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

22 May 2013 - 09:03 AM

Loved reading this post, although all the lighting technical jargon is a bit over my head. I just received my underwater set-up for my D700. Ikelite housing with two ds161 strobes. Hoping to find a pool to practice shooting with a friend this weekend as a test. I'll be using the strobes only for now and will have to figure out how to use topside lighting in addition to the ttl. I'm not quite sure I want any electrical lighting around the pool.

One question: how are people finding pools to shoot in? Are you using private pools or public? Do public pools generally allow you to set-up backdrops? I don't imagine they'd be willing to turn their filtration systems off during the shoot either. Any advice would be great. :)


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Chuck Dee - AKA Chris
"My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain." - Helmut Newton

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

11 December 2012 - 01:21 PM

I've found it easier to dispense with the Pelican case and just use a long synch cord.
Pretty simple really:
Long synch cord, female Nikonos socket to PC plug convertor, plug into Pocket Wizard, Pocket Wizard taped to a light stand on side of pool.
Ryan from Reef Photo can customize a long synch cord and Nikonos to PC conversion for you.
With regard to bubbles, as James said, turn off filter system, and get into the habit of wiping dome port every time you submerge.

So the pocket wizard that normally connects to the hot shoe, is connected via cord, out of the pool? Great thread everyone. Learning tons and much appreciated.

Chuck Dee - AKA Chris
"A good photograph is knowing where to stand." -Ansel Adams

In Topic: Sync Cords -- Single vs Double..thoughts?

22 May 2012 - 10:14 AM

...if you're not using a fibre optic sync cord. I have a 10m fibre optic sync cord that works faultlessly.

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Sweet little set up