote:I try to shoot verticals but never seem to much but the few I do are usually the photos I like best. I have to re-adjust my strobes and then back again, that is my excuse for not doing more. I do like verticals.

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hey James - funny you mention strobe adjustment. We'll be talking about that more very soon. Having easily-adjustable strobes is a key part of underwater photography and with the right equipment will be. Unfortunately, in the majority of compact-camera setup's I've tried that is not the case.

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Postby James » Thu May 20, 2010 7:13 am

I think one problem with "compact" users is that we try and keep the rig, well, compact, imagine that! :shock: So in doing so we might have but a single strobe or if dual strobes use but a single arm on each strobe which makes swinging them into position for a vertical shot difficult or at least a bit limited to get them far enough away from the camera and behind the port not to see flare in the dome.

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