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#1 Scubamoose

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 11:28 PM

Hi Crew!

I found this link quite interesting NG:Milestones in Underwater Photography
I had no idea the first UW color shot was taken in 1926 :)

And how about those flashes they used for that!!! :)

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:28 AM

Hi Crew!

I found this link quite interesting NG:Milestones in Underwater Photography
I had no idea the first UW color shot was taken in 1926 :)

And how about those flashes they used for that!!! :)

Cheers
Karel

Nice link, thanks Karel.
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Posted 19 April 2011 - 06:08 AM

Don't forget Louis Boutan who started it all in the 1890s. And the Williamson brothers who filmed 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in the 1910s.
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:43 AM

It is a very interesting link about the history of underwater photopgraphy.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:15 PM

What about the Nik IV? Millstones in underwater photography... :D

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 11:04 AM

Very interesting, thanks for the link.
It would have been a "big hit" on the Wetpixel DIY projects, back then. :huh:

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 12:45 AM

For me, the biggest milestone in underwater photography was the advent of the high-quality digital camera because, now, everyone can do it successfully.

I buy my own photographic kit. Diving equipment manufacturers and diving services suppliers get even-handed treatment from me whether they choose to advertise in the publications I write for or not. All the equipment I get on loan is returned as soon as it is finished with. Did you know you can now get Diver Mag as an iPad/Android app?

 

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 04:50 AM

It may be easier (or cheaper) now, but "everyone"? A quick trawl through Flickr reveals a lot of average-to-worse underwater images...

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:28 AM

Karel,
Glad you posted that url. I still have the book, 'The Silent World' by Cousteau given to me on my 13th birthday in '63. It is full of the very oldest of photos and must have inspired me to want to be a diver eventually. But skydiving was my first big thing which I lived and breathed for 7 years back in the early 70's. It wasn't until 82 or 3 that scuba became a passion.
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