[quote=@wossa1]That’s the challenge of underwater photography, marine animals are usually very shy and reluctant to pose, plus we are trying to operate in an alien environment with ever increasing equipment so it is tricky. To get face on images, a lot of the success of that is in the approach to the subject and understanding and learning its behaviour. The more you dive with what you are trying to photograph, you quickly learn how the subject reacts to you and how close you can get without frightening it off. Even if you do frighten it off, you will find it will return back to same part of the reef as this is its home and territory.
I’m off to Guadalope in July to dive and photograph Great Whites, so at the moment I’m reading lots of field guides about this shark regarding its approach behaviour and its profile. Take away the media hype and you are left with a very shy, complex animal, so learning as much as I can about Great Whites will hopefully help me get better images.
I have only just got in to Macro photography. Many macro subjects like nudibranchs are slow moving so are easy to photograph and make good practice subjects. Just keep practicing and more you dive and take your camera and the more success you will have. Most of my pics still end up in the trash can of my computer.[/quote]
Man diving with Great Whites…Will you be in a cage of some kind?? can’t wait to see the pictures… Dive safe and thanks for the macro tip… Practice practice… indeed!