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I saw the news and this old thought came to my mind again. What is your experience from warming the strobes in green temperate waters? I've seen the effect in blue waters and like it, but how about green temperate waters? Any examples?

 

My strobes are daylight (5600K) and it would be easy to add a warming filter under the diffuser.

 

http://wetpixel.com/i.php/full/inon-puts-t...Videography+RSS

 

 

Cheers

/O

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Keep using your cool (5600k) strobes in green water. When you warm up the foreground in post, the greeness of the water column will improve. If you shoot with a warm strobe in temperate waters, cooling the foreground in post will shift the hue of the water column away from green and towards blue.

 

HTH, Tim

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I shoot in the St. Lawrence river, freshwater and very green. My main subject is actually models. My goal is to make the water blue and the models skin look like skin, as much in camera as possible.

 

My method. Camera set to a tungsten WB, and a full CTO on the flashes.

 

Background water becomes blue and anything exposed by the flash is colour corrected.

 

An example with very little post production colour correction.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24810237

 

Cheers

Ben

 

 

 

 

 

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I think it all depends on which type of image you want to create. The warming filters are great for tropics, because it gives you a nice blue. Having dived a lot in Denmark/Norway I personally think that it looks wrong if an image of say, kelp, has blue water in the background.

In my opinion, go with the cool strobes and get that nice emerald green. Have a look at the winning pic on the weekly competition, great example of how green water images can be absolutely stunning!

 

Most importantly have fun with it- Morten.

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Thanks Dave!

 

 

I think it all depends on which type of image you want to create.

 

+1on this. The use of filters (or lack there of) should be used to align yourvisual concept of what you want to capture. There is no right or wrong withrespect to using them or not. I don't always do what I describe above, thoughwhen it comes to capturing people in water generally that is my approach.

 

Cheers

BC

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