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Member Since 14 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 05 2013 12:24 AM

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In Topic: Underwater White Balance

24 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

the deeper you go the more red you will loose in your images. If you stay at one depth you can do a custom white balance if your housing allows for that on a white dive slate.
A red filter helps at a certain depth, but everything will look to red if you are in shallow water.
I have been shooting in RAW with automatic white balance and corrected in post production, that worked best when I shot at a lot of different depths.
You other choices are strobes as mentioned above. I also have used very strong video lights, the advantage is that you can see how the light affects the scene.

In Topic: Carry on luggage & batteries

22 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

I travel a lot with Camera Equipment and batteries. I never had any issues. I always make sure the battery packs are empty. Once we had a battery pack blow up on a flight in cargo.

In Topic: Water on lens

22 January 2013 - 10:52 PM

Don't try Rainex on Ikelight Domes. The Dome will totally crack within seconds. Half in half out shots are best taken in calm conditions, ideally when you can stand up and have a soft tissue to dry of your lens.

In Topic: Best BCD for New Underwater Photographers

22 January 2013 - 10:48 PM

I am a photographer and PADI Dive Instructor. I think the best BCD is the BCD that fits you well and you are familiar with. Integrated weights are always nice to have, but I have used a weight belt on many dives. I find it easier and faster to take off and I feel more balanced with the weight tight around my waist.