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Create Good Pre-Dive Habits To Help Make Great Photographs

Create Good Pre-Dive Habits To Help Make Great Photographs

Hi Vivid-Pixers,

In all of my previous blogs I have written about techniques involving things you want to consider or do during a dive. This blog is a bit different in that I will be discussing some things that you will want to do before your dives as you prepare and assemble your camera system.

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I'm pleased to see the seas

I'm pleased to see the seas

This is so cool...

Pardon me for the dated use of “cool.”  I don’t have a better way to express what I feel. 

I live in upstate New York, USA.  No, not skyscrapers and concrete...this is primarily farm country.  Think apples and dairy cows.  And I actually enjoy living on what many people would consider the frozen tundra.  As my daughter says, “The cold does not seem to affect you the way it does most people.”  Yes.  This is one of the positive attributes of Swedish and German heritage.

Heritage aside, it is absolutely great that I receive images from all over the world.  Since I am responsible for the support of our Vivid-Pix software programs, I often have the chance to receive imagery captured by people on dive expeditions all over the globe.  I can’t tell you how great this is.  Don’t stop.

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Turning a small subject into a dramatic photo

Turning a small subject into a dramatic photo

Have you ever wondered how people find these huge red finger sponges on the same dive where you saw only little ones? The answer is that these ARE the little ones you saw but photographed very close with an extremely wide-angle lens that includes everything within a 180º diagonal area. That means that you can stand very close to your 8 foot wall at home and get the entire wall from floor to ceiling in your photo from just a few inches away.

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