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#378526 Humpback whales of Tonga

Posted by NWDiver on 07 November 2016 - 11:03 AM

It was a great trip.  Some of the video is bouncy as the carrier would not allow us to duck dive to get out of the 3ft chop.  But the calves were amazing.  There are 4min and 13min versions.





#371428 Taking a Poll.. How many of you Check your Rig vs. Carry On?

Posted by NWDiver on 11 March 2016 - 10:23 AM

Beauty of a compact system is I carry EVERYTHING on and still all under 15lbs.  

#368168 Manipulating underwater subjects

Posted by NWDiver on 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.

#367942 Manipulating underwater subjects

Posted by NWDiver on 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.  

#364341 Wonderful Weedys

Posted by NWDiver on 17 August 2015 - 06:51 AM

Fantastic, someday....

#362931 The Flying Snakes of Gili Manuk

Posted by NWDiver on 05 July 2015 - 10:17 AM

If you have a snake phobia you might what to skip this dive...Not many places were snakes can fly in 3 dimensions.



#361949 Strobe Technique Tips...

Posted by NWDiver on 08 June 2015 - 06:50 AM

I have never used TTL.  When I see amazing shots it is often due to the creative way people have lit them.  So to the above I would ad, be creative with your strobe positioning.  Here is an old Powerpoint presentation I did. https://www.youtube....h?v=ldCw80PSugY


It's the shots at Wetpixel that make me think "wow how did they light that?" I find  inspiring.  

#361358 Going from DX - 4/3s - FX - Compact, My Digital De-Evolution

Posted by NWDiver on 20 May 2015 - 01:24 PM

Something I put together about how I have come to the conclusion a Compact camera is all the camera I need for my underwater shooting.  Covers costs of the different systems, issues with traveling, how many megapixels do you really need. All based on what am I really doing with my photos???  Plus my experience over 200hrs underwater shooting a compact system.


Sorry to lazy to figure out how to post it with photos here, so here is the link: http://www.aquablued...al-de-evolution


A couple of photos from said system and our last trip to Ambon, Indonesia on the Dewi Nusantara




#357992 WTB / Looking for Sony A6000 + Nauticam setup >> at GR8 Condition...

Posted by NWDiver on 18 February 2015 - 07:33 AM

If you are really looking to step up...may want to consider my a7 setup.




Regardless best of luck!

#356104 Your Favourite/Best Image of 2014

Posted by NWDiver on 01 January 2015 - 08:47 AM

To lazy to dig but from the last trip, sort of right place right time.



#344601 FS Nauticam RX100 Housing, Sony RX100 Camera Both In Excellent Condition

Posted by NWDiver on 17 March 2014 - 09:49 AM

For sale the Nauticam RX100 housing, Sony RX100 Camera and brand new camera case.  All with original packing.  All items are in perfect working order and in excellent condition.  All “glass” on both items in perfect condition, no scratches or flaws.  If you have any issue with these items I will refund your money in full.  You pay return shipping.


PRICE: US$899 For all items.  Feel free to make an offer. Less than the housing alone!!!!





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Box Size: 10”x12”x10”

Weight: 3.5 LBS

Shipping from: Seattle WA USA Postal Code 98109

#342134 Lembeh, OMD EM5, Subsee +10, some snoot….

Posted by NWDiver on 20 January 2014 - 08:07 AM

Julie had a couple of tough days but I think that will be another post as we learned a couple of good lessons.  Regardless Lembeh is great and we will be going back.


A couple more pics.  







#342066 Lembeh, OMD EM5, Subsee +10, some snoot….

Posted by NWDiver on 18 January 2014 - 05:10 PM

Another great trip to Kasawari in Lembeh http://www.kasawari-lembeh.com.  Built for photogs with excellent guides and camera room.  The staff is fantastic, the better half ran into some Fire Coral and required a run to the Bitung ER, the Kasawari staff was wonderful as where the good doctors at the local hospital.  She was good the next day and back in the water, another story for another forum.






#340346 So totally Green and new to Underwater..... help!

Posted by NWDiver on 06 December 2013 - 06:40 AM

These are aimed at beginners but you may find something useful.



#336170 Right place, right time, chance to help a manta.

Posted by NWDiver on 22 August 2013 - 03:35 PM

On a recent trip to Raja Ampat we happened to be at the right place at the right time, or so we like to think.  Recording it was inconsequential.