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Storker

Member Since 05 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 22 2015 09:26 PM
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In Topic: Nature with diver type shot - feedback?

04 January 2015 - 08:09 AM

I feel your pain.

Since I'm not willing to dive solo, I have to make sure I don't pi$$ off my buddies too much and that they can trust me as a proper buddy. After a dive last year, when my regular buddy got a bit grumpy over my shooting, I suggested adding a new hand signal to our repertoire: a rotating index finger, similar to the 'narked' signal, but in front of him instead of pointing at his temple. It basically means "get your a$$ moving, I'm sick of waiting for you". I had less dives with post-dive buddy grumpiness after he started using it. Because some times, I even listen... :D


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In Topic: Nature with diver type shot - feedback?

04 January 2015 - 05:38 AM

Great points, thanks!

There's also the balance between messing with the strobes and shooting different angles/crops, and being a buddy for a model who splashed to dive, not spend his whole bottom time waiting for a frikkin' photog :D


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In Topic: Nature with diver type shot - feedback?

04 January 2015 - 03:29 AM

Based on the feedback I got, I've changed the crop slightly, added some luminance smoothing and adjusted the sharpening to compensate for loss of acuity due to noise reduction.

 

Oh, and I've adjusted the color balance somewhat. It wasn't that yellow-green in the first place.

 

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Did the picture get better?


In Topic: GoPro/still camera combo?

03 January 2015 - 01:33 AM

The Black records 4K30 and 2.7K60 while the Silver only gets 4K15 and 2.7K30. OTOH, the Silver has an inbuilt LCD screen and retails for ~100$ less. And that's basically all the differences.

If I'm buying, I'l definitely get the Silver. I won't be needing high-speed recording underwater, but an LCD screen would be very nice.


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In Topic: GoPro/still camera combo?

02 January 2015 - 06:33 AM

Its all about what environment you are divig in... if its mostly caves .. then I will forget about the GoPro attached to camera set up. As you Wil need lights... lots of it...

Else... The reef recreational diving.. its good to have.

No caves for me, I'm strictly an open water diver. However, no reefs either, Almost all of my diving is locally, in drysuit country, so light may still be an issue. On my last dive, I needed to go to ISO 800+ and f/4 to get any ambient at all in my background.
 

Btw.. there is way cheaper option then the link u provide... it has its limitation... but still works fine


I'd love to hear about that option :)