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In Topic: How do I avoid my wife murdering me when I come home with two more YS-250Pro...

09 June 2015 - 06:37 AM

I have always just avoided marriage, easier that way!

In Topic: Life of a Strobe?

09 June 2015 - 06:35 AM

I have a pair of YS 120s that I bought new in 2001, I have probably had them in the water for something like 5000 dives.  They started acting up in 2009 (shooting too hot even on 1/2 power) so I had them serviced and they have been fine since.  So yes, I think a servicing is a good idea, you will get many more years out of those strobes, they are fantastic strobes.  They are very powerful as well.  But.. it could be something else such, most likely your distance from the subject.  Any strobe is only good to about 6 feet (2 metres) from the subject underwater (and that is only if it's paired with the correct f-stop)  I think you need to start your investigation with distances and f-stops (and ISOs) before we can properly diagnose the issue.  At f5.6 and ISO 100 with the strobes on full power you should be able to illuminate the reef from 5 feet away no problem at all.  At f22 and ISO 100 with strobes on full power then you will still overexpose somewhat at f22 from 1 foot away.  However, there is no way you are going to illuminate the reef from 3-4 feet away on f22.


What f stop settings are you using for what distances away from your subject and what strobe power?  If you have your f-stop at f22 and you are 3 - 4 feet away from your subject you won't be able to light it properly..  So if you can post some examples of your underexposed photos with all info such as distance from subject, fstop, ISO, and strobe power that would help us try to figure out the issue

In Topic: Expose to the right?

05 June 2015 - 05:52 AM

Erin, nice set of before and afters for sure.  You have really done a good job to bring back the colours. I am also interested to know your methodology.  I would simply just pull the Highlights and exposure sliders down but I have a feeling there is a lot more to it than that! 

In Topic: Expose to the right?

21 May 2015 - 02:09 AM

Interesting following this one along on FB and here.  Erin, could you please post a "non" edited ETTR image that shows a lot of blue water?  A typical WA scenic would be a good one to show what the blues look like when using this style before the editing process.

In Topic: Warna berwarna Raja Ampat by GH4

19 May 2015 - 07:02 PM

great vid, amazing sardine action, which site where they on?