Underwater photo tip: higher shutter speed!

© Ligio ( Help)
This august I was in Red Sea and I did an early morning dive in the bay near the resort.

With my Canon G9 digital camera and flash YS27DX I had a lot of troubles because of low shutter speed. So I tried to use high ISO values (more than 400 ISO) but I noticed that noise was really a lot!

© Ligio ( Help)

© Ligio ( Help)
So I had the idea: fix 200 ISO and start to underexpose (1 or 2 stop) and compense the low light with more flash power! In this way I had higher shutter speed and darker background with the result of a more tridimensionality in pictures.
© Ligio ( Help)

© Ligio ( Help)
I hope this tip can help some underwater digital photographer!

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September 08, 2009

Marilyngould

Such a beautiful world under the waves, well done, good luck!

September 08, 2009

Mani33

Nice :) Good luck with them. Cheers ;)

September 08, 2009

Arcobaleno

Great photos. Compliments!!

September 08, 2009

Littledesire

You've made nice shots! Congrats!

September 08, 2009

Creativei

ummm nice advice, might be helpful for others not be coz dive along I cant even swim. :-)0 But the images are really great.

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