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October 7th, 2013 | By | 1,717 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Take some free diving lessons. Or at least get some practice in – simply working on holding your breath and getting out in the water counts as practice. The more you work on improving your free diving skills, the more time you’ll have underwater. The more time you have underwater, the better your chances are of getting the perfect photograph.

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September 30th, 2013 | By | 1,903 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from our newest photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
If you are modeling underwater, or you are photographing someone underwater – the number one tip I tell underwater models is point your toes! If you point your toes, I guarantee you will look far more elegant than if your feet were flexed.

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September 22nd, 2013 | By | 111 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from our newest photo contributor, Kelsey Finn
Don’t be afraid to be trigger happy, ESPECIALLY when taking photos underwater. You never know if you missed the exact moment your subject, background, and lighting are all in sync. Underwater is even more difficult to get the exact shot you imagined – so you cannot afford to wait until you think the moment is right. So hold down that shutter release and shoot away!
[Side tip for the GoPro users – if you're taking stills, change the setting to "burst" mode to take multiple photos in a row (three is my magical number).]

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September 16th, 2013 | By | 942 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from our newest photo contributor, Kelsey Finn
Don’t be afraid to mix it up with lenses. Sticking to the usual, stock 18-55 mm lens that always comes with your camera body, can limit your growth as a photographer. If I had not ventured out and tried out different lenses, I never would have found my favorite. A wide angle, 10-20 mm, has proven to be the most reliable when shooting underwater. It allows more light to come in, so I am able to dive down deep without loosing too much clarity. It also allows me to cheat a little – I know, I know, cheating is bad, but come on, I need a little help when trying to photograph a difficult subject like a playful dolphin. What I mean is, I have better luck at capturing the subject since I have a bigger frame to work with.

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