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#1 londonsean69

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:00 AM

I am really struggling with lighting when using my mini dome :) Especially when shooting stuff right on the dome. I seem to be getting hotspots, and find it exceptionally difficult to evenly light a subject.

Does anybody have any pointers? I have tried dialling down the power and having them right next to the shade, out a bit, out further etc.
The vis out here (Bahrain) can be very soupy at times, lots of particles in the water.

It's an Ikelite housing, UWCamerastuff mini-dome (5") with 2x S&S YS110. I have 2 segment arms, so can use just one or two segments. I currently have the diffusers on all the time.

Thanks for any pointers

Sean
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:32 AM

I am really struggling with lighting when using my mini dome :) Especially when shooting stuff right on the dome. I seem to be getting hotspots, and find it exceptionally difficult to evenly light a subject.

Does anybody have any pointers? I have tried dialling down the power and having them right next to the shade, out a bit, out further etc.
The vis out here (Bahrain) can be very soupy at times, lots of particles in the water.

It's an Ikelite housing, UWCamerastuff mini-dome (5") with 2x S&S YS110. I have 2 segment arms, so can use just one or two segments. I currently have the diffusers on all the time.

Thanks for any pointers

Sean

Check out Mike's CFWA article here on WP.
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#3 londonsean69

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 10:02 AM

Check out Mike's CFWA article here on WP.
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Bob

Why oh why did I not think of searching for CFWA articles?

Thank you :)

Edited by londonsean69, 12 August 2011 - 10:04 AM.

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