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Back in July on the DC Photowalk (which was excellent by the way), @photorectoby of @photorec.tv asked me to share a bit about our underwater gear and how we process the images we make. I’ve been thinking about a quick way to communicate the basics of what we do and this is what I’ve come up with:

Underwater Photography Gear:

Nikon D750 – Chosen for its excellent low light sensitivity since we shoot with available light (which is typically in short supply underwater)
Nauticam Housing – Chosen because it allows access to 99.99% of the camera’s functionality underwater and it has been a dream to work with.

Our Basic Image Processing:

Shoot Raw – This allows for maximum color control in post. This is CRITICAL to getting the WB too look right Dehaze tool – water is not as clear as air. Even the crystal water of Hawaii needs a touch of Dehaze at times and it is a CRUCIAL when we shoot in our local quarry lake. Then – once those two things are taken care of we get into regular edits like clarity, shadows etc.

We chose these sample images because they show what WB, Dehaze and a touch of clarity can do in about 5 seconds of editing. If you have questions/comments we’d love to start a conversation so let us know! And thank you once again, Toby for your interest in our work and methods!

 

Follow @jberendtphotography for more underwater photos and maybe even a mermaid or two 🙂




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 #bison #snowface ~  Captured with the #Sony #a7rII and Canon 100-400 and heavily cropped because I follow the #YellowstonePledge :)
 In Yellowstone National Park the roads are paved with snow and go straight for miles. Yesterday was sweet, today was the sweetest! Captured here on our way to Hayden Valley - a #dreamyplace like no other. #YellowstonePledge ~  Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and Canon 24-105 lens
 Yesterday ended as epically as it began (see my earlier post?) As we made our way out of the park the setting sun lit up this line of trees and steam from geothermal activity - a single line of animal tracks lead the way to this scene. #iloveyellowstonenp #YellowstonePledge ~  Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and Canon 70-200 ️‍️ EXIF: Exactly the same as the morning shot posted earlier.

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