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Old 06-18-2013, 06:22 AM   #1
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Contest photos with strobes-how?


This is for all you photographer and pro aquascapers out there who create amazing, contest worthy, photographs of your aquascapes using external lighting such as strobes or speedlights. I have access to these and I was curious as to what kind of lighting setup you use. i.e. how many and which strobes and positioned where. And anything else you have to offer! I do studio shots of lots of other things but when it comes to aquascapes I haven't found the perfect lighting scheme.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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I'm not a pro aquascaper or a photographer who creates amazing photographs... But have you looked here: http://www.aquatic-photography.com ?

Also I find post production editing can make your photo look a lot closer to what your eye sees. I mainly use lightroom for quick editing and adjust the curves.
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I'm not a pro aquascaper or a photographer who creates amazing photographs... But have you looked here: http://www.aquatic-photography.com ?

Also I find post production editing can make your photo look a lot closer to what your eye sees. I mainly use lightroom for quick editing and adjust the curves.
Thanks for the link, maybe someone has posted about it there. I too use lightroom for most of my processing.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:51 AM   #4
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I just bought a constant LED light I can mount on a tripod and move it how I want. I like the constant light because what you see is what you get. I can adjust the amount of light BUT it does not Freeze the action like a Strobe can.

I am looking into getting a nice strobe flash so I would like to see what others are using. I think a 2 flash set up with slave flashes would be great.
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