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Carpjunkie
19-02-2010, 22:10
Just come up with a brilliant idea, to get around the Flash back you get from wet fish at night.

Often those who use the compact type camera the flash lens can be covered with a cigarette paper, but I have come up with a better fix...

Post it page markers come with a slighly opague tape, that diffused the flash perfectly and to go one better, the colours ( red, blue, green and yellow) can be used as a colour filter, I found the blue one works very well and actually gives a blue hue like moonlight....

tinker
20-02-2010, 07:29
post a pic so we can see what you mean ?

Tuttifrutti
20-02-2010, 10:00
Why do you want pictures of your carp to have a "blue hue"?

mr_penetrator
20-02-2010, 10:40
Lol, tutti you read my mind.......look everyone, I caught a 40lb smurf

Tuttifrutti
20-02-2010, 10:47
Lol, tutti you read my mind.......look everyone, I caught a 40lb smurf

Nearly lost the coffee there Mr.P - nice retort :lol:

scazz32
20-02-2010, 11:06
Lol, tutti you read my mind.......look everyone, I caught a 40lb smurf

quality.... tea over screen moment.

Duck Billed Hedgehog
20-02-2010, 13:23
well it beats adding colours via photoshop afterwards, like TCarper does
*tongue in cheek smilie*

Gravelbar
20-02-2010, 13:35
:confused: think this fellas had too many mushrooms!!

Carpjunkie
20-02-2010, 14:28
It doesn't make the carp go blue, it just gives the light a blue tinge, don't knock it until you try it, you will be surprised !!!

As mentioned it gives a moonlight colouring.

And if you know about photography like i do, the blue actually cancels out the yellow and yellow cancels out blue.
Which makes things have more contrast..... And object more defined...

PLEASUREANGLER
20-02-2010, 14:31
[QUOTE=Carpjunkie;1366948]Just come up with a brilliant idea, to get around the Flash back you get from wet fish at night.

Often those who use the compact type camera the flash lens can be covered with a cigarette paper, but I have come up with a better fix...

Wet fish at night,


Why would I cover my camera with cigarette paper, I do not even smoke.

MY picasa2 seems to fix most things ok.

Is this idea patented. :lol:

mr_penetrator
20-02-2010, 14:37
Just had a go, did i go wrong somewhere?

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd41/mr_penetrator/053-2.jpg

Carpjunkie
20-02-2010, 14:46
Funny, but no.....

This was taken from a photographic website:

This sort of colour temperature conversion can go in either of two ways, of course. If we want to go from yellow-orange light (tungsten) to blue light (daylight) we want a cooling filter. To go the other way we want a warming filter. As noted earlier these are somewhat confusingly named since cooling involves an increase in colour temperature and vice-versa, but the names reflect ordinary casual usage of the words and not colour temperature theory. Naturally, cooling filters are blue and warming filters orange-amber (light orange-yellow filters are sometimes called “straw”).

Only a tip, Pete Castle who takes loads of pictures for carp magazines etc, and is a consultant for Free Spirit uses a fag paper over his flash to soften the flash.....

PLEASUREANGLER
20-02-2010, 15:23
Is this it, the lake was on fire at the time.


http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x182/splitcane/IMG_0007.jpg

Tuttifrutti
20-02-2010, 15:40
Just had a go, did i go wrong somewhere?

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd41/mr_penetrator/053-2.jpg

You'll do anything to cover up a Simmo :norty:

Or...

Did you catch it out of Blue Pool :)

Carpjunkie
20-02-2010, 16:13
Forget it........... That's why your pictures look C***.

carphooker
20-02-2010, 16:19
lets see some of the photos you have taken using this method then.....

Carpjunkie
20-02-2010, 16:49
With opaque tape:

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt320/CarpJunkie_Album/FlaskFilters003.jpg

Yellow Tape:

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt320/CarpJunkie_Album/FlaskFilters004.jpg

Blue Tape:

http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt320/CarpJunkie_Album/FlaskFilters005.jpg

You will notice the Blue one looks better, brings the other colours out, and make the contrast better.

As I said it is only a tip for better photo's....Take it or leave it....

wates
20-02-2010, 17:59
Funny, but no.....

This was taken from a photographic website:

This sort of colour temperature conversion can go in either of two ways, of course. If we want to go from yellow-orange light (tungsten) to blue light (daylight) we want a cooling filter. To go the other way we want a warming filter. As noted earlier these are somewhat confusingly named since cooling involves an increase in colour temperature and vice-versa, but the names reflect ordinary casual usage of the words and not colour temperature theory. Naturally, cooling filters are blue and warming filters orange-amber (light orange-yellow filters are sometimes called “straw”).

Only a tip, Pete Castle who takes loads of pictures for carp magazines etc, and is a consultant for Free Spirit uses a fag paper over his flash to soften the flash.....


Mmmm Pete Castle, I'll hang on your every expert word now you';ve mentioned the Messiah :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

mr_penetrator
20-02-2010, 18:00
I know his brother...................Roy

mr_penetrator
20-02-2010, 18:02
Forget it........... That's why your pictures look C***.

Chill out son, show me an example with a fish at night

Gravelbar
20-02-2010, 18:10
what about captain jack sparrow, with a fish at night. Now that would be awesome lol.....
as mr penetrator says, the proofs in the pudding carpjunkie!
Can you show us some shots?

wates
20-02-2010, 18:23
Yarr !
There be trouble afoot on the high seas i tell ye
Yarr !

