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The Underwater Photographer's Mantra

Discussion in 'California Diving News' started by CaliforniaDivingNews, Aug 3, 2011.

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    CaliforniaDivingNews Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Torrance, California
    by Bruce Watkins

    Photography articles commonly focus on the technical side of photography--cameras, lenses, lighting, etc. While it is necessary to understand at some level how your camera works, I've have always believed that an understanding of composition, animal behavior, and how the photographer's behavior influences the creation of an image are more important to understand. This is especially true when that once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity swims by, since it is natural to lose your concentration in the excitement of the moment. To maintain your focus, all you have to do is to remember the photographer's mantra. The chant is simple: get down, get close, shoot up. If you remember and use these three simple phrases, the quality of your images will improve dramatically... Read More

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