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Underwater Photography - A before and after comparision

Underwater photography relies heavily on post-editing. No matter the camera - whether I use my fancy DSLR with underwater housing or my GoPro - the image that is straight out of the camera (SOOC) is never perfect. Cameras just can't capture the contrast and detail that a human eye can see. So, I always spend a good amount of time with each photo in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop pulling out those important details. Here is one of my latest underwater photos. I thought everyone might want to see the difference between a SOOC image and the final edited image.

THE FINAL IMAGE

(After getting edited in Lightroom and Photoshop)

Underwater photography of children in Claremont, CA

BEFORE

Straight out of the Camera (GoPro Hero 5)

My settings: ISO 100, 3mm (ultra wide angle), f/2.8, 1/2500 sec

 
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Underwater photography is really an exciting activity. I have the honor of capturing children completely absorbed in their own activities and everything takes on a bit of magic. How often do we get to fly, float and spin upside down?

Adventure Day to the Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach!

Erica Faith Photography Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach California

We declared an adventure day this week and headed to the Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach!

It's an enclosed beach with water pumped straight in from the ocean. There are several fountains, two waterslides and lots of sand for digging.

Erica Faith Photography Seaside Lagoon Redondo Beach
Erica Faith Photography Seaside Lagoon Redondo Beach

Ahhh, that water is cold! Yep, it's not heated. These kids did quickly create their own warmer spot for "bathing."

Erica Faith Photography Seaside Lagoon Redondo Beach
Erica Faith Photography Seaside Lagoon Redondo Beach
Erica Faith Photography Seaside Lagoon Redondo Beach
Erica Faith Photography Seaside Lagoon Redondo Beach