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  • Introduction, Murray Parkinson

    Posted by Murray on 2024-01-28 at 3:42 pm

    Hello Everyone,

    I recently joined the Underwater Club and am introducing myself. Some of you know me but most of you don’t. In a nutshell I love exploring nature on land, in the ocean, and in space, and love taking photos of anything and everything. My primary motivation for joining this club is to learn more about underwater photography and hopefully gradually raise the standard of my images. So far I have started working my way through the recordings of the monthly seminars and the one I watched first was “Masterclass on Snoot Underwater Photography”. The next day I went and bought a cheap snoot for my Sea & Sea strobe and then used it on a dive the next day. There was definitely an improvement in the quality of the images using a narrower collimated beam. There was less backscatter and less background distraction. So I am chuffed that I have already taken a significant step forward.

    As an example of where my photography is at present, I have attached one of my best wide angle photos I took on a trip to Borneo last year.

    Cheers and thank you all for helping me to learn.

    Murray

    Nicolas replied 1 month ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Nicolas

    Administrator
    2024-01-29 at 10:03 am

    Hi Murray and welcome to The Underwater Club!

    Good to read that you’re already finding ways to enhance your underwater photos. A snoot is definitely the temperate photographer’s best friend. In fact, snooting is a foundational technique, mastering it opens the door to more advanced/creative imagery (backlighting, motion blurs…).

    I also invite you to check the eLearnings in our course map: https://theunderwaterclub.com

    And make use of our photo critique forums, a great way to get feedback and suggestions on your work.

    Until next time!

    Nicolas

    PS: I lke the pano/wreck shot on your profile banner.

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