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#21 clownphoto

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 01:08 PM

Craig Jones introduced me to his D100 and then Wetpixel and I was hooked!
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 03:16 PM

I found out about it through a google search when i started my job at Fisheye in Cayman in 2000 as I had no idea about UW photo and yet just scored a job doing it.

I became a strong follower after I created digitallywet.com as a teaching resource. Shortly after I was hooked as a daily visitor after having been a digideep member for a while i saw the link everyday and followed it. So sometime in 2002 maybe.

so mixed results .. Google and Digideep.
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 05:32 PM

Eric, I added a poll to help you keep track of the answers. I hope it helps.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 06:09 PM

I cant remeber for sure, I found wetpixel sometime between october 2003 and january 2004. Either I saw a link at digitdeep(I know I knew about Digideep before I knew about wepixel) or somone on another web forum pointed me here. Now a'days, you search for anything related to the ocean and wetpixel is on the first page.
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 06:11 PM

Eric, I added a poll to help you keep track of the answers. I hope it helps.

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We can do that? Cool. I could really use a dummies guide to moderating at wetpixel.
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Posted 29 October 2005 - 06:34 AM

The November issue of Scuba Diving Editors Choice awards has you listed as "Best dive related Web Site", so I had to come and check it out. :lol:

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 07:25 AM

Spring of 2002..I had purchased a Reefmaster camera. First trip with it convinced me there had to be a better way. Did a search, found Wetpixel, haven't looked back.
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Posted 29 October 2005 - 08:50 AM

I first heard of Wetpixel when Eric did a presentation at one of the underwater photography clubs I belong to. Or it might have been the Wildlife Photographers of Silicon Valley (mostly uw photographers). I lurked for awhile, then finally got serious and joined when I decided it was time to go digital in 2004 sometime.

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 02:31 PM

Probably not well known . . . wetpixel started and moderated steve's UW forum...Phil Askey onced asked us to move the UW forum over to dpreview (was not a bad idea)...then eric set up the wetpixel forum. Steve has at times over the years echoed wetpixel news items providing a link back to the source. How many here found wetpixel first on steve's? Wetpixel has always had a good relationship with steve's. Steve linked to eric's palau trip and that is when I first knew of eric and soon after that got him to go to kona. I remember the hits would go way up when steve would link us, and the next day our server ISP would email us couselling us to upgrade our plan. So steve can be credited with some of the early success of wetpixel -- including eric getting involved. The rest is history. How did I find wetpixel? I can tell you this. It took several scaps of paper to come up with the name that would be descriptive but short enough for a decent domain name. I kind of regretted it a few weeks later when I dicovered there was already a site with a very similar name but the photos were completely different. I'm glad the name has stuck. I first thought of getting eric more involved when he said that he liked the name of the site -- something we agreed on. I really like what he's done with the place.
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Posted 29 October 2005 - 02:37 PM

Dave! It's great to hear from you. I just spent several days in Denver with a friend, developing a new feature for wetpixel. should be live in a week or two. :lol:
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Posted 29 October 2005 - 02:42 PM

Hey Eric, i wonder if i was working on the boat in Palau when you were there? what year was that?

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 04:22 PM

Mike -- April, 2001. Big Blue Explorer. First time with a camera in the water (Nikon Coolpix 990 / Ikelite). :lol:
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Posted 29 October 2005 - 05:05 PM

Wow Dave, it's great to hear from you! I too discovered Wetpixel about the same time as Eric. A coral researcher friend of mine and I both bought Coolpix 990's and got the Ikelite housing to "split."

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 10:56 PM

Last year my fellow invert/image freak Art Anker asked me to comment on a picture Alex Mustard posted. Once I discovered all the great images & information I quickly became addicted. Now I'm a moderator (thank you, Eric!) and I get even more feed back about my beloved inverts. Life is good!

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 09:09 AM

I was searching the web for a housing for my EOS3, found UK Germany, searched for an info I could find on UK Germany 'cause I had never heard of them and found your personal site. I think then you had a D30 and were waiting for your D60 to arrive, you had it flown to Hawaii where you were there with Jim Watt. Anyway, your personal site had a link to Wetpixel and the rest, as they say, is history.
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Posted 30 October 2005 - 03:24 PM

Ok Sherman set the way back machine. I think I first learned of wetpixel from a post by James at the Helix bb. At about the same time I saw a link for it on Ike's site also. I'm pretty much the luker (international association of lukers local 439) since there is nothing that I could ever add to the talent on this site

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 05:22 AM

I'm pretty much the luker (international association of lukers local 439) since there is nothing that I could ever add to the talent on this site

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Stephen, believe me, there is always something you can add! I learn something new almost everyday on this site, and from all kinds of sources, not just from the experienced photographers!

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 01:25 PM

I was a long time lurker. But that was before I decided to trade up my Canon A40 for one of those fancy 20D's.

I think I found this place on google doing a search for uw photography resources. My memory is hazy, but then again, I have a hard time remembering what I did last week.
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Posted 31 October 2005 - 02:54 PM

When did wetpixel start? Was it after digideep? I think I was around at the beginning. I remember echeng.com and the Palau trip report. It's all a little fuzzy.
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Posted 31 October 2005 - 06:16 PM

I *believe* WP started in 1999, but I'm not clear on that, either. I got involved in 2001 and took over completely a couple of years later.

Digideep and Digital Diver spun off of Wetpixel (Digideep, as a complementary site).
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