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#1 echeng

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:05 AM

We do far too little of this sort of thing here at Wetpixel. Let's see underwater portraits of all of us with cameras!

Here's an image Douglas Seifert snapped of me during our trip to the Solomons last September:

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I'm shooting a Seacam Canon 1D/1Ds Mk2 housing, dual Ike DS-125 strobes, Fisheye focus light, Macromate, Oceanic mini-Shadow mask, and slightly puffy hair.

And here's one that Cor Bosman took of me underneath the Bilikiki:

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Can anyone tell what camera I'm holding? :D
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:50 AM

There is something not quite 'right' about that second shot.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 02:14 AM

There is something not quite 'right' about that second shot.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:40 AM

Yea, knew I would spot it eventually........
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Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:11 AM

Can anyone tell what camera I'm holding?


Flooded one? :D
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#6 DeanB

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:56 AM

Hey...send Dougie over to me and He can shoot me in action...Be afraid... :D B)

Eric, he does nothing by halfs.... I'll find one out... :)


flooded one...Nice... has it got more than 10 million WET pixels... :P

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:53 AM

Yea, knew I would spot it eventually........



Eric also sseems to be able to breath underwater without extraneous things, like regulators :D

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:54 AM

Hmmm guess I need to ask people to take shots of me next time. B)

I love the compactness of that underwater camera. Sure would help cut down on the travel weight. I suggest the on house flash might need a little more power though. :D

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:04 AM

OK, here's an "Aquaman - Master of the Seas" :D shot of me taken by Cor Bosman (should this thread be called, "Post a recent portrait of yourself taken by Cor"? :P ) with Shearwater in the background. The camera is the Canon 1Ds MkII/Seacam in my sig line.
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And here's one taken of me by David Haas - on a separate Shearwater trip - with the same camera and housing, but a macro lens instead of WA:
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Edited by bmyates, 24 October 2007 - 08:05 AM.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 12:36 PM

You know you've been to Tiger Beach too many times when you decide to use a macro lens there...
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:26 PM

You know you've been to Tiger Beach too many times when you decide to use a macro lens there...


:D That's true, although I DO have a reasonable explanation!

I actually really like (with the full-frame 1Ds MkII) the Sigma 50mm macro lens for midrange fish/shark shots, and that's what I was using in the macro port in that shot. The 50mm makes it easier to fill the frame from farther away, and since that was my first visit to Tiger Beach, I didn't realize I would have plenty of chances to fill the frame with wider lenses. :P Here are a couple of the "macro" shots I got with the 50mm:
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:28 PM

Me adjusting strobes and fat-fingering the shutter release
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Same thing here - another oops self portrait. This one happened right on the surface (I'm on my back up reg...) and is pretty clean, tho.
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I'm the only one in my group that shoots, so I have no other shots of me.

Cool topic.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:13 PM

Another Shearwater pic; only half underwater during lemon snaps
And my first try out of the Tokina 10-17

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:52 PM

Can anyone tell what camera I'm holding? :P


A prototype Canonos? :D

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:49 PM

Self portrait with Nemo while goofing around in the shallows on Cabilao Island, Philippines.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 11:32 PM

that's me. taken by my camera :D

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 03:05 AM

Me in the Red Sea, shot with my rig by a friend.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 11:45 AM

Me (on the right taking photo) with Deano Cook, Tattoo artist, painter and of course UW photographer.

I emailed him that we look like we're doing an advertisment for Atomic masks :D AKA the Atomic Mask BoyZ

Is there an UW photographer that DOESN'T take self portraits?

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:29 PM

Poor viz is probably a good thing :D

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:15 PM

One year ago...

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1980....

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Do you see any difference ? :D