Introductions (original thread, now closed)
Posted 14 December 2005 - 01:22 PM
RB "Bob" Bonner
Posted 18 December 2005 - 01:26 PM
My name is Blake Young, and I am full-time college student at the University of Texas. I have only been diving for about a year or so, but I am eager to get into underwater photography. I went diving in Cozumel, Mexico last summer, and unfortunately I discovered that every single one of the pictures I took with my little $30 SharkDiver disposable underwater camera somehow ended up completely ruined. The reason for this is most likely...because I was using a $30 underwater camera. So, I received a nice digital camera for my birthday (Canon PowerShot A520), and I am now in the market for a nice housing (and possibly a lighting system). I will be creating a post about this in the Beginner's Forum in case anyone would like to help me out.
Man, I'm glad I found this site!
Posted 18 December 2005 - 03:08 PM
Blake, welcome from another Texan (Houston).
Dual Ikelite Strobes
Photo site - www.reefpix.org
Posted 22 December 2005 - 04:51 PM
my name is melody, i am belgian, left the cold side of the globe over ten years ago working in the diving industry as diveguide/instructor. Currently not so active any more, except with my little olympus C50 and its housing. i am in need of upgrading and am looking into the new oly SP500 uz. have posted some questions about it, but like my sweet neighbour tells me, nobody knows it yet, so i'll just have to wait and see. i joined wetpixel last week, and happy to be part of the family!
merry x-mas and happy new year to ALL!
Posted 22 December 2005 - 06:54 PM
My name is Todd Winner from Hermosa Beach, CA. I've been lurking around on the site for the past few months. I've been inspired by some great photography and picked up some very useful tips. So I'll do my best to try and return the favor.
I'm a long time film shooter and swithced to digital a couple of years ago. I spend most of my time diving the local Channel Islands and oil rigs but also get to warmer water a couple of times a year.
I posted a few images on my home site if you'd like to check out my stuff.
Posted 23 December 2005 - 08:19 AM
Glad to see you here.
Author, Catalina Island - All you Need to Know
Posted 05 January 2006 - 12:03 AM
I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Doug Sloss and I love diving. After 5 years diving in and around Asia and the Pacific, I have returned to Colorado with my new wife Lorenza, also a avid diver. We both love underwater photography and shoot both digital and film. I have always enjoyed reading the forums here on W etpixel over the years, and now with a fast internet connection and some time on my hands, plan to participate as well. Besides, my good buddy and partner in crime, Mike Veitch was starting to feel a little lonely. Anyway, I look forward to becoming an active Wetpixel member. Talk to you soon...
Underwater Photoshop - Take digital editing to a new level...
Posted 05 January 2006 - 12:14 AM
Sigh, must be the wife....
Blog and Photo Archive/Portfolio Site www.mikeveitchblog.com
Learn underwater photography in Indonesia or Join me on a trip www.underwatertribe.com
Posted 05 January 2006 - 02:30 AM
I too have been lurking for a while - and already picked up some great tips.
I started diving relatively late in life (40's) and got into u/water photography 3 years ago. It has become a passion with me, seeing some of the images taken by my peers on this site & in magazines just spurs me on to do better and better........
Although based in the South West of England I have only dived abroad so far (something to do with viz & temperature in the English Channel?!) and am planning to do 5 photo dive trips this year; mainly Red Sea, but possibly Indonesia if funds allow.
I have joined my local club (Bristol Underwater Photography Group) BUWG and had the pleasure recently of hearing Alex Mustard as one of our guest speakers showing his images - needless to say, I am now the owner of a set of Magic Filters & am looking forward to trying them out in 10 days time when I join a liveaboard out of Sharm!
I do hope to be able to give something 'back' to the forum before too long!
Posted 09 January 2006 - 08:00 AM
Posted 09 January 2006 - 09:41 AM
Welcome to the shooters orgy
Alex's magic filters...It's amazing what you can do with left over quality street wrappers, old Blue Peter video's and one spare hand
Give us a write-up about your Red Sea trip and post some pic's. I'm hoping to visit there at sometime soon. So any recommendations and Idea's will be appreciated.
NOW ON SKYPE !!! ... deanb69
Posted 10 January 2006 - 06:10 PM
New to this forum as a registrant, I've been on the sidelines as a guest for a bit, and figure it's about time to take the leap and get more invloved. My base is San Diego, and my interest is digital imaging of all kinds. I've been shooting underwater (video) since 1995, and doing a labor-of-love website dedicated to showcasing underwater video, DiveFilm.com, since early 2000. My latest obsession is video podcasting—underwater video, of course. And I'm totally enthralled with new methods of content delivery, and the whole future of digital imaging and communication. This is a great forum, and I'm looking forward to being a part!
Posted 10 January 2006 - 08:56 PM
2 Aquatica f/3 housings
Nikon film f/5's and f/3's cameras
Way to many strobes to list
All that Nikonos junk
and now a subal d300 setup
Still a film divasourus with a baby toe in digital world
Posted 25 January 2006 - 12:59 PM
I'm Chris. I live in Santa Monica and work as a game programmer. I've been reading the forums a lot, deciding what camera/housing to get - I was looking for a relatively low-priced setup to use just for fun - so I thought I'd register ...
I haven't gone diving in 5 years, but I hope to return to it some day. When I WAS diving, I had a Sony Mavica FD-71? with an Ikelite housing. Never got serious with it though (no strobes, no extra lenses, etc.). Took some okay pictures underwater, but nothing fantastic. I just bought a Canon A620/Ikelite 6140.62 housing/DS-50 system ... BTW - Marine Camera Distributors Rocks! (the housing arrived today, just days after Ikelite.com put up the official 6140.62 page).
My fiancee' (Michelle) went swimming in the ocean for the 1st time last Summer (snorkeling in Kaua'i). She really enjoyed it which makes me thrilled (it increases the opportunities for me to return to the ocean).
Anyway, our honeymoon (late March/early April) will be in Tahiti where we plan to snorkel the Tiputa pass and probably some "beginner" sites as well ... sigh, wish I were diving instead Either way, I hope to get some nice pics.
Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:28 AM
Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:34 AM
Author, Catalina Island - All you Need to Know