Some more Pool Model Photos
Posted 27 May 2006 - 05:32 AM
Great artwork, Lambis! I know how much work that studio stuff takes (let alone in the water), so my hat's truly off to you. Fantastic!
All the best, James
Posted 27 May 2006 - 03:03 PM
Posted 28 May 2006 - 06:30 AM
When are you going to tell us how you light the models and how the back is so dark. Most people I would bet would have no idea they are U.W.
Good point Photobeat. You have asked so many questions here on Wetpixel over the years, Lambis. Surely you can't keep your techniques a secret!
What type of back drape are you using? How do you weight it down? How do you get rid of the bubbles on it!?
Is you lighting entirely UW, entirely above water, or a mixture of both?
How much photoshop do you do to the models' faces to get rig of bubbles and red eyes etc? And also on the background to make it so clean?
Posted 28 May 2006 - 08:10 AM
Nikon D200, Ikelite housing, Dual SB105.
Posted 29 May 2006 - 02:06 PM
SLS Photography, when your images matter....
Aquatica, Amphibico, TLC, ULCS (Philippines), Stix, iTorch, FIT, Magic Filter Dealer
Philippine Dive Trip Specialist
Posted 04 June 2006 - 11:38 PM
O.k. Lets go
as a back drape... its a big plasic drape (Plastic becuace is dsry very fast and i can transport it with train & airplanes. I put some weight on the bottom and try to fix depenst off the pool
My biggest problem is that i have not one pool where i take photos.. so all the time i do it on diferent pools and on diferents times.. sometimes night sometimes day sometimes i have the sun where i have problems with reflections bubbles etc...
What i do is to see the situations and try to make the best to fint the best spot and the best angle
to get rid of the bubbles on the drape.. I take them away with my hand... i know much work but this is the only way. The sessions are long.. 3 houers pereperations for a 10 minutes photoshooting
I am lighting entirely UW i use for thoese photos one subronic Gamma strobe.. I still try to learn to use it corectly.... Offen I use the sun as a creative light.
I shoot Manual.. look on the Histogram only and underexpose lite most off the time
I use capture one for lite Creative White balance and Photoshop to get rig of bubbles or some reflections. Very offen the background is not really black or clean but with some photoshop work is easy to make it black..
My lighting technic is the same as in Macro the same as i have learn it from Wetpixel. high speeds and the models are more or les in the middle off the pool.. so the light of my Subtronic dont hit the walls and as this i keep them black.
Freediving lessons for the models is the other toll that i use. I really teach my models feediving. How the exhale air and open the mouth without to look strange.. haw to move how to pose.. how the clothes and hiar can be controled underwater...
Make up is the ohter secret... underwater make up is not easy... soon i am a make up artist he he
I have no secrets just good preperation and long houers in the poll..