Underwater photo tip: higher shutter speed!

posted on 8th of september, 2009

© Ligio (Help)
This august I was in Red Sea and I did an early morning dive in the bay near the resort.
With my Canon G9 digital camera and flash YS27DX I had a lot of troubles because of low shutter speed. So I tried to use high ISO values (more than 400 ISO) but I noticed that noise was really a lot!
© Ligio (Help)

© Ligio (Help)
So I had the idea: fix 200 ISO and start to underexpose (1 or 2 stop) and compense the low light with more flash power! In this way I had higher shutter speed and darker background with the result of a more tridimensionality in pictures.
© Ligio (Help)

© Ligio (Help)
I hope this tip can help some underwater digital photographer!

Comments (5)

Posted by Marilyngould on September 08, 2009
Such a beautiful world under the waves, well done, good luck!
Posted by Mani33 on September 08, 2009
Nice :) Good luck with them. Cheers ;)
Posted by Arcobaleno on September 08, 2009
Great photos. Compliments!!
Posted by Littledesire on September 08, 2009
You've made nice shots! Congrats!
Posted by Creativei on September 08, 2009
ummm nice advice, might be helpful for others not be coz dive along I cant even swim. :-)0 But the images are really great.

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