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#1 manatee19


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:58 PM

Just want to share a recent discovery. Most know that one of the fathers of u/w photography is French biologist Louis Boutan.

In 1900 he wrote one of the very first books on this specialty. The French National Archives have digitized the book and it is available on the web. For those interested it can be found at: http://gallica.bnf.f...8/bpt6k10250505


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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:05 AM

Very interesting. The pioneer of self modelling.


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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:33 AM

A few years ago, while working on an article on the history of underwater imaging, I looked through an original Boutan book at Scripps Archives. It was like holding history in my hand.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:34 AM


I quite like the idea of being a scaphandrier rather than a diver, too...