Such a joy to work with this talented lady. She can not only cycle fast, but is also an excellent model.
During our trip to British Columbia, Canada I started to shoot some night photography sky scapes. And fooled around with flashlights and skytrails.
Over the last days we have been driving up the Skeena River, British Columbia, Canada. Really beautify full scenery and great company with my wife and the boys. On the 10 hour flight I watched the Creative Cloud course Astro Landscape Photography by Lance Keimig It turned out to be an interesting refresher reminding me that it's all about composition, Dhu!
After a six months or so back in to my playground. I sadly missed the best part of the session but it was great to get out there.
At first I tried to trigger the ELB 400 with a radio trigger (Skyport Plus HS) however when submerged more than 50cm the trigger became unreliable. The 2.4Ghz signal is blocked by the water and I resorted to an optical trigger by mounting the Flash housing on my camera housing and configure the ELB 400 to be triggered optically.
Couple of other things I did not take into account:
- For outdoor under/over water shoots you need diving goggles
- White balance is very different un water. Red is blocked so you need to ensure you have the right balance set. Or correct in post processing.
- If I want to use a radio trigger I need to run a sync cable from my
- I need a different Quadra head for my ELB 400 if I want to shoot with either an optical trigger or a long sync cable. I have a "slow" HS head and this will not freeze the action when I shoot with 200th of a second shutter speed. I probably need the Action Head.
- If I want to use the Skyport Plus HS that will float in a water proof container. I need a very long ttl flash cable when I dive that will run to the surface. The longest is 3 meters which is probably not sufficient.
- I need to instruct the models better as I'm submersed most of the time ;-)