Underwater Photographer of the Year

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Underwater Photographer of the Year

Post by lolasf » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:42 am

Some very cool photos here: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/ ... NDA4ODcyS0

I particularly love the swans and the otter.

The comments talk about the staging a lot, does that change how you view the shots? It did for me.
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Post by Bill Barilko » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:51 am

lolasf wrote:
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The comments talk about the staging a lot, does that change how you view the shots? It did for me.
Yes a number of those photos are quite 'tarted up' but in the end photography is a creative process quite like any other.
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Post by Paddox1 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:52 am

The staging shows to me they have more atiencs than I could ever imagine. No wonder my underwater shots are so terrible (although I’m doing my underwater photography part of the A’s am we course next week so maybe that will change things).

The two that bothered me were the car one (a blend of two images) and the pushing the wreck one (ocd is a shit condition, this felt like they were taking the piss out of it. I think the name detracts rather than adds to the image).

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Post by madmonday » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:19 am

Bit two much photo fuckery for me....
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Post by Lost Soul » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:33 am

Thanks. The manta rays are the best. Also, I didn't know the sea otters were introduced to the Shetland Islands.
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Post by cummy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:37 am

i like this one. i could so caption it!

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Post by DCComic » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:34 am

Nice.
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Post by Kikilamour » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:46 am

that was wonderful. wow.

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Post by lolasf » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:15 pm

Swans!

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Post by Logg » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:23 pm

Yeah, a bit too stage-y.

I'm more partial to Matty Smith myself.

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Post by leela » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:24 pm

The ability to change photos almost completely, has taken something away from them, I think. Photos for me are about catching a moment as the eye sees it. Once a photograph has been turned either into something impressionistic, or better than the reality of the moment, it loses something for me.

I wish photography competitions could be judged by the photographer's skill at that moment, rather than their skill with some software.
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Post by EMG » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:25 pm

They're cool. As an avid diver stuff like the shipwrecks and mantas and ribbon eel pique my curiosity the most.

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Post by NorthAmerican » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:39 pm

Lost Soul wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:33 am
Thanks. The manta rays are the best. Also, I didn't know the sea otters were introduced to the Shetland Islands.
That was the one I liked the best, too.
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Post by Stan In Maryland » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:36 pm

Thanks for sharing. I think I don't mind the fuckery as long as the photographer is honest about it. I really like "natural" photos but I also understand as an art for the manipulation of those photos can be a creative process.
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Re: Underwater Photographer of the Year

Post by rider5 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:26 am

I expected to see basket weaving

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