Engbretson Underwater Photography: Photographing Native Fish in Freshwater Lakes: Overcoming the Obstacles – Underwater Photography Article

Engbretson Underwater Photography: Photographing Native Fish in Freshwater Lakes: Overcoming the Obstacles I’m often asked what the biggest challenge is to taking underwater fish pictures.  Well, there are quite a few obstacles and many things that have to be right to be able to get a good picture.  First, the water has to be clear, which is actually a greater challenge than you might think.  Freshwater lakes are typically pretty crummy so finding lakes that have the necessary clarity is…

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Backscatter Prevention | Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Backscatter Prevention | Waterdog Photography We, as underwater photographers, talk about backscatter all the time. But mostly we talk about how to remove it from our photos when we are processing them in Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. I have spent countless hours on the labor intensive chore of removing those annoying specks and I have spent a great deal of time studying different removal methods. Recently, I listened to a friend give a Facebook live video on methods to prevent…

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Featured Photographer Henley Spiers | Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Featured Photographer Henley Spiers | Waterdog Photography Every underwater photographer aspires to develop a style that sets them apart from everyone else. Some incorporate interesting techniques into their bag of tricks while others look for ways to shoot a subject that is unique. Henley Spiers is one of those forward-thinking individuals that is able to combine his skills to produce some truly breathtaking images. Hailing from London, England, this half-French half-Brit has spent years living abroad only to return recently…

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Random Thoughts on Post-Processing | Waterdog Photography – Underwater Photography Article

Random Thoughts on Post-Processing | Waterdog Photography Sometimes we have an image that needs just a little punch to give it that edge we are looking for. Maybe it needs a punch to color, or sharpness, or maybe it needs a complete tonal makeover. Here I have compiled a few of my favorite tips for finishing an image. Quick Color Adjustments in Lightroom Occasionally I have an image that just doesn’t have the color saturation that I want. Usually, this…

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Create an Ocean in Motion in Photos – Underwater Photography Article

Create an Ocean in Motion in Photos Making photographs underwater can be a challenge for any scuba diver, and when you realize that the environment is always moving, capturing a clear image seems nearly impossible. Most of the time, we do our best to get the image we want by holding as still as we can and relying on our camera settings to “freeze” the action. But sometimes it is more fun and more creative to show the movement of…

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Engbretson Underwater Photography: Mastering the Close-Up Fish Portrait: How It’s Done – Underwater Photography Article

Engbretson Underwater Photography: Mastering the Close-Up Fish Portrait: How It’s Done Engbretson Underwater Photography: Mastering the Close-Up Fish Portrait: How It’s Done skip to main | skip to sidebar News From Behind the Scenes at Engbretson Underwater Photo and Stories about the Freshwater Environments We Visit. Mastering the Close-Up Fish Portrait: How It’s Done The number one mistake novice underwater photographers make is failing to get close enough to their subjects. Since freshwater fish are relatively small, you have to…

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The Best Angle To Photograph Fish – Underwater Photography Article

The Best Angle To Photograph Fish Engbretson Underwater Photography: Working with Fish Models: The Best Angle To Photograph Fish skip to main | skip to sidebar News From Behind the Scenes at Engbretson Underwater Photo and Stories about the Freshwater Environments We Visit. Working with Fish Models: The Best Angle To Photograph Fish Recently, a friend of mine commented on my photography: “I can always spot your fish images when I see them in magazines…”, he said. “It’s because you…

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Take Better Night Sky Photos with Image Stacking – Photography Article

NIKON Z 6 + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @ 17.5mm, ISO 6400, 10 seconds, f/4.0, 14-image stack The night sky is one of the most alluring subjects for landscape photographers. It’s also one of the most frustrating. If you’ve ever tried to do star photography, you’ve probably run into all sorts of issues: blurred stars, high ISO noise, and shallow depth of field. What can you do about it? One answer is often overlooked, but surprisingly helpful and easy…

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8 Zoo Photography Tips – Photography Article

I photographed this bird from 3 different angles. This perspective is the only one that hides the fact that the bird’s leg is tagged.  X-T3 + XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR @ 140mm, ISO 3200, 1/3500, f/2.8 Today we’re going to look at eight useful tips for photographing animals at the zoo. The first question we need to answer when it comes to zoo photography is probably “why would I want to photograph at the zoo?” Zoo photography tends to…

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20 Tips for Bird Photography – Photography Article

In this article, 20 Tips for Bird Photography, I have penned down what matters most to me for photographing birds in the field. Nasim & Elizabeth already have great articles on the most common tips. So, the thoughts below are simply a way to gather the most useful tips I’ve found, as well as common mistakes a lot of bird photographers make at first. 1. Understand your subject I have put this as the first above all else. This is…

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