Buying underwater photography gear from the secondhand market is an absolute minefield. There are some amazing bargains to be had but for every one of those there’s often two or three turkeys that you need to steer clear of.
I’ve not addressed one of the big questions in underwater photography yet. Which are better strobes or video lights? In this blog I am going to explain how using these different light sources impacts on your underwater photography and look at when you would use one or the other. I’ll also try and give some advice on how to set your camera when using a constant light source rather than a flash.
In part two of my musings I mentioned using a snoot to manipulate strobe lighting while taking underwater macro shots. In this blog I'm going to cover them in some detail.
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.