Cozumel Divers
by: © Terry Chapman
5.3
Overall
Rating
5
General
impression
5
Subject
of photo
5
Composition
& Perspective
7
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
5
Depth
of field
5
Color &
Lighting
5
Focus
General
impression
good start to a possibly interesting image. Please see improvements.
5/10
Subject
of photo
It is a little unclear exactly what the subject is.
5/10
Composition
& perspective
Too far from the subject.
5/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Well done with the exposure for the background
7/10
Depth
of field
Some soft focus could be due to depth of field.
5/10
Color &
Lighting
Background exposure (blue) is good. Too blue subject though. Needs a little more strobe light.
5/10
Focus
Looks a little soft.
5/10
Description
The snapper shadowed us during the entire dive as if it were just another diver.
Technical Details

Nikon D90

Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
ISO: 200
Flash: Mounted
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Andrew Sallmon
20+ Years
United States
Underwater
5 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
You must get closer to the subject underwater. Try to fill at lest 1/4 of the frame with the subject.
2.
Use a higher shutter speed or f-stop to reduce blur on subject. Use the next higher ISO so that you can "stop down" your aperture for additional depth of field or be able to use a higher shutter speed. Shutter speeds for hand holding a camera should be at a minimum equal to or greater than the reciprocal of the focal length. i.e. if using a 17mm lens then you must use at least 1/17th sec. Moving subjects will still blur though. 1/60th sec for moving subjects is a good minimum.
3.
Add strobe light by increasing the strobe power or reducing the opening the aperture. Also, moving closer to the subject will render more strobe light on the subject.
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Andrew Sallmon
Experience: 20+ Years
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