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#21 craig

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 05:04 AM

I have a CC30M gel on my lens and a CC30G Lee filter on my strobes. I was going to try the CC30Y filter for the strobes as well but the green filters worked so well I didn't bother.

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:17 AM

Wonderfull pictures Craig.

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 08:50 AM

Pretty much speechless Craig. Incredible shots with beautiful colors.

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 03:06 PM

Craig,

Simply incredible!

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 05:44 AM

Sometimes +100 saturation just isn't enough. For those times, just do it twice.
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Posted 11 March 2004 - 06:16 AM

REALLY fantastic shots, Craig.

Can you tell me what you did about white balance, with the filters? Did you WB the strobes with the filter combination? Or did you just WB later on in Photoshop, having shot something neutral underwater with the combo?
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Posted 11 March 2004 - 06:30 AM

All my film-shooting friends


You mean you associate with film shooters! Ewwwwwwwwwwww!!


Excellent photos Craig!

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 03:10 PM

REALLY fantastic shots, Craig.

Can you tell me what you did about white balance, with the filters?  Did you WB the strobes with the filter combination?  Or did you just WB later on in Photoshop, having shot something neutral underwater with the combo?


I used complementary filters on the strobes, so white balance was basically uneffected. Without the strobe filters WB was touchy. What I settled on was 30 units of magenta plus 30 units of green on the strobes. Worked so good I didn't try anything else though I intended to.

What shows though the viewfinder is impressive as is the image preview afterward. No unusual color balance to correct at all but the water has a gemstone-like quality. The gel slows the camera a stop which is beneficial for sunrays (but still not enough for the D100).

You mean you associate with film shooters! Ewwwwwwwwwwww!!


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Posted 11 March 2004 - 06:30 PM

Fabulous!

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 09:47 AM

How much USM has been applied to those sunrays? It doesn't look like much.

I love how there is almost no cyan banding in those shots. Craig, when you are ready to teach a class to pro phtographers about using filters, there will be more than a few lining up to pay.

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 03:21 PM

Typical USM. I didn't do anything special with it for the sunrays. Here's a 100% crop. I didn't touch the sunball up at all and it could be improved I suppose. A slightly faster strobe sync or stronger gel may have helped, too.
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Posted 20 March 2004 - 11:40 PM

Craig -

All of those shots are amazing! I especially like the macros. Is there any resource that discusses complimentary filter usage? I have a lot to learn...
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Posted 21 March 2004 - 01:46 AM

Craig -  

... Is there any resource that discusses complimentary filter usage?  I have a lot to learn...


Not yet. :lol:

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 03:39 PM

@craig

I hope you will write something... [hint, hint]

I love your pics and always wonder what the pic would look like without those different "red" filters?!

Can you give us filter-beginners some information to get a good start and dont ruin to much dives by using the wrong material?

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 04:56 PM

Here is a good article to get you started:

http://www.wetpixel....-1-pid-31.phtml

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 10:41 PM

Craig, may I know how you attach the filter holder to the Inon strobes?
which model of the Lee filter holder did you use?

Also, anyone know where I can get the cheapest CC30M filter in the states?

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 04:13 AM

Craig, may I know how you attach the filter holder to the Inon strobes?
which model of the Lee filter holder did you use?

Also, anyone know where I can get the cheapest CC30M filter in the states?

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Marine Camera sells a Cokin P filter holder that has been modified to attached to the strobes. I modified a Lee filter holder ring and use the Lee holders instead. Cokin P filters are much less expensive than Lee's. B&H is a good source for filters in the US. You may need to plan on some long lead times on the strobe filters.
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Posted 26 October 2004 - 06:32 AM

Well done. Its definately an inspitation !

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 09:21 AM

WOW! Great pics Craig.

Did you use your filter copmbo on the macros too?

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 10:09 AM

Thanks. No filters were used for macro.
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