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Brett R

Member Since 01 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active Dec 02 2014 01:49 PM

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In Topic: F'n Stop - big rookie mistake

12 October 2014 - 11:32 PM

Mmmmmm....I forgot to raise the flash to fire the fibre optic strobes, after 10 minutes of scratching our heads trying to raise the flash (and failing!) the strobe session we and planned was very quickly changed to an "available" light session....




In Topic: Bali Trip Recommendations

19 September 2014 - 08:25 PM

Hi Dustin


Get a hold of Mike or Luca at The Underwater Tribe   www.underwatertribe.com  cannot recommend them highly enough.


I dived with them last year and am about to go back in a few weeks....great service and great instruction....




In Topic: Stitching images

20 December 2013 - 02:50 PM

Hi Bob


PTGUI is the way to go, very easy to use.


I use it extensively for all of my stitching and with a little practice and using layers you can eliminate a lot of the stitching errors that can pop-up…also with layers you can deal with moving subjects a lot easier...


Not sure where you are at with your project, but the best advice I can give is be really conscious of the nodal point of the lens/camera set-up as that significantly reduces the errors when stitching.


Have a look at www.underwatervr.com and have a look at the 360 Gallery, lots of images shot handheld, and yes that is my "office"I am the Dive Manager at the Melbourne Aquarium…


If you have any question feel free to ask...




In Topic: Interesting Reflection

20 December 2013 - 02:36 PM

Hi Andrew


Hope you have the issue sorted out….I had a similar problem in my Ikelite housing for my Canon HV30 video camera where the reflections popped up.


The solution I came up with was based on the tests I did by holding my hand over different parts of the housing whilst looking at the monitor….and there were times when the reflections disappeared.  The only explanation I could come up with was that some of the light that got into the housing due to it being clear would bounce around and hit the lens at an angle where the rings/markings would show up.


I gaffer taped an area on top of the housing and a few inches around the front of the housing…haven't had an issue since! Doesn't look great, but the video footage is fantastic!