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In Topic: Dresses Underwater

08 November 2009 - 04:35 AM

These images are so Great!

Complete newbie here. And I am sorry to taint your post with such a crappy question.

I just want to know how you get such beautiful all black backgrounds?

In Topic: Deep photography - natural light

02 June 2009 - 03:17 AM

Quoting from http://www.digitalph....-speeds_2.html

"Image sensors have an innate “native” sensitivity, generally in the ISO 100 to 200 range. When you set a higher ISO speed, amplifiers in the image sensor’s circuitry increase the gain before sending the image data to the A/D converter to be digitized. The sensor’s sensitivity doesn’t actually increase; the camera is just amplifying the data it produces. In the process, image noise is also increased, making the image “grainier”—sort of like what happens when you “push” film speed. But generally, digital SLRs produce better image quality at higher ISOs than film, especially pushed films.

If you set a lower ISO speed than the sensor’s native sensitivity, the camera’s image processor adjusts the image data after the A/D converter converts it to digital form. In the process, the dynamic range is reduced. So it’s best to shoot at the sensor’s native ISO whenever possible."

In Topic: Deep photography - natural light

01 June 2009 - 08:27 AM

Wow - that's an awesome concept Duncan! I would recommend shooting at ISO400 and a lower f-number next time. What shutter speed were you getting for your shots?

If you can get a nice steady tripod you'll be able to shoot some longer exposures and stack them up into a nice HDR.

If you use a strong filter you MAY be able to bring back some color, however there just isn't going to be much at 50m to begin with. You'll want a strong filter something with over 30 color units of strength in a mix of red(strong), amber(medium), and yellow(weakest).


I have done quite a bit of long exposer shooting top side. I have found that using the camera's native ISO setting is always best in time exposures. Use the shutter speed to get the fstop you desire. The HDR shots will thank you for this. The native ISO will get you the "clean" Low noise shots you are looking for.

In Topic: Shooting Slides with Digital

01 June 2009 - 08:18 AM

I used to work at a pro photolab. We had a slide scanner and it did a decent job. Much faster than a "at home" scanner. It was really reasonable too! I think we charged .39 each? I dont know about you, but that is a lot better than sitting there and taking hrs up feeding slides in one at a time, or those bulk loaders that jam all the time.

Just google slide scanning, and you will get hundreds of options. Make a few calls and I am sure you will find some lab that does just what you are looking for.

I would HIGHLY recomend sending in a small sample of slides before you jump in and send off 1000's at once.

In Topic: My first UW Fashion Shoot....

01 June 2009 - 08:03 AM

Thanks a ton for this post! I am dumb when it comes to this stuff and this helped out!

Can someone link me to the sink cord that goes from housing to the floating pocket wizard.