Underwater Photography    Challenges and        Rewards   By Jim Kelly-Evans
Challenges for the underwater           photographer• 1. The underwater environment: moisture;  current, shy, difficult to...
Photographic Techniques To   Render Full Color Underwater• 1. Underwater Strobe or flash. Problems: bulky  equipment, back...
Color At Depth Comparison• Left: no color correction• Right: computer color correction
Sea Creatures Of St. Barths    A look at some of the marine  inhabitants of the coral reefs of           St. Barthelemy
A view ofSt. Barthelemy
Gustavia Harbor
Map showing the five MarineParks of St. Barthelemy
Scuba diving boats of Big Blue
Divemaster John Sorvetto of Big Blue
Blue Tang, wrasses, hard and soft corals
Trunkfish
Banded Butterfly Fish
Four-Eyed Butterfly Fish, hard and soft corals
Blue tang, Four-eyed Butterfly fish
Parrotfish
French Angelfish
A Pair of Angelfish
Two Triggerfish
Queen Angelfish and Featherduster Worm
Shark and friend
The Wreck of the Marignan
Marignan casualty
Sea turtle on the Marignan wreck
Grey Angelfish
Fairy Basslet
Flamingo Tongue
Grouper
Ray
Triggerfish
Barracuda
Spiny Lobster
Diver (Jim) near the Marignan
Celebrating another greatday of divingon St. Barths!
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This is a presentation that looks at some of the technical problems faced by the underwater photographer followed by a series of photographs taken while scuba diving in St. Barthelemy in March 2013.

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Underwater Photography: Challenges and Rewards

  1. 1. Underwater Photography Challenges and Rewards By Jim Kelly-Evans
  2. 2. Challenges for the underwater photographer• 1. The underwater environment: moisture; current, shy, difficult to find, and mobile subjects; visibility.• 2. scuba diving safety: pressure equalization, depth, time, ascent rate, air supply, and your buddy(s).• 3. Light at depth – how to photograph a blue-green world.
  3. 3. Photographic Techniques To Render Full Color Underwater• 1. Underwater Strobe or flash. Problems: bulky equipment, backscatter, range.• 2. Ambient light camera settings compensation. Problem: tough to get it right as depth and distance to subject change.• 3. Home computer editing and color correction.
  4. 4. Color At Depth Comparison• Left: no color correction• Right: computer color correction
  5. 5. Sea Creatures Of St. Barths A look at some of the marine inhabitants of the coral reefs of St. Barthelemy
  6. 6. A view ofSt. Barthelemy
  7. 7. Gustavia Harbor
  8. 8. Map showing the five MarineParks of St. Barthelemy
  9. 9. Scuba diving boats of Big Blue
  10. 10. Divemaster John Sorvetto of Big Blue
  11. 11. Blue Tang, wrasses, hard and soft corals
  12. 12. Trunkfish
  13. 13. Banded Butterfly Fish
  14. 14. Four-Eyed Butterfly Fish, hard and soft corals
  15. 15. Blue tang, Four-eyed Butterfly fish
  16. 16. Parrotfish
  17. 17. French Angelfish
  18. 18. A Pair of Angelfish
  19. 19. Two Triggerfish
  20. 20. Queen Angelfish and Featherduster Worm
  21. 21. Shark and friend
  22. 22. The Wreck of the Marignan
  23. 23. Marignan casualty
  24. 24. Sea turtle on the Marignan wreck
  25. 25. Grey Angelfish
  26. 26. Fairy Basslet
  27. 27. Flamingo Tongue
  28. 28. Grouper
  29. 29. Ray
  30. 30. Triggerfish
  31. 31. Barracuda
  32. 32. Spiny Lobster
  33. 33. Diver (Jim) near the Marignan
  34. 34. Celebrating another greatday of divingon St. Barths!

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