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Blur on sharks and Kelvin Q

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Postby bax737 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:20 pm

Ok a few quick questions 1) Blur on sharks - how can I get that - doing the shark dives in Fiji from Sat and thinking trying a few head sharp rest blurred - also the colour temp I should set my Nikon D300s to - I've set it to 5500K ATM
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Postby scottg » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:58 am

Dave, I also set my color temp to Auto. If you are shooting in RAW then color temp can be adjusted to taste in lightroom / adobe camera raw, etc. Optimal color temps also depends on the color temp of your strobes (e.g. - ikelite has warmer light than Inon/Sea & Sea)

For motion blur, use ISO 100, small aperture and a slow shutter speed, try between 1/4 second and 1/15th of a second.. your flash will freeze the shark head, and the slow shutter speed will blur the background that is lit by ambient light.

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Postby tswinner » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:32 pm

Hi Dave,

The only thing I'd add to Scott's post is remember at those small f-stops your going to be at or near full power on your strobes. The closer you can get to the sharks the better.

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