By Marco Ramires on 12 Sep 2018
Sugarloaf bay (Seal Rocks) - NSW
Split shots It’s a lot harder than you think.
As you may I know, I am getting into water photography more and more. Each time in the water is different and extremely challenging in many ways.
It reminds me a lot of surfing where you need to combine the knowledge of the location with the equipment you have to use.
I recently bought a large Aquatech Dome Port P-85 to match up with my favorite fisheye lens Tokina 10-17mm. After a bit of reading I decided to give it a go and try some split shots without huge expectations.
Things I had in mind: decent shutter speed (min 1/60), AI Servo Focus, clear water and usual ‘golden hour’.
Things I didn’t think of: smaller aperture for wide angle details, auto ISO compensation, different exposures in between water and sky.
Next time: midday sun for more detail in the water, set the camera mode to AV, set the aperture to constant f/11 which I find to be the ‘sweet spot’ for the Tokina 10-17mm, min shutter speed to 1/60 and auto ISO compensation.
It’s all about having fun!
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ISO 100 10mm f/5.6 1/320 | ref: IMG_6915
ISO 100 10mm f/5.6 1/80 | ref: IMG_6778
ISO 100 10mm f/5.6 1/100 | ref: IMG_6843
ISO 100 10mm f/5.6 1/160 | ref: IMG_6890
ISO 100 10mm f/5.6 1/100 | ref: IMG_6805