Sometimes when you dive with a group, you find a rare and unusual subject. I’m here to remind you that “sharing is caring” and to give you the how-to for sharing based on a lot of group macro dives.
How to share your subject:
- If there is a queue of divers waiting to shoot your subject, get 10 or so shots and then go to the back of the queue or find another nearby subject.
- Mark the subject so that others can find it. Use a torch or a lembeh stick if you’re on the plain, sandy bottom.
- Get the other diver’s attention by pointing your torch at them and waiving side to side.
- Motion for the diver to come over.
- Point out the subject and its relationship to how you market it.
- Show them the subject on your camera LCD so they know exactly what to look for.
- Show them the subject again.
- Show them which angle is the best for the subject.
- Wait for them to find the subject and give you an “OK” sign.
- Back up with either reverse frogkick (If you don’t know how to do this, learn on your next couple of dives) or by pushing off a non-sensitive bottom.
- Slowly fin away from the other diver with modified tech flutterkick (knees bent, feet up higher, small kicks) or frog kick. Avoid kicking dirt over everybody.