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  1. I discussed this topic on a webinar last Tuesday for Atlantis Philippines. Link below - feel free to check it out
  2. Same. Maybe Wetpixel can pull off this review (hint hint!). Getting the demos is the hardest part.
  3. Check out this Melibe viridis FEASTING on krill in Dumaguete!
  4. All great points. Certainly a MAJOR price difference that could really affect whether it will become as popular as the earlier versions. A lot more folks like to machine gun fire strobes at 1/2 power these days vs compose a single shot, so they may be very happy to pay a bit more. Guess we’ll find out.
  5. Exactly. I’ve probably been through 3-4 D1s, 5-6 D2s, etc, so if these work, combined with S&S’s favorable dealer pricing, they’ll be very popular
  6. Here's my solution (older video but still relevant). VIDEO: Beach Diving with Camera Gear I don't use the Cetacean bungee any more - just two clips. Actually scheming on a clipless system so the ends don't swing under your fingers and get in the way while shooting. Made of cord only - $0.20 in cost. Will take photos or make a video when I find the time to make it!
  7. Anyone else have this on their dream gear list?! https://wetpixel.com/articles/seasea-ships-ys-d3-lightning-strobe
  8. I haven't been, but in these situations you usually just follow the guide's instructions - they'll put the crocs right in front of you! Awesome shots @JohnnyQuest !
  9. A bit outside the question, but keeping a low profile (no flashy/expensive camera bags), separating any sort of duplicate gear (eg two camera bodies), and being very friendly (speaking some Spanish) helps if you do find yourself explaining your gear to an agent.
  10. Very nice - love the colors on those reef scenes!
  11. Great feedback Algwyn. Glad you were watching the details. I actually use a bit of Dehaze in my editing workflow, bumping it to 7 in this tutorial image. I absolutely do recommend using it, however in very modest amounts. Dehaze tends to affect areas of large detail (vs areas of sharp crisp detail like the new Texture slider). I find that if I use too much Dehaze the image takes on a darkly saturated tone, which brings an amateur look to the image. That said, I shoot Canon, and images have bold color from the start. Strobe color temp and camera AWB might also affect how how Dehaze someone feels they need, especially if the color tones are warm. I've found that some images, like black and white or low contrast, do greatly benefit from cranking the Dehaze slider. Just my opinions - we all have very different approaches to editing. Thanks again for the feedback - this is how we all learn :- )
  12. Hi all - I just published a 15 minute tutorial on my YouTube Channel showing editing workflow on an image of humpback whales. Hope this is helpful!
  13. Thanks for the complements all! Joe - I've actually got a 9+ minute tutorial video all about adjusting white balance in Lightroom in my VIP Video Series. It focuses on Lightroom, as I generally leave white balance on auto for still images. Note that these videos are part of a paid series that supplements all the free videos on my YouTube Channel. -> Correcting White Balance in Lightroom -> Photo Editing: Humpback Whales in Ambient Light (this covers white balance as part of a specific editing workflow) Enjoy!
  14. AshKaras - you alluded to it in your post. Use a high aperture (f/18 +) and more of the background of the image will be in focus. The amount the background will be in focus depends on the distance to your primary subject, a concept known to landscape photographers as Hyperfocal Distance. I cover this in Part IV of my video tutorial miniseries on Autofocus for Underwater Photography. Good luck!
  15. There are a few things here. First, expose for the sunset sky. Second, use your strobes to light the sharks. The water is crystal clear there, so strobe positioning is straight-forward. Be sure to use a high aperture and focus on the sharks not the sunset/clouds. This strobe positioning video discusses it a bit: https://tutorials.brentdurand.com/underwater-strobe-positioning This next video spends over 8 minutes explaining exposure: You'll also want to make sure your autofocus is dialed in. I've got a 4 video mini series here: http://video.brentdurand.com. Good luck!
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