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Steve Williams

Member Since 23 May 2005
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In Topic: Lightning trouble

11 July 2015 - 07:32 PM

HI Petra,

If you're truly having issues with Lightning I'd suggest finding a nice cozy mahogany drop off and a bottle of you favorite rum and sit out the storm.   :drink:  I'd had some very memorable dives under ongoing Lightning storms but it's not for everybody. If you really meant lighting (as in strobes) I'd council to get yourself a copy of The Underwater Photographer by Martin Edge, still the bible for strobe positions and basic skills to learn.  There are also some great websites that have some really good information.  The Underwater Photography Guide has some good examples on their website as one example.    I've found no matter how much book learning you can get it's still necessary to get in the pool and practice.  If none of that advice helps there is always the reminder to shoot up.


In the image you attached I would think about pointing the strobes higher so the bottom of the light cones just cross at the little ray.  No reason the light the bottom.  The bright bottom also makes the shadows more prominent.   Might look something like this;


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Good luck!


In Topic: Squid

09 July 2015 - 04:39 PM

Great behavior imagery, thanks for sharing it.  Where in the Med?




In Topic: Showreel

08 July 2015 - 07:35 PM

Thanks for the lesson Simon.    Love the little mermaid.    :clapping:  :clapping:  :clapping:  :clapping:  :clapping:




In Topic: YS-D1 vs the new YS-D2

06 July 2015 - 09:35 AM

I haven't shot them myself but first comments from friends note the much improved recycling time for the new version.  That would be enough for me to trade up if the cost was not prohibitive. 


Good luck,


In Topic: The Flying Snakes of Gili Manuk

05 July 2015 - 09:11 PM

Crazy good  and I don't normally like snakes.  Well done!