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#1 rumblefish


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:04 AM

Hi all (Alex),

I am intrigued by this remark that Alex Mustard made in the D600 / D800 field review: "I crossed my strobes back on themselves for this photo, to light this Polycera quadreilineata and keep the light on the kelp it was sitting on to a minimum."

Can you please explain what this strobe position is? 


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:29 PM

Could it be that he was pointing the Strobes inward instead of outward? Using the other edge of the Strobes?

I assume that you would risk more Backscatter that way.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

I read it along the lines of what Kevin Lee (a master of macro lighting) talks about here and elaborates further at the bottom of this article.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:01 AM

I guess that he pointed the strobes inwards, as in towards his port.  

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

I do this all the time on small stuff. Just remember to have strobe not pointing in to the lens. I use about centes strobe front, right behind far end of port. If u understand :rolleyes: Sendt fra Samsung Galaxy S2, via Tapatalk forum app.