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#1 Andy Morrison

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 02:33 PM

Finally found a used Ikelite slave so I took it to the local quarry today for some practice. First off, I'm going to need a longer extension cord to place the slave where I want it. And I need to rig up a tripod/clamp for the strobe. But since I got this yesterday and didn't have time to get either, I used what I had, one strobe to trigger and the slave. Not the most exciting of subjects but I think this technique will work well once the wreck diving season starts here next month.

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#2 Andy Morrison

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 02:35 PM

Opps, posted twice by accident. Can a moderator delete one of these threads please? Thanks.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 03:13 PM

Done -- deleted duplicate.

Nice shots! I I think the remote strobe is working very well.
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 04:05 PM

How are you triggering the strobes?

#5 Andy Morrison

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 04:52 PM

How are you triggering the strobes?


Via optical slave using the Ikelite DS Manual Controller.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:12 PM

Wowww, nice pics with good illumination ideas! Congrats!

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:55 PM

That toilet scares me! nice pics though!

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 10:27 PM

Great work Andy!
I think the toilet shot is hilarious :beer: - well done!!

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 11:07 PM

Via optical slave using the Ikelite DS Manual Controller.


Nice. Did you mean, the remote slave is connected with a (long) coord to a ikelite DS Manual Controller that in turn is triggerd by the lash on your housing, or?
In that case where did you put the trigger in these images, is it sensitive enough to put hidden with the slave?

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 11:07 PM

The toilet works best for me too. But I like all three. Great stuff and I am looking forward to seeing your results when get on your normal wrecks. I am sure you already have lots of ideas for shots.

Here are a few of my remote strobes, most of which I know many of you have probably seen before, but may provide some ideas for those wanting to try these shots:

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 03:16 AM

Nice. Did you mean, the remote slave is connected with a (long) coord to a ikelite DS Manual Controller that in turn is triggerd by the lash on your housing, or?
In that case where did you put the trigger in these images, is it sensitive enough to put hidden with the slave?


The slave is triggered by another Ike on a long arm on
my housing. Since I don't have a third strobe yet triggering the slave and providing any foreground illlumination is challenging. The slave seems sensitive but it does need to see the triggering strobe in a direct line of sight, making hiding the slave half the creative challenge. Alex posted a great thread explaining this awile back. I'm on a mobile now so I can't post it.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 05:12 AM

The toilet shot made me laugh. Nice work and something I want to try more of next trip that has conditions that allow for it to be tested out.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:54 PM

Great toilet shot!
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 02:38 PM

Sorry no text on that last one! Andy, I have shots of the the three same subjects. Why don't they look like those? Must be the dust on my sensor.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 02:40 PM

The toilet shot differently shows some original thinking! Can't wait to see what you do with a real subject.