Judging by carpjunkies choice of dolls, i don't want to see his "night shots"

and on that basis, I'm out

and so is he pmsl

Mr_Bump
20-02-2010, 18:40
Funny, but no.....

This was taken from a photographic website:

This sort of colour temperature conversion can go in either of two ways, of course. If we want to go from yellow-orange light (tungsten) to blue light (daylight) we want a cooling filter. To go the other way we want a warming filter. As noted earlier these are somewhat confusingly named since cooling involves an increase in colour temperature and vice-versa, but the names reflect ordinary casual usage of the words and not colour temperature theory. Naturally, cooling filters are blue and warming filters orange-amber (light orange-yellow filters are sometimes called “straw”).

Only a tip, Pete Castle who takes loads of pictures for carp magazines etc, and is a consultant for Free Spirit uses a fag paper over his flash to soften the flash.....
If Pete Castle was any good, he wouldnt need fag paper, he'd have a camera with a flash that can be adjusted.

Don't believe all the crap you read in the mags ;)

wates
20-02-2010, 18:54
Mr Bump
how dare you destroy the picture of the scene the young 'un has built in his mind

Carpjunkie, don't listen, Mr Castle is god, he never fishes for wrong 'uns, and has a top flash gun, and a massive party pack of multi coloured rizlas
Get his calendar, it's ace !

Carpjunkie
20-02-2010, 19:00
Pete Castle actually showed us at a photo session we had with him, using a Canon G5 at Horseshoe.

As soon as I get my external hardrive back, from the repairers I will put some carpy shots on here.

In the meantime try it yourself, and you will see what I mean, especially just using plain opaque tape, stops you getting too much bounce back..

Carpjunkie
20-02-2010, 19:03
Mr Bump
how dare you destroy the picture of the scene the young 'un has built in his mind

Carpjunkie, don't listen, Mr Castle is god, he never fishes for wrong 'uns, and has a top flash gun, and a massive party pack of multi coloured rizlas
Get his calendar, it's ace !

Thanks for the support I am actually 38 and a RAF Technician and a specialist in Photo Reconaisance..

wates
20-02-2010, 19:04
point the flash up a bit, stops you getting bounce back.................
and you can't forget to take your box or "point the flash up a bit" with you, like you may with the tape
plus, point the flash up a bit, take shot, bit more, take shot, and repeat, use tree canopy to bounce flash around the subject
you fag paper do all that ?

wates
20-02-2010, 19:06
I'm actually 41 and not in the RAF, if that helps, at all ?

Carpjunkie
20-02-2010, 19:22
And that is why I don't post on here often, only giving it out as a tip, and has been blown into a debate and slagging off...

wates
20-02-2010, 19:25
with a pic of your doll
why not wait and do it proper ?
no dolls in my pics on here, just an ugly bloke with a big hooter

Carpjunkie
20-02-2010, 19:34
Enough said, keep my mouth shut in the future...

Mr_Bump
20-02-2010, 19:34
If hes such a photo god, why is he using a G5?

Cameras have come on alot in 7 years but being in the field you would know that already.

wates
20-02-2010, 19:35
no, just put up relevant examples
i'm always up for new/better ways of doing things, but need to see examples fella

apples
20-02-2010, 19:40
If hes such a photo god, why is he using a G5?

HOW VERY DARE YOU QUESTION PETE CASTLE AND THE ALMIGHTY CANON G5...

wates
20-02-2010, 19:45
pmsfl, a lot, chortle

Mr_Bump
20-02-2010, 19:45
:pHe could have knocked the flash back on camera but no, fag paper wins!

Jackabite
20-02-2010, 19:46
Thanks for the tip,i will give it a go.:thumbs:

PLEASUREANGLER
20-02-2010, 21:50
Enough said, keep my mouth shut in the future...

Thanks for info, your job makes you an expert, but why is Johnny Depp holding a (looks like) Japanese sword? (Katana) should it not be a cutlass?

mr_penetrator
20-02-2010, 23:37
Thanks for the support I am actually 38 and a RAF Technician and a specialist in Photo Reconaisance..

Don't suppose you took the recce pics of Omaha beach did you? They went a bit wrong too :D

spid3r
22-02-2010, 11:35
Enough said, keep my mouth shut in the future...

Take no notice of the children on here carry on with your tips please thanks.:clap: :clap:

diesel_carp
11-10-2011, 09:13
what happen? never did post a night shot of a wet carp, i wanted to see the difference, can you post a pic?

alemac1
12-10-2011, 10:24
just dry them off with a towel, stops the glare from being wet then.......

camber
12-10-2011, 15:45
Surely the postion of the camera is more important to help stop glare? Apart from diffusing the flash for more even lighting, your changing the color temperature of the picture.

Miz
12-10-2011, 16:03
Best way to beat flash reflections is to move the flash to one side of the camera and point it at the fish, this requires a bracket/2nd tripod and a remote flash lead, if this is not viable then diffuse the flash and remove glare in photoshop or whatever!
Another thing that can improve flash shots if you are shooting j.pegs is to set the white balance manually to the flash (lightening symbol)setting rather than relying on auto, improves colours, certainly on Nikons anyway.

Tim_Kelly
23-10-2011, 08:09
If you shoot the pictures in Raw you can burn in a lot of detail in the highlight areas when you get home.