3) Seeing the effects of the lamp makes me crave for even more. It would seem that further investments into lighting would have a bigger effect on footage than a new camera would have? Or would it?
I like the way You try to find something interesting and combine all types of skills. I want to go to Ojamo next year, I will take a ton of light and will contact You so we can make something cool, huh?
If you are unable to mount the single light in a way to get good balance I would suggest that another diver/model holds the light while you concentrate 100% on holding the camera steady and on composition.
100% true. You "fool" the eyes a bit with that. That is why he bought the HMI light
BTW, how much was it Richard? Did You get a new one or second hand? Its not that easy to find salvo HMI... in europe