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Old 05-14-2016, 07:13 AM   #2421
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Just put together a new underwater set. Sony RX-100 II with Nauticam housing, wide angle and macro wet lenses, 2 strobes, etc. Still in awe how much smaller it is compared to my last set: Subal with 5D2.
Can't wait to get it wet. Unfortunately our first dive trip since getting the ok from my ENT won't be until September. But it'll be for the whole month!
I'll have to play in the pool until then.
Any other UW photographers here?
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Old 05-14-2016, 08:17 AM   #2422
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Old 05-14-2016, 08:21 AM   #2423
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:29 AM   #2424
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Just put together a new underwater set. Sony RX-100 II with Nauticam housing, wide angle and macro wet lenses, 2 strobes, etc. Still in awe how much smaller it is compared to my last set: Subal with 5D2.
Can't wait to get it wet. Unfortunately our first dive trip since getting the ok from my ENT won't be until September. But it'll be for the whole month!
I'll have to play in the pool until then.
Any other UW photographers here?

Not a real UW photographer, but I have done some GoPro stuff underwater. I also have a Sony RX-100. I didn't know they could be used underwater.


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On the first two staples shots the aperture was f/9.0 Later on I closed it down to f/32 for more depth of field and that shows in the popcorn shots too.

I love that Nikon TTL flash system and use it a lot. You can put shutter and aperture on manual and the flash system will follow along as far as it can. If you want more or less light you can set it for +/- three stops at the flash controls and another three via the camera.
the nikon system is actually 2 exposure sytems in ttl .

flashes and camera are totally separate so you can control the background with the camera settings and use the flashes built in exposure system to expose the subject separately .

or in balanced mode the flash and camera communicate and work together to bring the subject up in brightness to match the background . works well when you have a back lite subject .

for macro i use only ttl . i set the camera up first for the back ground brightness i want in manual . then turn on flashes and set the flash exposure for the subject .





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or in balanced mode the flash and camera communicate and work together to bring the subject up in brightness to match the background . works well when you have a back lite subject.
Exactly. I shoot a lot at family gatherings and for inside photos I'll set the camera on manual and the exposure for the outside lighting. Set the SB-900s for TTL and they will match the brightness of outside. This way the windows are not blown out or too dark. When I'm able to set it up right (can't always find a good spot for the strobes) it isn't clear whether any artificial lighting was used at all. I don't set up umbrellas or anything like that for family gatherings, it just takes up too much room and would be a distraction.

Family has noticed that my photos are more clear and sharper than theirs. Part of that is that only two others have DSL cameras and the rest use cell phone cameras, which I loathe. The other part is get the flash off the camera (Duh!) and stop down to f/8 or better if I have the light to do that. With rare exceptions the only time the flash is on the camera is for macro.
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Nice job!
Thanks Ron. Street photography is harder than it looks. It doesn't come naturally to me. On the odd occasion I get something that even halfway works, I'm happy.
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Exactly. I shoot a lot at family gatherings and for inside photos I'll set the camera on manual and the exposure for the outside lighting. Set the SB-900s for TTL and they will match the brightness of outside. This way the windows are not blown out or too dark. When I'm able to set it up right (can't always find a good spot for the strobes) it isn't clear whether any artificial lighting was used at all. I don't set up umbrellas or anything like that for family gatherings, it just takes up too much room and would be a distraction.

Family has noticed that my photos are more clear and sharper than theirs. Part of that is that only two others have DSL cameras and the rest use cell phone cameras, which I loathe. The other part is get the flash off the camera (Duh!) and stop down to f/8 or better if I have the light to do that. With rare exceptions the only time the flash is on the camera is for macro.
i find the nikon flash system very easy to use , just because in ttl there is little interaction between the camera and the flash . they are as close to using 2 separate exposure systems as you you can get .

great tutorial on the nikon system here .

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Our campsite in southern utah, just this past weekend. Taken with my new Sony AR7II. (1/25 sec, F2, ISO 6200)

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An understatement. Thumbs up for (what I should have said) a job well done.
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i love shooting street photography .most of the time my wife and i use a pair of fuji x100s cameras instead of our nikon gear .

the fuji's have quite a few features our dslr's don't that make them ideal for street photography .

i find the fastest mode for us is manual for street photography .

i set a decent depth of field like f8 or so and pick a comfortable speed for moving people like 1/125 or 1/250 and then just let auto iso expose the scene .

coney island is a great place for street shots . these were done with the nikon gear .







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these are the fuji x100s cameras .

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Was in Fez, Morocco a few years ago. They do not want their pictures taken. So I put on my 17-40 lens and had my camera hanging from my neck. Preset the f-stop and focus and got some great shots of the locals without them aware.
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I get wiggy taking photos of strangers, so my idea of street photography is this:



Taken through the plexiglass floor of the "Ledge" 103 floors up in Willis Tower, Chicago
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Taken through the plexiglass floor of the "Ledge" 103 floors up in Willis Tower, Chicago
I'm glad you told us this, because I was getting wiggy just looking at that view! Cool photo.
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I do agree on the discomfort involved with taking pictures of strangers in public. If it's a big gathering, I can often "melt" into the crowd and almost feel invisible. Likewise, if it's some kind of event or protest, where many people welcome the attention, taking pictures is a lot easier. Both of these photos though, taken recently, involved some level of discomfort, due to the direct eye contact with the camera.

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