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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:18 AM
Just joined wetpixel a few days ago. Really enjoying the articles, this is just what I need.
I'm based just outside Plymouth in Devon, UK which is the most wonderful place on Earth to live, truly magical.
I've been a diver for about 8 years now:
PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water qualified with a couple of specialities under my belt too:
Dry Suit Diver
I'm looking to take my Rescue Diver around Easter next year and then a couple more Specialities during the rest of 2013:
Underwater Photography (of course)
Enriched Air EAN
and then go for my Master SCUBA Diver qualification.
I've been a photographer for about 40 years now but never really gotten any further than interested amateur. I currently own a Nikon D60 with a couple of Tamron lenses and a Nissin flash and a Gopro Hero 2 with a SCUBA housing and an LCD back pack. I use Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS4 and Premiere Pro CS4. I guess I know how to use the gear, wpretty much, here I'm weak is I don't know how to be creative with it. I occassionally take a photo worth spending some time developing but I don't think I know what to do to get the best out of them.
I made the decision to take my photography much more seriously about 4 weeks ago and am in the process of enrolling in a college course to learn how to be more creative. I've also decided to buy myself a DSLR SCUBA rig and am pondering just what to get at this stage.
At this stage I'm really just looking for advice about equipment and techniques for capturing images.
Anyway, hadn't intended this to turn into just such an essay, sorry. lol
Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:12 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:00 AM
I started diving in 2004 and have nearly 900 dives completed. I knew early in my diving that I would like to take photos underwater but told myself I would not until I had 100 dives. I was witnessing many new divers with cameras bashing the reefs. I thought they looked out of control. The underwater photographers that were in control were amazing with a lot of diving experience. I started out with a Fuji F810 in an Ikelite housing and now shoot video. I started out shooting video with a Sony HC9 in a Gates housing and now shoot with a Sony XR550v in a Gates housing. I shoot in the Great Lakes and abroad. I mostly shoot wide angle with ambient light and have had very good luck and a great teacher in Tim Blanton. He has a shop on Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras at a resort called CoCo View. I manually white balance a lot underwater using mostly the sand or light patches of reef of scuba tanks always with the proper filter for the kind of water I am shooting through. Looking forward to hanging out here on Wetpixel. My husband, Aqua Paul has been a regular here for a couple years now.
Keep blowing bubbles,
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:18 PM
Teddy Smith, SOC
Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:11 PM
My name is Jason, and I am from Florida's Space Coast. I have been in documentary video production for years, and recently I've taken on a project that has sent me underwater! I am currently in grad school, and for my final project I am working to create a scuba diver's travel guide to Key Largo. I am currently producing a bunch of short form documentaries profiling dive locations in the Key Largo area. These documentaries will go on a database driven website that will serve as a visually intense travel guide for scuba divers! If all goes good I would also like to create a mobile app version of the site. Anyways, enough blabber about that. If you would like to know more about the project and how it is going, check out my blog!
My primary underwater rig is a Canon T2i with an Ikelite housing. I am using a Tokina 11-16mm 2.8, and I would eventually like to get into some macro down the line. I hope to be all finished with my Key Largo travel guide near the end of 2013. And if all goes well, I would like to expand my travel guide to cover all of the Florida Keys!
I joined WetPixel because I am entirely new to the underwater videography game, and would like to soak up the knowledge from the experts, both photographers and videographers! Nice to meet you all.
- Jason Boone
Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:30 AM
No, wait, I'm a diver... I always get those two mixed up.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:29 AM
I'm Simon, 33 years old, live in SE London, UK and I have been a diver for 7 years and an instructor for 3. I have been an underwater photographer for around 5-6 years. I mainly shoot macro as I love the small stuff.
I will be in the next few weeks be upgrading my compact setup to an RX100, Nauticam housing, 2 x YS-D1s and then the UWL-04 and either Dyron, Subsee or FIT diopters.
I also own a HD Hero 2 and a Nikon D7000, 105VR, Tokina 10-17, without housing or ports - this will maybe happen early next year depending on how I get on with the RX100 and whether I feel it neccassary while on holiday etc.
Edited by swgdesign, 11 January 2013 - 03:30 AM.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:51 AM
My name is Gary I've been lurking on Wetpixel for awhile now, my interests are in diving & underwater photography.
Most of my diving is done around the coast of S/W Ireland plus some in warmer waters while on holiday, I started uw photography with a Fuji f30 then progressed to a Sea & Sea DX-2G, recently this has been passed on to my wife and I've upgraded to an Olympus OM-D E-M5 & Nauticam housing.
The information I have gleened from Wetpixel has been very helpful and I look forward to learning a lot more in the future.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:38 PM
i am interested in video
, come from freezing yorkshire UK
been diving 16 years and still loving it
Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:24 AM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:36 PM
I thought I was already registered on Wetpixel but it didn't recognise my e-mail address so perhaps this is my first time here.
I am diving just over 25 years and have been actively taking photographs for about 10 years. My first underwater camera was an Agfa 2008 which took 110 cartridge film in a Guppy housing and I used snorkelling about 35 years ago.
I currently have a Nikon D70 in a Sea & Sea housing.
The Diveshop handle comes from some of the guys in my club who differ from my approach to redundant systems when diving, until they break something and come running (or finning) to me for help.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:12 AM
Thought I'd start spending some time here. But I seem to be having a problem registering... The configrmation e-mail links send me to the forum page but do not seem to have any effect. I can't start a thread or edit my profile from the forum. (I can from the main page.) The instructions say contact an administrator, but there is not an easily located link for that.
ADDED: It seems leaving a introduction worked wonders. Perhaps that should be in the confirmation e-mail.
I'm using a D90 in an Aquatica housing with a pair of Ikelite DS-161's. Our next trip will be to Little Cayman in May, our first time there. I started shooting underwater in 2002 with a Reefmaster and quickly switched to F3 which I used until going digital in 2009 .
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