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Offline Papio3

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Getting into the U/W Photo World
« on: October 04, 2016, 10:36:09 AM »
     Dive buddy Dan and myself decided to check out Otter cove on Sunday, The purpose? To test out my camera setup I've had sitting around for days but never put to use. I've previously done a lot of wedding and commercial photography so I have a bit of photography gear laying around and wanted to put it to use.

     My main focus in this dive session was to focus on editorial type of photography, where a magazine can take some of these shots, add a story, and market the products in those photos. Being a Hawaii diver who moved to Nor Cal I know we dive in some of the most adverse and harsh environments so I wanted to capturing the essences of Northern California spearfishing, Cold, dull Visibility, Kelp hunting, Low light conditions.

    Conditions were flat as always at Otter Cove, Viz started great around 20 ft with the incoming to slack tide but as the tide started swinging Viz it closed down to around 7-10 feet.

    A lot of you on NCUH are on Instagram so I'm sure some of you have seen these shots but I'll put up more As I go.

   Instagram: @waterworld_JC



   







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Offline Malibu_Two

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2016, 06:39:41 PM »
Nice shots Jae!
What camera are you using?

Offline Papio3

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2016, 07:15:46 PM »
Nice shots Jae!
What camera are you using?

Sup Andrew,

 iphone7, want to borrow?

Offline capo

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2016, 07:24:57 PM »
 Very nice.

Offline Malibu_Two

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2016, 08:10:08 PM »
Nice shots Jae!
What camera are you using?

Sup Andrew,

 iphone7, want to borrow?

Seriously? I need to get one!

Offline Papio3

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2016, 09:45:24 PM »
Nice shots Jae!
What camera are you using?

Sup Andrew,



 iphone7, want to borrow?

Seriously? I need to get one!


Hahaha, Canon 5D mark IV

Offline Duckfoot

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2016, 09:53:46 PM »
5D IV?  Really?  Lens?  In what housing?
Nice shots!
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.  –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Offline Papio3

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2016, 10:02:18 PM »
5D IV?  Really?  Lens?  In what housing?
Nice shots!

Ikelite housing, 15Mm F2.8 fisheye. There's newer and faster lenses out there but I like the fact that I can shoot at F2.8 without upping my ISO too much for low light Nor Cal settings.

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2016, 08:13:40 AM »
I love the first two shots, those would look great on a wall.
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. -Orwell

Offline Papio3

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2016, 09:39:25 AM »
I love the first two shots, those would look great on a wall.

Thanks John, Considering #2 myself.

Offline Yowlie

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2016, 09:48:11 AM »
sweet shots. 

Offline Papio3

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2016, 10:31:52 AM »




Shhhh.... be very quite......

Offline Duckfoot

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2016, 11:15:58 AM »
5D IV?  Really?  Lens?  In what housing?
Nice shots!

Ikelite housing, 15Mm F2.8 fisheye. There's newer and faster lenses out there but I like the fact that I can shoot at F2.8 without upping my ISO too much for low light Nor Cal settings.

Sounds close to the same setup I have -- 5D II in an Aquatica housing - Sigma 15mm 2.8 fisheye with a Kenko 1.4x.

5D IV...  not jealous. Nope, not even a little.
That's right - ZERO! - Frickin! - Jealousy!
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.  –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2016, 11:56:17 AM »
I'm better now.
What were your settings on those shots?
Have you done any video? I hear the 5D IV is pretty amazing for vids.
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.  –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Re: Getting into the U/W Photo World
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2016, 12:03:58 PM »
I'm better now.
What were your settings on those shots?
Have you done any video? I hear the 5D IV is pretty amazing for vids.


Hahaha, it does takes nice video but I haven't shot video underwater since I'm focused on stills. 1/125 F2.8 ISO 100

 

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