Published September 8, 2016 | Diving, Duiken, Photo

We talked about DSLR setting for your underwater shoot on our previous post. We are going to continue with some more important things that you should take notes.

Underwater Shoot DSLR Setting Part 2

DSLR Setting

Histograms and Highlight Warning: In order to know whether or not your light settings are set correctly, make sure that your histogram display and highlight warning shows. This is very important to know if your exposure is correct when you playback the image.

Move on with RAW: Nowadays, everyone is using JPEG for their image settings. Do you know that RAW can yield more color tones which created better results compare to shooting with JPEG?

Adobe RGB: is a color range that is so much wider than sRGB. This color gamut is also better for printing.

Macro Lens: When you are shooting for an object, you want your camera to be focus more than only 18 inches away from your object. Therefore, you need to make sure that your macro lens is not set to limit.

White Balance: Auto White Balance accuracy can reach up to 99% when you are shooting with strobes. If you are shooting with RAW, you can edit the white balance afterwards.

Auto ISO: Auto ISO will makes your effort to shutter speed or exposure goes to waste because it automatically adjust ISO based on your camera settings. Turning it off will help you a lot.

Don’t pick Vivid: Set your picture style to normal or standard, not because we don’t like vivid pictures but because adjustments are better handled in post.

Meter: Have you ever missed shooting a picture just because your camera is asleep? Make sure that your meter is set as long as possible. This will ensure that your camera is ready whenever you are without using all of your battery power.

Name your image file with numbers: In terms of organizing your pictures, numbers on your images’ file name will help you differentiate one file to another. Talking about getting rid of all hustles and bustles.

Turn off Red Eye: In darkness using red eye is a big no no, since it will make your objects’ eyes turn ugly.

There you have it, DSLR setting for shooting pictures underwater. Make sure you go check our website for your next diving trips and try these tips with us.