Thursday, February 25, 2010

Big fish

I haven't had any time to shoot new material and I have a huge backlog. Here are some pics of the big fish we saw during our diving safari at the Red Sea. We were a bit unlucky because the water was too warm and there was no current, which means that the big fish do not come to the surface. But we managed to see a couple of interesting ones.

Flash at full power to darken the background and a lot of try an error until I got it in the right place and with the right light.


Hammerhead close up.
The photo is not sharp and technically quite bad. But it was a great experience. 45m deep and 2m away from this nice guy, just amazing.

Almost on the surface this guy was getting a nice clean up. It still needs some editing to improve the B&W but I wanted to share it.

Oceanic Whitetip Shark
I saw it on the last dive of the trip as I was hanging on the rope for the safety stop. It just swam by, magestic. This guy is one of the few sharks that sometimes, mainly by mistake, kill people.

I think I will do one more post from the underwater pictures, I have some nice ones left from the smaller fish. Stay tuned...

Saturday, February 20, 2010


I was reading an eBook from David duChemin today and one of his tips to make an interesting picture is to put an interesting foreground in front of an interesting background. It really matches well with one of the composition techniques from the course I am doing in Cologne. Structure your picture in layers to provide depth.

Cleaning up the archive from 2010 I have found this one that I like and could meet both cases.

P.S: I really recomend the books, ebooks and blog from David. He has a total different focus from what you normally read.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Somebody just reminded me that I should post more often, so here it comes. On our last assignment in the photo course I am doing we were required to shoot transparency. I am not going out too much lately so I had to do with what I have at home. Miguel did not really want to pose but he had fun covering himself with the cloth. It is not a great photo but served the purpouse. I hope you like it.