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Don in Colorado

Member Since 11 Sep 2002
Offline Last Active Nov 26 2013 11:30 PM

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In Topic: Red / orange filter on Panasonic 8mm Fisheye

17 May 2013 - 01:23 PM

Are you shooting with a strobe or natural light?  If you are using a strobe, the Magic Filter works pretty well on Olympus 5050 cameras, white balance set to auto.  I am sure everybody will disagree with this.


If you shoot in raw, you can forget about white balance in the camera, and do the white balance at home on the computer.  I never bother with white balance underwater.

In Topic: I hate the dead blue faced zombie diver photos

14 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

Doesn't matter if it is a wide angle lens or not, here is an examle with a 12mm on 7D.




The trick is lighting your subject with the gelled flash that color corrects for whatever white balance you are shooting in.  My conditions are green water (St. Lawrence River) and not what I want in my images, so my solution is.


Full CTO on the flash

Tungsten WB on the Camera


Straight out of the camera the model skin looks living, and the water blue. 


Really the only post tweaking will be adding some saturation, if you did not pre-set the WB in camera and set to auto you will likely have to select the WB in post that makes sense for the desired outcome.





That is a beautiful photo Ben, and I admire your model.  The skin color in the photo appears to be very natural, and it is the effect I am looking for.


I will be diving in Utila in June, in blue water.  I have Ikelite 125 strobes.  Do you have a CTO filter to recommend for such conditions?


Thank you

In Topic: I hate the dead blue faced zombie diver photos

14 April 2013 - 07:24 PM

What about a wide angle lens? Not fisheye. How do you tweek the raw files? Sendt fra Samsung Galaxy S2, via Tapatalk forum app.


I like the flexibility of the 17-70.  Often I cannot get as close to my subject as I would like, so the zoom is very handy for me.


I tweek my raw files in Lightroom or photoshop.  I just decrease the orange saturation, and play with the color balance. 

In Topic: I hate the dead blue faced zombie diver photos

14 April 2013 - 07:22 PM

Hello Everybody.


      I have been unable to reply to everyone in a timely matter, and I apologize for that   I will try to get reply to everyone now. 



have a look here: http://www.tiffen.co...format=Screw-In

I am sure they have the right color to achieve what you want.


As Morton already mentioned, use the INON Color Correcting filters on my Z-240 strobes and i believe that they work good.




Thanks Chris,

       I emailed tiffen and they replied that I should talk to the folks at URPRO.  I do believe that filters on my strobes might help, and I may experiment with that.  Thanks for the tip.

In Topic: I hate the dead blue faced zombie diver photos

03 April 2013 - 05:29 PM

Thanks for the tip on the lee straw filter.  I will investigate that.


As far as front mount screw-on filters are concerned, the answer is yes, I can screw-on front filters.  The last time i went diving, I used a custom made, 77mm, fl-b singh-ray filter on the front of my lens.  I shoot raw, and I am able to tone down the orange color pretty well, but it is a lot of orange,  Using a filter on my lens has always helped me more than just using a strobe alone.  (I know that I am far away, but that is the reality of my shooting. )  I look forward to hearing your advice, and I welcome others to add their thoughts.