Realm of the Pigmy Seahorse-shot with film
Posted 14 April 2006 - 04:27 PM
After spending a month in Indonesia shooting underwater from Sorong to Bali this book really rings true. A great bunch of photos-very well put together. And the whole thing was shot on film. This is a fairly recent book so film seems to be alive and working for some still. Mark
2 Aquatica f/3 housings
Nikon film f/5's and f/3's cameras
Way to many strobes to list
All that Nikonos junk
and now a subal d300 setup
Still a film divasourus with a baby toe in digital world
Posted 14 April 2006 - 11:22 PM
But it is not new. I think it was published in 2001 - and actually most of the images were taken in 1998 and 1999. In fact one of Constantinos best known images - the pygmy in the book - won Silver in Antibes in 1997, so it must have been taken earlier than that. But I think the main shoot for the book was in 1998 as his octopus in the shell - from that shoot - was HC at WPoTY in 1999.
But regarding film vs digital I agree! The resolution of books hasn't changed. And if film could do it then - then it can still do it now. It shows that it is eye and skill of the photographer than produces great and lasting images - not how many megapixels they have or even if they have megapixels at all.
Posted 15 April 2006 - 07:24 AM
I would recommend the book and a trip to the Lembeh Straits to any diver/uw photographer.
Nikon D300 with 60 mm & 16 mm lens, SEA&SEA Housing, Sea&Sea YS110 Strobes
Posted 16 April 2006 - 12:21 AM