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#1 Elastek

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:14 PM

Hey guys !

Just wanted to share my new (and 1st) website with y'all, trying to focus my work towards minimalism and would love to get some feedback on both the photos and the site, here's the link:

http://www.hamidrad.com/

Thanks in advance & happy bubbles.

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#2 kmo_underwater

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:42 PM

I like your work! The silhouettes are great

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:47 PM

Hi Hamid

Just love your photos.. I real different point of view on the standard. The nudi on the reef with the sun ball is incredible.

Please tell the gear you use. Not that it matters..

Joe

Hey guys !

Just wanted to share my new (and 1st) website with y'all, trying to focus my work towards minimalism and would love to get some feedback on both the photos and the site, here's the link:

http://www.hamidrad.com/

Thanks in advance & happy bubbles.

H.


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#4 Elastek

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:16 PM

Hey thanks a lot,

Most of the photos were taken with a Canon 600d / Nauticam housing / single z240. Some of the older photos were taken with either a G9 / Ike housing or G12 / FIX housing.

I like minimalism as i think it makes UW photography much more accessible to a wider public.

Please feel free to share the link !

H.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:27 AM

Maybe the speed of my internet but it took 3 times to load your site...once there...you should be very proud. Those are great shots.
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#6 Elastek

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:32 AM

Thanks a lot, the loading should have improved now :lol:

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:01 PM

I like the fish eye shot with the mangrove tree, looks like its a planet...

#8 Elastek

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:01 AM

Hey everybody,

Just changed the layout and update the photos of my website, would love to have some feedback :)

http://www.hamidrad.com

Cheers,

H.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

great shots!
the macro stuff of the corwn of thorns and coral looks surreal

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:31 PM

Amazing work. I think the available light shots set you apart from the ordinary.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:30 AM

Just wanted to share my new (and 1st) website with y'all...


It's good, but "minimalism"? I like your focus on the important subject, but I think that "minimalism" is something much more extreme, much more artificial and perhaps not so applicable to what is, fundamentally, wildlife photography.

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Is this minimalism? The detail on the shell makes it something else, I think...

Edited by tdpriest, 20 December 2012 - 05:36 AM.


#12 Elastek

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

Hey thanks guys for the comments.
tdpriest, I believe the use of 'minimalism' to define my work is very subjective, and I the general idea is to have a more basic approach of UW photography, in opposition to most UW 'illustrative' work you see in magazines and such, aiming towards technically good shots, and often missing the instinctive & emotional aspect of it all.


Simple is beautliful in my opinion. Your turtle shot is minimalistic only if you think it is, again it's all about subjectivity and point of view.

Merry minimalistic Xmas and Happy New Year !

H.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

Very nice! Especially like the sunburst mangrove tree shot.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:52 PM

Call it what you like, it's exceptional and speaks for itself........1200 hits and I bet you've sold some already!
Impressed a noob like me that's for sure Hamid.
Thanks for the glimse man..................

#15 Elastek

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

Hey Damon! I did sell a few already, hopefully more in the future... Easier said than done, but i have good hope.

Thanks a lot for the kind comment, I'm real glad you like my work, and by all means, feel free to show it around!

Take it easy,

H.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

Hey Elastek,
I LOVE the one of the school of jacks looking up towards the light. So much emotion in that shot in particular, it's wonderful.

#17 Elastek

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:16 AM

Hey friends !

 

My brand new website is up & running, still in Beta version and loads more photos to come. Thoughts, comments, suggestions are welcome !

Redframe offers great hosting and templates for photographers.

 

 

http://hamidradphoto.redframe.com/

 

Cheers,

 

Hamid.



#18 Elastek

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 01:10 AM

Small update, the correct address is now 

 

http://www.hamidrad.com

 

Cheers !

 

H.