Snapper, just discovered Wetpixel
Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:43 PM
Now trying to figure out how to integrate my photographic life with my newfound love for diving, either professionally or simply as a hobby, I'm not sure yet.
Just found this forum and it seems to be a great resource, my research is all over the place at this stage but within a month or so I hope to have a underwater camera system to bring on my next trip.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:30 PM
Awesome your excited!!!!
Diving is the best thing you have ever done!
Your going to love it! the photo side of things is so more different to on land with regards to light and the physics.
Don't rush it is the key to going all the way!
This site has some absolute legend uw photographers!
Edited by DamonA, 10 May 2012 - 07:31 PM.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:04 AM
You can get great photos with most of them and there are some great recommendations within the forum.
As a new diver I must say that first and for most I would concentrate on your diving. You are new and it does take time to and practice to get good.
A lot of underwater photography is about how you dive not how you take photos.
Comfortable and aware of your surroundings is essential.
If you rush into taking photos underwater and forget about the diving you wont get consistent good photos ever and you wont know what to look for in the first place to take a photo.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:35 AM
I would second Giles and DamonA about the becoming a good diver first. Definitely get some time in the water before you complicate yourself with the camera. People new to the sport have a tendency to bump into other people and worse, coral or sea fans (killing them). To minimize the accidents and increase the safety of yourself, the wildlife and your buddy(s), make sure and perfect you buoyancy by practice!