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Underwater Photography FAQ's Volume 3 : More about strobes

Underwater Photography FAQ's Volume 3 : More about strobes

Happy New Year folks! After having a break from blogging to do some diving in Egypt and work on our tax return I’ve got back to it with more about the hefty subject of strobes. This time we’ll cover guide numbers, diffusers, sync speeds and a tip on how to reduce your camera’s power consumption.

Power saving tip number one : Flash output

Power saving tip number one : Flash output

Just a short blog for underwater photographers. Did you know that if you are using a strobe on manual power with a fibre optic cable for triggering your camera flash will trigger the strobe on any setting. This means you can set your flash to manual on the lowest power available, which will save you considerable camera battery power if you haven't already been doing it. 

What makes a good underwater camera ? Part 5 Having a Flash

What makes a good underwater camera ? Part 5 Having a Flash

Hope that subtitle doesn't attract the wrong sort of people!

Having a flash on your camera gives you a number of options beyond shooting available light which I discussed earlier in the blogs about Custom White Balance and shooting RAW.