SPLASHDOWN WITH SEA FALCON DUAL FLASH
Underwater lure photography in the studio with plastic or wooden lures is quite challenging, sometimes it takes many shots to get the ideal shot, but sometimes it just happens the first rime. The large size and high buoyancy of the Sea Falcon -Falcon Dual Flash creates a great splash down almost every shot.
Every water shot takes a fair few test shots, timing the drop versus triggering the camera and strobes…. then cleaning the glass tank again and again and again, but its worth the effort in the end.
Metallic lures always reflect everything around them, on dry land that’s easy to control but underwater is another thing. Easiest way is to shoot totally in the dark, all lights off and a non reflective velvet back ground, the only illumination is the modelling lights on the strobes. A few drops and this Sea Falcon stickbait and the colors just pops amongst the splash down.
Whats more satisfying than getting the shot is feedback from the client. They loved it and shared it across their worldwide network and within hours it became their highest performing image on social media.
|Camera:||Nikon Z7 II|
|Lens:||Nikon PC-E 45mm f2.8D ED with FTZ Adapter|
|Notes:||Trigger: Godox XPro N and Nikon WR-10|
|Lighting||Godox ADD600 PRO with 7″ reflector, 2 x Good AD 300Pro with AD-R14|