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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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I hate the dead blue faced zombie diver photos

03 April 2013 - 07:02 AM

Many times I look at photos of divers, and the diver is blue.  This is true even in popular underwater photography books.  Look at the cover of the most popular underwater photography instruction book.


Here is my actual question.


I want to use a filter on my lens that has a slight tint, but not as saturated as a magic filter, or fl-b filters, or ur-pro filter.  I use ikelite 125 strobes, but I shoot from about 4-6 feet away from my subject.  I know i could get less blue faces if I was closer, but divers really don't want the photographer in their face, unless they are modeling.  I am not using models, just fellow divers as subjects.  If I use an filter from the above choices, I get too much orange in the diver's face, but at least I can tone that down in photoshop.  I prefer a strobe shot with filter compared to a strobe shot without filter.  I'd just like a less saturated filter. I am not interested in ambient light photography.  I am only interested in wide angle photography.  I shoot with a sigma 17-70 for my diver photos.  I have zero interest in a fisheye lens, such as a tokina 10-17, as I dislike the distortion of fish eye photos.


Does anyone know of a less saturated filter than the ones I have mentioned above?


How do you keep your divers from looking dead if you cannot be 6 inches away from them?






Hero3 Black. How do I take advantage of this high definition camera?

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I can shoot at 4K cinema, but how can I view this this, and how can I get frame captures from this? GoPro's website isn't too helpful. Any advice is appreciated.

I have a Windows 7 PC.

Corrupted Hard Drive. Any recommended software for repair?

04 October 2012 - 06:28 AM

I have a corrupted external hard drive. The directory is still readable, but many files are not readable.

Does anybody have a recommended software solution for this type of problem?

Thanks in advance for your help.