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Bob_W

Member Since 20 Jun 2007
Offline Last Active May 11 2016 04:18 AM
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In Topic: Two noob questions - wet lenses and lighting

02 May 2016 - 04:06 PM

The typical duration of a strobe is 1/1000th of a second. Typical shutter speeds run from 1/60th to 1/250th. If you are using light(s), there is more of a chance that a moving subject will blur, unless you use a faster speed. The sequence is the shutter opens, the strobe fires (freezing the action), then the shutter closes.

 

Bob W


In Topic: My New Book: Underwater Photography Masterclass

24 April 2016 - 03:33 AM

I just want to say what a fantastic book Alex has created. This weekend (April 23 - 24), here in South Florida, there is an event called The Blue Wild - Ocean Adventure Expo - "For People In and On the Water". It is, and has been, a show focused on mainly Spearfishing, but over the years the organizer has tried to expand it to be more appealing in a broader sense. Exhibitors have been added, with in water demos, for kayaks, stand-up-paddleboards, marine art, dive equipment, and so on. This year's show included a photo/video contest. The divisions being 'wide angle', 'macro', and 'video'. Entries for the contest closed last Sunday, April 17.

 

From the previous post, you can see that I received my copy of Alex's book on Wednesday, April 20, and began my learning adventure. Well, this book is so good, and so powerful, that I managed to win 1st Place in the Macro division of the Blue Wild Photo Contest. WOW, what a book!! It's really a must have, and there's no telling what it can do for you.

 

Bob W

 

PS - the above is a little tongue-in-cheek, but the book is good, and I really did win. Thanks Alex!   :clapping:


In Topic: My New Book: Underwater Photography Masterclass

20 April 2016 - 09:15 AM

I don't understand what's going on with Amazon US. I pre-ordered the book on March 5th for $17.25 + shipping ($23.27 total). Current pre-order price is $27.04 + shipping, with delivery sometime after October 1st. On April 8th I ordered the book from Amazon UK for 16.58 GBP + 6.98 GBP shipping, total USD $34.44. (That's pretty close to what the current US price is) Today, I received the book from Amazon UK. So for those of you still waiting, there is an alternate path.

 

Now, I can't wait to start reading!!!

 

Bob W


In Topic: Need help with printing photo...

21 February 2016 - 04:59 PM

yes I made my adjustments in Photoshop, and liked what I saw on the screen, I did not like what was printed.

 

Within Photoshop there is the ability to use printer profiles when you print. The idea is to have Photoshop handle color management, instead of your printer. If you search for "using 'printer/model' ICC profile on Photoshop 'version'" you should be able to find the profile that goes with your printer and instructions for installing and using. This should produce print results that more closely match what you see on your monitor. Calibrating your monitor will make colors on your monitor more closely match established standards for colors. Using a printer profile will tell your printer what to print for red, instead of letting the printer decide what red looks like. A calibrated monitor is great for processing images (mine is), but the calibration device isn't free. The printer profile is. Best case is to use both.

 

Bob W


In Topic: Need help with printing photo...

20 February 2016 - 04:53 AM

Sluggo,

 

There is no mention of any post processing before trying to print the images. Just "I like what I see on the computer, not the prints". Are you using Photoshop, Lightroom, or even the program that came with your camera to make any adjustments to the images? If you're not making changes, nothing's going to change. Without adjusting the white balance or temperature, the pictures will stay cold. Calibrating the screen may let the pictures look more like the prints but won't, by that alone, make any difference in what they look like when printed. Some image software lets you define what printer you are using and makes changes based on the nuances of a particular printer make/model (called a printer profile). So, are you using software and, if so, what program?

 

Bob W