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About MatthewAddison

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  • Birthday 10/03/1958

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    Los Angeles, New York

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D3
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    Sea & Sea MDX-D3
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea & Sea YS250 (2)
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    UL floatation arms, Inon 45 degree viewfinder
  1. If you are shooting in RAW, color space plays no part. Only in JPeg as you suspected. In Lightroom, go to Lightroom, preferences, external editing and choose prophoto for your color space. Also, in the develop panel of Lightroom, check the Camera calibration panel at the bottom. It might be defaulted to adobe standard. You can choose ACR (4.2?) whatever is the latest ACR (adobe camera raw) or you can profile your camera using an x-rite color chart and adobe's profile editor program which I believe you can still download from their site.
  2. Eric: The gallery show looks amazing! I wish I was on the west coast I'd be there in a heartbeat! Congratulations on the show. I hope you'll post some close-ups in a report on the opening and if DEMA doesn't give you the space for a gallery show I'd be unpleasantly surprised.
  3. Stew. Are you using a color corrected monitor? Some of the pictures color balance seem a bit off, if you are going for realism, which I felt you were. In one of the shots, the sunball had a red hue which points to over color correcting. Overall, most of the shots were technically good as far as composition. The lighting seemed a bit uneven though in several of the shots, but that's getting really picky and I have tons of pictures myself with similar issues. My only suggestion would be to try and look at things not as you have seen them in magazines or other shots, they have all been done to death. Work on a look that lets us know it is you who took the shot. That's the hard part, but your technique seems to say you are ready to create the "Stew" look. Safe diving.
  4. It always comes back to Ryan doesn't it. Has MM been working out for you? I've been working with some of the agencies in NY but they get the wiggles when I mention pool work.
  5. Thanks James. I like the radio trigger idea. Do you know if this is a custom item or an off the shelf piece?
  6. How are you guys triggering your topside lighting? I thought I saw a thread here on WP but cant seem to find it. Could you point me in the right direction? Thanks.
  7. I found this basic primer on the physics of camera lenses on ITunes U which I thought some people might find of interest. The path on Itunes is: ITunes U>University of Michigan>Science and Technology>Saturday Morning Physics - Current Videos Video #4 (as of this writing) How to keep your focus; The physics of camera lenses
  8. If you mean look and texture, probably the Exhibition Fiber Paper
  9. Hi Mike. I shot these at Legends of Diving a few weeks ago. It is a group who collect and dive vintage dive gear. It makes a very interesting visual story which unfortunately is not conveyed here. I've washed out and softened the shots to try and give them a sun bleached look. What do you think? Check out my website if you are interested in the other images. Hows things out west?
  10. For anyone wishing to read about the Mk VI, here is a link to the user manual. http://www.poseidon.se/downloads/MkVI_Disc...mplete_v1.6.pdf One thing to consider is that all modern rebreathers, whether manually or electronically controlled, rely on chemical oxygen sensors inside the breathing loop to monitor the partial pressure of O2. Historically, manufacturers have employed multiple O2 sensors as a work-around to the issue of the chemical sensors potential to mis-read PO2's, either through condensate build-up on the permeable membrane, or current limiting due to aging or damage. It will be interesting to see if the Mk VI continuos automatic cell verification procedures and algorithms add an additional level of safety by alerting users to O2 cell inconsistencies during a dive. To say that manually controlled CCR's are inherently safer than electronically controlled units ignores this weakness common to both types. The "electronics" in both types of rebreathers begin at the chemical O2 cell. If they are faulty, no amount of computing, whether human or electronic will make either type safe to dive.
  11. I have been told that the clinic will be held at Prodive in Ft. Lauderdale. Contact them at 1-800-776-3483 for more details. I believe it will be held in May 2009.
  12. A very clean look. I agree that the images are loading slowly. On slideshow, it was about 12 seconds between images. Great shots!
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