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In Topic: Remote Strobe Trigger

Today, 01:39 AM

Didn't AlexM did some remote strobe shots on the Thistlegorm a couple of years ago? I seem to remember seeing shots of his with the inside of the trucks in the ship's hold being light.

The fibre optic link sounds a good solution although presumably a bit of work would be needed to stop the cable floating around into the image. Is there a realistic limit on the length? I'm guessing 10-15m wouldn't be an issue.

In Topic: experiment with selective colour - please critique

02 May 2016 - 11:10 PM

Thanks a lot for the feedback guys.  I've played around a little more and some images definitely don't work whereas others do.  I think Adam hit the nail on the head with his comment about structured vs. messy backgrounds.  



Yeah, I agree. I hadn't thought of that before, but yes, it does work much better against a bokeh-type or blurry, undefined background. Good point, Adam.

In Topic: White balancing

02 May 2016 - 11:05 PM

There really is no need to white balance if you are shooting macro.  You should be getting enough light on your subject in most cases and auto white balance will give you 99% of what you need.  The exception is the shark that swims up when you are sporting your 100mm macro lens.  You might need to do a bit more of a WB adjustment at that point. 


Not just WB adjustment, eh?  :lol2:

In Topic: White balancing

02 May 2016 - 03:13 AM

Just to add to Dbuky's point, as Adam explains, if you are going to manual WB you need to do it often as the temperature/colour of the light can change as you go deeper/shallower, as the sun moves/drops/goes off.


Frankly, I've always found it a pain (for stills). Shoot Auto and then if necessary, which I find isn't often, adjust with Lightroom or some such.

In Topic: Inon Z240 fires underwater **without** touching shutter

02 May 2016 - 03:08 AM



Our mission here is accomplished  :crazy:


A pleasure, CFA