The key to positioning your strobes is to remember that the strobes should be as far from your camera as your camera is to your subject.
- [Deke] In this chapter,…we're going to talk about what is potentially the most…important topic associated with wide angle photography,…and that is lighting,…specifically how to fight back the blue…and bring out those warm colors using your strobes.…And so we're going to start things off in this movie…by discussing the all important strobe distance rule,…in which you gauge the distance…from your camera lens to your subject…and use that information when trying to…figure out how to position your strobes.…
So we're going to start by taking this very colorful scene here…and simplifying it down to just a few elements.…So imagine those soft corals represent…the primary foreground subject,…which is why they appear white to indicate…that they're lit by the strobes.…Everything that's blue is lit by ambient sunlight.…And we're going to start off by looking at…our camera system from our bird side vantage point here.…And so we've gone to the trouble of labeling everything,…so in addition to the camera,…we've got a housing topped off…
- Wide-angle optics
- Blending and contrasting exposure
- Controlling exposure with aperture
- Lighting underwater
- Shooting on walls and slopes
- Composing underwater shots
- Capturing rays of sunlight
- Going in for close focus
- Post-processing in Lightroom
Skill Level Intermediate
1. What Is Wide Angle?
5. Special Techniques
6. Post Processing
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