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In Topic: Sola Photo 600

19 July 2014 - 03:45 AM

How much?

In Topic: Strobe and exposure

07 July 2014 - 01:17 PM

Difficult I would go for under exposed but it's down to choice of subject. Sometimes they make nice black and white shots or moody shadows. Should not take too much fiddling to get it right though. I used some simple things to start me off. I set a shutter speed to either freeze it or isolate it. Aperture to set depth of field, big number big dof small number small dof. Then imagine pointing a torch at the subject to highlight it's best attributes. All you need adjust is the strobe power. Adjust one thing at a time and review the changes, once you understand the effect of the change you will be well on the way. I am no expert but this last couple of years my pics have improved massively. I have practiced and read a lot. I did a lot of practice in a darkened room as the weather was so bad I couldn't dive

In Topic: Strobe and exposure

05 July 2014 - 10:21 AM

Have you tried your kit on the comfort of your own home? Try in a darkened room that will allow a bit of practice, set up a little model and snap away. I think it is because of the ambient light and strobe aim. If it is really bright underwater just use the strobe to get the colours back. I would be surprised if you were using more than half power even at 1/500

In Topic: Strobe problems. Please help!

05 July 2014 - 09:00 AM

In manual, don't you need your flash up, so the strobe can detect it and work from it? 

No not with electrical sync cords connected to the hot shoe

In Topic: Strobe and exposure

05 July 2014 - 08:58 AM

That focus light should not cause a hot spot, I have the same one and don't have any problems. It looks more like strobe aiming to me but I am no expert. What was the ambient light like, how deep were you? I dive in similar conditions and with a compact. Yesterday I had to be at f8 and 1/800 and strobe power around 1/4 or it was blown out.