One of my ongoing projects and interests is dive photography. All the planets have aligned themselves recently, which means that I now have the dive housing for my camera, and the lighting rig I need, with video light and strobe/flash … long story, for another time, maybe I’ll post about my experiences putting it together … all I will say is it’s been a long time coming !
These photos are a test in the swimming pool at night, so that I could get my bearings and test my equipment in a controlled environment. Mainly I wanted to “get the hang of” the lighting, so appealing subjects where secondary on my list. The toy racing car was the first thing that came to hand …
The next test will be in open water with fish, corals etc … just putting the finishing touches to my underwater camera and lighting rig … watch this space !
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20 thoughts on “My First Dive Photos”
Can only imagine the great work will come of this. Looking forward to seeing it here. 🙂
Thanks Kevin, I’m a bit behind on this project, hope to get it back up to speed ASAP, some dive photography would do me the power of good right now !
You’ll get there.
Thanks, fingers crossed 🙂
what camera are you using Don?
It’s a Sony Alpha …
It seems a bit difficult to get the light right. I don’t know anything about photography, weather it’s underwater or over sea level, so I can’t help you, but I wish you the best of luck with your underwater pictures 😉
Lighting is generally key for photography, so yes getting the light right helps, a lot … modern cameras do a lot to compensate for not ideal situations … mainly I just keep on shooting until something works …
yeah, try and error usually helps more than just learning from a book … I experience that time and again when I try to play songs on my double bass which weren’t intended for the instrument
Outside the box is the keys to creativity, your double bass knows this 🙂
I can’t wait to see those pics!
Can’t wait! And smart to test everything out in a poo first!
Helps iron out the creases before going in open water 🙂
so fun. remember to get close!
Will probably do both macro and wide angle depending on conditions …
That is absolutely super, Don.
That’s an interesting hobby, Don.
Thanks Leslie, and yes an extension of my photography