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#1 wagsy

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 06:03 PM

Just cutting up our Ningaloo DVD and came across this grab.

Classic example of a pro in action. ;)

Perfect buoyancy.
No dangling gear
Breathing constantly
Professional head wear
Perfect close buddy formation
Perfect strobe position
Scuba tank band secure
Not overweighted
Ocy located in safety triangle

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#2 acroporas

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 07:19 PM

I can see the skill. Standing in the sand like that ususally stirrs the sand up too much and you get bad backscatter. This guy has managed to land in the sand in perfect form - thus there is no sand cloud.

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#3 james

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 07:34 PM

Plus, notice the perfect strobe placement AND aiming to really nail that portrait type shot.

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 08:52 PM

I swear I wasn't in Australia recently !

I once had a fight break out on a boat for something like this happening .. one guy did something like this .. another guy didn't like it .. and laid off a few punches .. i say almost a fight .. the guy who got hit was about 70 so he didn't punch back.

Is that seriously a macro shot going on with that strobe placement ? or does he just look closer to the reef than he is ?
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#5 Lndr

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 09:25 PM

so now I know what it takes to go pro ! ;) :P :D

nice expose wagsy :)

#6 wagsy

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 11:25 PM

Yes it has taken me many years to perfect my special techniques and while it may not look like I am doing things the conventional way, look at the shot I acheived :P

You all knew it was me didn't you? ;)

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#7 MikeVeitch

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 12:19 AM

dang... you weren't supposed to let them know i was actually in WA and not Bali.... working on our plan of world domination....

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#8 shawnh

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 12:59 AM

Wow, I need some training from this man. I could really get some stable video with this technique. Next dive i emulate this form 100%. BTW...do you sell a tutorial dvd (in HD of course) on the finer points of uw photography?
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#9 MikeVeitch

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 01:08 AM

i do.... ;)

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 05:28 AM

Kinda makes you wonder about the destruction caused on his other shots
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#11 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 05:37 AM

In fairness to this unknown photographer he may well have decided to stand for this shot because he could see that it was safe to stand on the sand.

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 06:19 AM

Why this was happening

Perfect buoyancy.
Ok so a little bit heavey ... but the shellfish in the pocket weighed me down !
No dangling gear No way .. you can't see the hole in the front of the wetsuit
Breathing constantly Um it's a still photo .. i have to breath in sometime !
Professional head wear It's a Bandana .. Hulk Hogan Wore one .. and he was a Pro .. pro wrestler
Perfect close buddy formation Hey my Buddy is right there man ..
Perfect strobe position Photo came out just fine thanks
Scuba tank band secure Um some idiot put velcro on it .. everyone knows velcro doesn't work UW
Not overweighted Hey dude I work out
Ocy located in safety triangle Shit my buddy isn't right there ...
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#13 ChrisJ

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 08:47 AM

this is one of the funniest threads i have seen around here.
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:16 PM

Knees bent...

Elbows in close to his sides....

Camera Housing braced against his forehead....


I bet ya he could take pictures on dry land too! ;) :P
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 10:39 PM

Think you guys may be being a bit harsh, I have seen far worse happen.

At least he isn't kicking the cr*p out of the coral, well not in this shot anyhow.

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#16 wagsy

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 12:12 AM

I'm laughing so hard here. :P :) :D

I wonder who it is :) ;)
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 01:28 AM

That's not a camera housing...its a giant homemade ring!...its Kelly! ;)
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#18 h2opictures

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 06:01 PM

Guys, guys....that's Old School! Didn't anyone ever teach you the "cross-over" technique? You get much better stobe coverage if you take the left strobe and cross it over to the right. Light travels faster, and further, if the strobe is pointed west.

#19 wagsy

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 11:03 PM

Here is another pic of a professional at work.

Special notice to the one handed camera operation and spare flippers! located in the safety triangle zone in case of broken fin strap / buckle. :D

Also notice the super wide view goggles....
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 12:20 AM

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