More learning from the underwater shooting! Such a difficult process to get the images that I want. Thanks to Ivy K! for coming out and helping me out underwater, she did wonderful bringing golf clubs and pink hand wraps. My niece helped out by standing on my shoulders to keep me submerged, need to pick up a weight belt. This discussion will get a little technical going forward, but more pictures too!
One of the aspects of shooting underwater is the lack of red. Red is the color that gets lost the quickest in water, so white balance shift is somewhere in the plus 60 units of shift into red. Usually red/green shifts are in single digit range. This brings back the skin to normal tones.
The second big aspect is that everything appears 25% closer to you in water than in air. The next picture will demonstrate this nicely.
One issue that I am still having trouble with is the amount of chromatic aberrations I am seeing in underwater shots that I didn’t see in air shots. Red/Yellow fringing especially. The shots from today were very much stopped down with the apertures fallling in the f5.6 to f11 range and my zoom at 22mm on the 16-35 L. According to lens test this should yield the best results but they are still tough to correct for in post. If you have any suggestions I would like to know.
That is all for today, we should have some more coming up soon.
Josh loves a good adventure and some of his favorite wedding and engagement shoots have involved “getting crazy” or going somewhere special to the couple.
Josh is a Texas native and long time Pflugerville resident. He started his photography business in 2009 and has never looked back. His photo business even allowed him to be daddy-day-care before his two sons reached school age. Over the years his business has expanded to include just about every type of photography including automotive, editorial portraits, corporate events, sports and food. Through it all, he has continued to love wedding photography for genuine moment, the fast pace and the diversity of subjects it offers. Josh is a co-founder of North Austin Pfoutographic Society and a resident instructor at Precision Camera & Video in Austin, Tx.