I'm looking to find a solution for getting better images in indoor pools. Previously I've done some portraits in outdoor pools with 5d & 17-40mm lens in an Ikelite housing and DS160 substrobe - best results backlit or side lit by the sun and my DS160 fill in flash. That was outdoors in Turkey, but now I'm indoors in the UK (not quite the same lighting!!) Since I have a lot of gear at the moment I can't afford another DS160 and looking at my options.
I've thought about buying a wide angle dive torch (the LED C4) and placing out of the pool to replicate the sun; shinning towards my subject in the pool (?) I've thought about buying a 2nd hand strobe to do similar, but may only be able to afford the DS51 - would it be strong enough? and can I sync it?
Indoors I get better results when close too (obviously) and with the substrobe not quite direct, but most are too dark. I've yet to test again & I'm going to try a white sheet backdrop (best I can use to get a plan background that may brighten and show no grubby tiles!) and see if I can get someone to hold the strobe further away and up from the camera. I'd like to use a pool with more natural light coming though a window; firstly it's finding one available to rent and secondly it's not so bright light at this time of year! I know I really need another DS160 but can anyone advise something for me to try, buy or use that's not too expensive?
Any advice appreciated; thanks, Heather
Edited by Heather, 12 December 2011 - 04:55 AM.