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Member Since 03 Apr 2007
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In Topic: Strobe positioning with fisheye - tips needed!

13 June 2015 - 01:25 PM

 I pulled the strobes closer to the housing and even angled them inwards, but I still had problems getting something even reminiscent of even lighting :(


This is exactly the opposite of what I would suggest doing normally. I use dual Ike 161s with diffusers and normally I would have the arms out as wide as I can with the stobes actually pointing outward. The centre of the image then, is lit by the overlapping "inside edge" of the strobes. This greatly reduces the amount of backscatter, but will still provide adequete light for the centre of your frame.


Like Tim, I really try to make it look like the strobes aren't even in play... natural light with just some fill. I shoot primarily in the great lakes where low light is the rule, and even then, my strobes are typically only set at about 1/2 power.


Also, diffusers will really help with the hotspots. If they don't make them for your strobes, I've seen them fashioned from white plastic container lids (like cream cheese) with a bunch of holes drilled into them, and then duct-taped to the strobe!

In Topic: My first magazine... and a brochure!

28 March 2015 - 06:30 PM

Another "Eau Canada" this month... I must say that I'm not crazy about the editing, but that's not my job!


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In Topic: I'm not sure if I should be flattered or annoyed...

08 March 2015 - 10:26 AM

Honestly, I'd have been happy if he'd just given credit where credit was due. Cropping my name off was the topping on the cake...  and then deleting any mention of the photo at all...

In Topic: My first magazine... and a brochure!

07 March 2015 - 11:43 AM

Thanks Dr. M! :-)

In Topic: For Sale: Ikelite DS161 NiMH Batteries and Chargers

07 March 2015 - 11:16 AM

$400 for the lot, or individually? Where are you located?