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Underwater Photo Contest Entry

Taken by: Charles Bernier

Land's end Cabo, Usind a lumix TS3....No Lens no Strobe.
Land's end Cabo, Usind a lumix TS3....No Lens no Strobe. by Charles Bernier

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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012- (2/18/2012 9:18:00 PM)
Category: Macro - Nudibranchia
location: Sea Of Cortés /Gulf of California Mexico
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message this message is important Dear Charles,

thank for your latest submission to the UWP contest smile

You've requested a critique of your photo. How it works :
I will structure my critique into a few chapters and will list some suggested solutions to problem zones
( if there are any ). My critique will be like 2-3 posts in total, please wait with any answers untill
you see the note "photo critic completed" - thanks smile

As we photo critics do this job as volunteers, a "thank you" is always appreciated
( no "thanks" = no more critiques ).

Photo critiques here at UWP are meant to give a helping hand with
an analytic review & to suggest solutions.
The objective is to see you here as winner one day smile

And here we go ( critique/review starts with the next post ) !

Roland Bach
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message  Photo Critique

First impression
Nice colours

Technical ( score from 1-6, best is 6 )
Exposure : 3, Colours: 4, Sparpness: 4, DOF ( depht of field ) : 4, Contrast : 3

Suggestions :

If you shoot with faster shutter speed and a bit more strobe power you’ll have a better contrast between your subject and the colourful background.

Composition :

Your nudi stay’s good in the frame. I think there was no way to take a deeper camera position.

Suggestions :

Wait till the nudi bring the head in an attractive position. Looks like has lunchtime. In this situation their lift the head every 2 – 3 minutes. This is the right time to shoot.

Roland Bach
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message  Subject :

Colourful nudis like this one are very nice subject’s.

Suggestions :

You took the shot in a typical situation. This is ok, but remember in a competition the judges like to see something different, something special.

Epilogue :
I think it was not the first photo you took underwater. The settings are ok and we can see you think about composition. Just missing the “wow effect”. Looking forward to see your next submit here at UWP.

All the best,



--------Photo Critique completed--------

Roland Bach
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message Thank you very much for your critique.You are right it is not my first picture but it is a new camera ,i am not an experienced photographer and i do lack a bit of equipement (strobe would help like you said) but i do spend a lot of time underwater so hopefully i'll get that wow factor next time.Thanks for the tips very appreciated.

Charles Bernier
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