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UNDERWATER 2019-08-14T13:15:07+01:00

Project Description

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UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY – DAHAB, EGYPT

Underwater Photography Guide for Advanced Photographers  

  • Equipment set-up: assembly and configuration of UWP equipment. Greasing O-rings and checking for any hair, sand or foreign objects. Strobe positioning (macro & wide-angle). 
  • Theory of photography and underwater photography: Composition: Rule of thirds. 
  • Wide-angle: lens facing up to capture the reflection of the surface + detail of clouds etc, think about composition of frame (don’t get close like macro), strobe intensity (less power on strobe closest to subject) rule of thirds, subject coming into the frame, get light into divers mask. Strobe positioning (far apart, level with bottom of lens) 
  • Macro: Rule of thirds, subject coming into the frame, get close then get even closer, frame cropping (However, be aware of environmental considerations – don’t stress fish, equipment not hanging/dragging), focus on eyes, 2 eyes, natural/fish interactions. Strobe positioning (close to lens, mini studio) 
  • Silhouettes: Ambient lighting, composition, rule of thirds, subject coming into the frame 
  • Split-surface: Keep strobes below the surface, wide-angle lens at surface pointing slightly up  
  • Post-production – Adobe Lightroom: Import, flag or rate (star), DON’T OVER-DO EDITING, MUST LOOK NATURAL!  

– Wide angle versus macro photography  

– set up, lighting, strobe positioning  

Colours underwater versus postproduction / developing  

– Developing own style of UWP  

– Special shoots: Silhouettes, split shots  

This workshop is meant for those, who already mastered their cameras on land, and having some experience with shooting underwater as well.  

We learn how to use the natural ambient light and how to shoot with and without strobes, how to master the strobe positioning and how close come to the shooting objects.  

We learn on slow objects and corals and move to the lesson how to work with the model, moving objects.  

We study structure of the corals and fish behavior.  

We try master the silhouettes and split shots, all with attention to the proper lighting, composition and framing possibilities.  

Mornings we spend in the water diving and – except of the sunset and night dives – afternoons and evening we discuss what pictures to pick for developing.  

We try to work on own style of shooting, and we learn how to edit photos in Photoshop LIghtroom.