AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY - CONTENT

 

MODULE ONE – DIGITAL ESSENTIALS

 1/1 DIGITAL EVOLUTION - 8

UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC LANGUAGE

1/2 – TYPES OF DIGITAL CAMERA  - 16

1/3 USING AN UNDERWATER HOUSING - 18

UNDERSTANDING EXPOSURE,

GETTING TO KNOW SHOOTING MODES

UNDERSTANDING AND SETTING WHITE BALANCE,

UNDERSTANDING AND SETTING FLASH MODES

SETTING RESOLUTION AND IMAGE QUALITY

1/4 THE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER – BACK UP - 32

1/5 MAINTENANCE – BASIC CARE AND HANDLING EMERGENCIES -35

FOGGING PROBLEMS

FLOODED HOUSING

POST-DIVE TRIP CARE

FIELD MAINTENANCE ESSENTIALS

 

MODULE TWO – SHOOTING DIGITAL UNDERWATER

 2 / 1 SEEING COLOUR & LIGHT UNDERWATER - 42

COLOUR AND LIGHT UNDERWATER

SEEING THE LIGHT – NATURALLY

2/2 USE OF ALTERNATE LIGHT SOURCES - 46

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STROBES

DEEPER INTO STROBES

DEDICATED SYNC CORD

2/3 STROBE ORIENTATION AND POSITIONING - 50

UNDERSTANDING BACKSCATTER

DIFFUSERS

2/4 PLAYING WITH LIGHT  - 54

APPRECIATING UNDEREXPOSED IMAGES:

BALANCING STROBE & NATURAL LIGHT

CLOSE FOCUS WIDE ANGLE (CFWA) BALANCED LIGHT

MACRO WITH AN EXTERNAL FLASH

REMBRANDT TECHNIQUE – SINGLE DIRECTIONAL LIGHT SOURCE

IS ONE STROBE OR TWO BETTER?

 

 

MODULE THREE – THE ART OF UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY

 3/1 THE AESTHETICS OF  COMPOSITION - 68

AWISM TO COMPOSITION

3/2 – TYPES OF COMPOSITION - 71

SHOOTING MACRO WITH PROSUMER CAMERAS

SHOOTING MACRO WITH DSLR

WIDE-ANGLE ESSENTIALS EXPOSURE

 

3/3 – THE ART OF COMPOSITION - 76

ORIENTATION

THE RULE OF THIRDS:

PRINCIPLES OF FOREGROUND AND NEGATIVE SPACE

BREATHING SPACE - NOSEROOM AND HEADROOM:

COMPLETENESS OF SUBJECT

DIRECTIONAL LINES

DIRECTIONAL RULES

ONE EYE, TWO EYES

THIRD ELEMENT - DIVERS

 

MODULE FOUR – THE DIGITAL DARKROOM

 4/1 PICTURE MANAGEMENT – 86

THE DIGITAL DARKROOM

ETHICS IN DIGITAL MANIPULATION – ACCEPTABLE STANDARDS

CALIBRATING MONITORS

4/2 – HOW TO PROCESS DIGITAL IMAGES WITH PHOTOSHOP? -92

CROPPING AND ROTATING PICTURES

CORRECTING EXPOSURE AND COLOUR - QUICK FIX

ADVANCED FIXES

UNDERSTANDING THE HISTOGRAM

‘ADJUSTMENT LAYERS’ IN PHOTOSHOP

QUICK FIX CURVE

SHARPENING PICTURES - SHARPEN LAST

4/3 PRINTING DIGITAL PICTURES

4/4 MANAGING IMAGE INFORMATION, PRESERVING COPYRIGHTS- 106

 

MODULE 5 – BEYOND THE BASIC

5/1 TOP TEN CLASSIC MASTERPIECES TO EMULATE-  108

5/2 FAST TRACK THE LEARNING CURVE - 120

PHOTO COMPETITIONS

PHOTO SHOOT-OUT EVENTS & COMPETITIONS

KNOWLEDGE REVIEW MODULE 1

KNOWLEDGE REVIEW  MODULE 2

KNOWLEDGE REVIEW  MODULE 3

KNOWLEDGE REVIEW MODULE 4

5/3 INDEX  - 124