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Member Since 20 Jan 2004
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In Topic: Manipulating underwater subjects

11 December 2015 - 09:03 AM

Years ago I felt PADI/NAUI/SSI/etc needed to put out Rules for Underwater Photographers.  Teach it in their classes.  Make posters dive resorts could post.  Problem is photogs think they have to have that shot and are too impatient to wait, work for it.  Resorts want people happy, Guides want tips, nobody wants to be the bad guy.  If a resort/guide could say "if we want to keep our Padi/Naui/SSI 5 Star rating we need to adhere to these rules" it would take some of the pressure off the Guides.  I talked  to several resorts, some in Lembeh and there was support but the Agencies did not want to get involved, I gave up the "crusade".  


So beyond destroying the vistas we love, harassing the creatures that make it special it devalues everyones images.  


End of rant.

In Topic: Manipulating underwater subjects

05 December 2015 - 05:05 AM

Agree, tired of seeing manipulated subjects.  A subject that we need to keep revisiting and wish competitions would just eliminate "set" photos.  Yes every now and then someone who honestly was at the right place at the right time may get lumped in but hopefully they will have photos "before" that can support the shot was one of those amazing moments.  

In Topic: Debating my first set-up

03 September 2015 - 06:30 AM

We all go through this process at some time.  Some thoughts I had: http://www.aquablued...l-de-evolution/

In Topic: Drone Footage, totally not dive related but has water...

24 August 2015 - 09:14 AM

I have found at about 18mins in I get the 30% battery life warning.  Given I am typically flying it over water, taking off and landing from small boats I start to bring it in then.  You could probably go 25mins and be ok, depending on how far out you are flying it.


Moses I think they are going to get cheaper and better with time.  We have not had a "big", meaning bad, event with one yet but it will happen.  Then the legislation will start in earnest.  Are they any more dangerous than your fellow skiers, bikers, paragliders, skydivers???  With these other hobbies if there is an accident it is typically with other people who are "accepting" the same risks or accidents that just involve the participant.  How many times a day does someone on a bike ram into a pedestrian??  But since it is not sensational no reporting.  The problem here is a drone hitting a school bus, getting sucked up by a jet...Of course I am responsible with flying mine;) it is the other guy and those "other guy" ranks are growing.

In Topic: Wonderful Weedys

17 August 2015 - 06:51 AM

Fantastic, someday....