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.
Have found the Storm Case 935 to be about the perfect carry on for travel. Will fit a complete 4/3, Mirrorless or compact system. Including strobes*, arms, chargers, 2 ports*, etc... This was the case I carried if all the other bags did not make the trip. Will fit in all but the most minuscule overheads and if you have to Gate Check its super durable.
Shows some minor wear and spots where Security, and Customs stickers have been peeled off. But in perfect working order and has all the padded inserts.
So a company exec of a fairly major sporting line (not Nike big but products are used in Pro Leagues) happened across my website and asked if I would be interested in a "location shoot of their products in action?" Ha! He assumes I actually know what I am doing and shooting underwater has anything to do with shooting on dryland. They are sending me a story board of what they are thinking of, so I think I can hash out the shots needed. Probably 2-3 days of work. No major travel.
Images will be used in their online/print promotions and on the physical packaging.
Looked around the web and found the following:
Time $100 per hour
Processing Photos: $7-40 per hour
Wear and Tear on Equipment per Shoot: $30
Travel Costs: $1per mile
Other Costs, cds, postage, etc...: cost plus 25%
Anything else I should ask or take into account?? All and any input is welcome.