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#21 Hani Amir

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:24 PM

Those other ones are great too! Love your style man :)

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:37 PM

Really phenomenal, Keri.
The sailfin blenny is outstanding.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 10:14 PM

Awesome, simply awesome Keri... Me like! :)

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:27 AM

Hey Keri
The pics are great! You should do a Wetpixel DIY article on that snoot.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 08:04 AM

As for this becoming a product - maybe some time in the future, but these things I'm lugging around are sort of heavy, ugly, and just so stupid looking that they'd probably scare more people away than they'd attract. Not dismissing the possibility of redesigning it though, just not sure if the demand is there to warrant production.



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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:10 AM

Really nice pics, I really like the effect.

After seen your pics I ran to my shed to make a simple DIY-snoot myself. I must say, it is terribly hard to light the subject with the snoot on the strobe even above water, so I can imagine the time it took to poduce these great results underwater.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:28 AM

I agree with you, Kees.

Earlier in the year, I wrote one of my columns on snoots (actually, it might be in the current issue), and wanted to call it "Snoot as easy as it looks" but the editor said he could not allow such an awful pun in the magazine.

Many underwater photographers have played with them, but few have produced really decent shots because they are hard to use. I am happy to use them for wide angle, but don't have the accuracy to use them for macro as Keri has.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 03:51 AM

great great great photos!, with a fantastic light work
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:17 AM

Stunning!!! Big inspiration.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 04:45 PM

Impressive lighting in these one. Beautiful macro moods!

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:53 AM

I agree with you, Kees.

Earlier in the year, I wrote one of my columns on snoots (actually, it might be in the current issue), and wanted to call it "Snoot as easy as it looks" but the editor said he could not allow such an awful pun in the magazine.


It was a good article but there wasn't a single picture of the snoot which I found really annoying having never seen one....

(And having seen this pics I'm even more keen to try to make my own).....

Edited by wizbowes, 28 August 2009 - 11:55 AM.


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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:01 PM

Another vote for the sailfin blenny. One of many stunning shots!

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:40 PM

What amazing lighting! Your pics put mine to shame. I'd like to find out more about how you achieve this.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:18 AM

Awesome...

Any chance to see the snoot in full? Been thinking about building my own for quite some time now...

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 04:17 AM

Just had to go back over for these for another look

I'm dismayed by the amount of 1st prizes winners there are in this batch! Damn you Keri! haha.

Great job mate,

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 10:26 AM

Beautiful control of light and subject selection. Very Jealous :)
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Posted 11 September 2009 - 01:29 AM

Wow! Incredible lighting. I wouldn't dare to say which photo I like most.
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 07:36 AM

Once again, thanks for all of the kind comments and very positive response from everyone.

Beach Bum - Making a snoot is pretty simple... using it is another story. Just go to the plumbing aisle at Home Depot with your strobe head in hand, and I'm sure you'll be able to 'Macguyver' something together! I can show you a picture of my snoot, but describing the components/assembly process would sound something like "...then attach the white thingamajig to the black doohickey..." ;) . Bottom line is that you just need something to attach to your strobe which has a small opening at the end, and I found that combing various pipe fittings did the trick.

My snoot:

snoot1.jpg


Looks a little goofy, yes, but it gets the job done. The white section telescopes, producing wider/narrower beams as desired. I also carry with me a few chopped up (black-bodied) pens that I can jam in the end to further narrow the beam.



Here are another few shots from the same trip:

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Nudibranch
Nikon D300, 105mm lens, +10 Diopter SubSee
1/160, f14, ISO200


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Sailfin blenny 2
Nikon D300, 105mm lens, +10 Diopter SubSee
1/250, f18, ISO200


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Crab
Nikon D300, 105mm lens, +10 Diopter SubSee
1/250, f25, ISO200


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Seaweed blenny
Nikon D300, 105mm lens, +10 Diopter SubSee
1/250, f22, ISO200


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Seaweed blenny (showing snoot tip)
Nikon D300, 105mm lens
1/250, f18, ISO200


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Scorpionfish eye
Nikon D300, 105mm lens
1/250, f20, ISO200


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Nudibranch
Nikon D300, 105mm lens, +10 Diopter SubSee
1/250, f22, ISO200


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Striated frogfish eye
Nikon D300, 105mm lens, +10 Diopter SubSee
1/250, f18, ISO250


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Shrimp face
Nikon D300, 105mm lens, +10 Diopter SubSee
1/250, f18, ISO200



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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:46 AM

Once again Keri, stunning. Do you have the strobe modeling light turned on to help with aiming?

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:47 PM

Holy smokes! As if using a 105 with a +10 diopter wasn't hard enough -- aiming that narrow snoot really makes it all that much more fun... So you were the one I was hearing saying all those curse words underwater! ;)

Stunning photos, Keri. Wonderful out of the box (crab) thinking!
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