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Class Shot
Photo: Emanuelle daniisi
Using manual white
balance has really
helped to bring out
the colour of this
photo of the famous
dolphins often
encounted in the Abu
Nuhas area.
Vivid colour Filters
Another useful tool For those cameras
to really enhance that do not have
the richness of your a custom white
colours underwater balance option in
is the Vivid tool, menus, such as
which for those sony or olympus
who have canon or MJu cameras, a red
the Nikon coolpix filter can be added.
cameras is found in These either fit
the function menu. on the port of the
other cameras camera’s housing, or
may also have this in the case of Magic
Forgetting to recalibrate your white
tool, but it is also Filters, are easily cut
balance every 5 minutes can result
called saturation. to size to fit inside
in pink subjects and also remember
Those with Nikons the housing. Again,
to keep your flash switched off,
have an extra these are best used
Vivid option on with lots of ambient
otherwise you will end up with even
their cameras. light – always
extra pink subjects
This is especially remember to shoot
useful when with the sun behind
Using the Exposure Compensation
photographing the you for the best results.
beautiful reefs and
Mode when taking a picture with
Video
coral overhangs
manual white balance has helped to
Finally, don’t forget that either filters or custom white balance can
throughout the
enrich the colours of the coral and
be used with the Video option on your compact to help replace
red sea and helps
the colours that are lost underwater. Videos are a fantastic way of
also to make the blue background
to make the blues
capturing superb diving memories and sharing them with your
darker.
really rich and
friends and family.
deep.
Whichever option you decide, always remember to get as close as
possible to your subject and always remember to protect the reef
Exposure
habitat around you. don’t forget to drop me an email if you have any
using the Exposure compensation feature (+/-) on your camera can
questions. Wish you all happy and safe snapping.
also help to darken the blue background of a reef or wreck scene.
After setting your camera’s white balance, simply use the minus
setting and you will automatically see a richer blue colour. This can
Maria runs tailor-made underwater Photography Trips for digital
also be really useful when photographing the beautiful sunrises or
compact cameras for all levels in Nuweiba, Egypt with Emperor
sunsets that Egypt is so famous for as it makes the orange or pink
divers. Find out more: www.oceanvisions.co.uk
hues much more vivid.
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