Hi, this time I would like to cover some of my photos that I really like myself. The first one is from Smögen, a small fishing village on the west coast of Sweden. The water was cold only about 4 degrees Centigrade and I needed to use my dry suit this time. That means gloves on which makes it much more difficult to take photos.
This beautiful heart anemon was quite small, just 5cm big. I was using Nikon D850 with 105mm macro lenses, Iso 200 , f32 and 1/100 speed and using both strobes with settings f32, and held the strobes 5 cm behind the front of the lenses .
This second photo is also from Smögen. It was taken with my old camera the Nikon D7200 with 60mm lines Iso 200, f 9 and speed 1/125 and the strobes f9. This time I had the strobes on each side of the camera, what we call 3-9 and maybe a half meter out from the camera. The quality of the photo isn’t the best, but what I like is that the jellyfish looks like a skull. And I even played around in Photoshop quite hard this time. 🙂
And here we got a moray eel from the Maldives. Also this time did I use the Nikon D7200 with 10-24mm wide lenses Iso 400, f5,6 and speed 1/100 and both strobes were used to create the shadows on his head. I held the port/camera 5-10 cm from his face.
And here we’ve got another moray eel, this one also from the Maldives. However, this time I used the Nikon D850 with 8-15mm fisheye lenses Iso 200 , f10 and speed 1/200 and both strobes again and really close this time. Can you see the difference with using f5,6 at the last photo comparing with this f10? You’ve got a deeper focus, using the f10. Consequently, it depends on how you want your photo – just focus on the eyes (f5,6) or more depth (f10) – it is your decision. Or maybe just change the settings on the same object. What do you prefer? Good luck with your photography, Patrik