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Free photo advice trips are on their way from UK tour operator, Diverse Travel. Emperor Divers Red Sea and Emperor Maldives have put together four sailings where free photo advice will be the order of the day with photo pro, Jordi Chias. “These trips are for everyday people with everyday cameras,” explains Jim Yanny, Managing Director, Diverse Travel. “They’re ideal for guests who have little or no photography experience.” It’s not a seminar or workshop so guests can ask questions and get hints and tips in relaxed surroundings with Jordi, who will be sharing his experience in a friendly and…

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Introducing The AQUATICA AGH5 Underwater Housing #35000 For the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera. The Aquatica AGH5 housing is built with high quality materials and craftsmanship. Building up on the initial Aquatica GH4, the GH5 version has improved ergonomics, a versatile port system, a rugged yet compact design About the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 3MP Digital Live MOS sensor 4K Video Capture 5-Axis In Body Image Stabilization 76 x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder Durable Magnesium Alloy Body 12 FPS Continuous shooting Built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 2” LCD monitor Self-aligning controls Another great improvement over our previous housing is…

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These trips are ideal for people with little or no photography experience. Emperor Divers is offering free advice from photo pro, Jordi Chias, on both Red Sea and Maldives selected sailings. “This is a free, value-added service from the team at Emperor to anyone who wants to ask questions and get hints and tips in relaxed surroundings. It’s not a seminar or workshop so no competitiveness required,” explains Luke Atkinson, Emperor Divers’ General Manager. The trips follow Emperor’s successful free photo advice trips last year and welcome highly acclaimed photographer, Jordi Chias, who will once again be sharing his experience…

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A Snoot is simply a device that attaches to the end of a strobe to narrow the beam angle from the light source. Its purpose is to provide a photographer with more control over the illumination of the subject. There are companies that make snoots to be used with a number of different strobes on the market. However, snoots can be made very inexpensively from a variety of household items. They can be constructed very easily from a number of items that you can find at the hardware store or local grocery. My favorite snoot is simply a plastic funnel…

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In underwater photography, black backgrounds are a great way to emphasize and highlight your subject. This can sometimes be a frustrating and challenging task, but you can simplify the process by following a few basic steps. Spend a little time setting up your shot, preset manual exposure controls and experiment with camera and strobe angles and lighting to get the results you want. The isolation of subjects against a black background is used primarily for macro photography, but it can also be used for larger subjects.  First, select a subject that has mostly water in the background. Try to find…

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White Balance – Colour correction, part 1. This is a topic I have constantly been putting off, as there are so many different aspects to it, but it has to be addressed, as it is so fundamental to getting good underwater images.  Lets face it which image would you prefer? There are three ways to tackle the problem of the different colour effect produced by taking your pictures underwater.  The first is to use strobes or your built in flash.  This will only work at quite close distance, maximum of 2m with external powerful strobes.  Brilliant for close up macro…

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