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In Topic: which brand(s) for reliable clamps

Today, 01:27 AM

It is going to depend on how much you move your strobes! Old clamps still work - they are just not as nice as new ones!


I'd also add that I thought I was happy with my clamps until I put new one on. 


Arms last forever - just get new o-rings every few years. But new clamps are always a pleasure to use. 



In Topic: which brand(s) for reliable clamps

Today, 12:05 AM

I use Nauticam one and Inon ones


The Nauticam ones are big and easy to use. The Inon ones are really light and compact for travel. 


I tend to change my clamps every 400-500 dives. 



In Topic: UW experiment with Soratama (magic ball lens)

20 May 2016 - 03:35 AM

You can also recreate this effect in Photoshop - should you wish. 


Start with a wide angle photo (which does not need to be fisheye). Best with a central subject. Use Spherise filter to make the circle (selecting just a square for that layer first). For the background just crop and the expand and blur. 


Not as much fun. But better image quality!




In Topic: My New Book: Underwater Photography Masterclass

11 May 2016 - 11:50 AM

As a thank you to those who have bought my book, or will buy it in the future, I have shared two Tutorial Talks that cover lighting with strobes in underwater photography.


They cover the same philosophy and some of the techniques covered in the book. The aim of the talks is to present this material in a different way, to add something to the book. The talks have less detail on how to do the techniques, but they present an overview of how these techniques fit together to produce a way to think about light and lighting underwater that is covered in the book.


The videos are quite long (45 mins and 33 mins) and recorded live in London at a meeting of the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP)! If you log into Vimeo they can also be downloaded to be watched later/in the field.


The videos are password protected, the passwords are random words from the book (directions to find out which word are on the linked page below the videos).


You can check them out here:




In Topic: My New Book: Underwater Photography Masterclass

24 April 2016 - 01:04 PM

Well done, Bob,