Advice about the best position for UW photography subjects ?

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Postby amrala » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:10 am

Hello everybody !!!

I want to ask ur advice regarding the best position for UW subjects , attaching some shots i took but someone i knew before he said that i made a mistake during the shot , he said that my mistake is " the subject is centered in the frame and it must be in the corner not in the center"

I would really appreciate ur advices

IMG_8654_1.jpg info:
Macro:on
1/80s
F/8
ISO200
AWB, EXP -1
Flash:on

IMG_8692_1.jpg info:
Macro:on
1/60s
F/5.6
ISO100
AWB, EXP -1
Flash:on

cheers
Amr
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Postby smb2 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:52 pm

Well your technique looks good; lighting, focus etc. So the next logical thing is to start thinking about composition. Everybody talks about the "rule of thirds" when placing your main subject in the photo. It is reasonable way to start thinking about your shot but does not have to be held to all the time.
On your first shot it looks like you are shooting down on the subject. I think it might be more dramatic if you could come from the side of the Starfish and have the tube feet coming at the viewer along with the color of the spines. A little harder to get that position on the bottom.
The second shot you are on macro but maybe you could have gotten closer to include just one "S" curve of the egg mass. Again isolating a single portion of the macro subject.
Keep it up and sent some more images!
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Postby scottg » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:04 pm

hi Amr

Lighting, focus, color look great.

But imho you really need to work on composition. But it's not always easy to teach.

I'd maybe start looking at these pages
http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/under ... -beginners
http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/under ... omposition

Also try diving with other photographers so you can see the type of shots they take.

Scott Gietler Owner/Editor, Underwater Photography Guide & Bluewater Photo http://www.uwphotographyguide.com http://www.bluewaterphotostore.com

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