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Processing is an important part of digital photography, you need to spend sufficient time and energy for that. However, processing does not mean the manipulation of the pictures, e.g. Replacing the fish or erasing them, but to blow-up the raw files made in the camera. White balance, contrast, a minimum cutting, sharpening, a few tiny things and our picture is done. The time needed for the process is rarely more than 5 or 8 minutes per picture, if not, then we do something which is not really connected to photography. Try to make the picture on the sensor of the camera, and „draw” what we see on the computer.
Discuss the pictures and the themes after diving, inspire each other and try to work like a team, as our goal is common: to pursue the most beatiful hobby of the world, capture the wonderful underwater world!
Photo: © Selmeczi Dániel

Subal case, Nikon D300, Tokina 10-17, 1/25 sec, f8, ISO 100, 2 x Ikelite DS161
Try to present the usual themes which have been photographed many times in a new way. One of the very simple method to do that is the silhouette. After you took some photos with flash, take such pictures consciously. If you have a DSLR camera, you can put switched off flash on the function button, so you can expose easily without it even in action.
Try to leave behind the usual flash positions, avoid superficial things, the fully exposed pictures in every case. Use sensor flashes and look for themes which can be illuminated from the back. Set your flashes to manual mode as in this case the electronics would make different pictures. Ask for a helper who can hold the flash in position, for exapmle your photographer diver mate.
Photo: © Selmeczi Dániel

Subal case, Nikon D300, Tokina 10-17, 1/3 sec, f13 ISO 100, 2 x Ikelite DS161
I hear many times from divers that the light was not good enough or sufficient in the morning or at the sunset dives. In these cases there is a good oppurtinity to take blurred pictures, you do not even need a special theme. Find a central theme and set your flashes on the maximum, meter the external light, set shutter speed slower than 1/10 and reduce ISO sensitivity if necessary. At the moment of exposure turn the camera around, about 180 degrees. Check out the result, and change settings if needed and try again.
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