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Member Since 19 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Aug 07 2015 01:05 AM

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In Topic: Is Social Media Creating Unrealistic Expectations?

07 August 2015 - 01:07 AM

Whenever I see an image I have a natural curiosity to understand its creation and - crucially - the level of manipulation applied to achieve the end result.


How many of us share our rushes? All of them? On the back of the camera after the dive? On the editing screen?


Not many I guess, because initially* it can feel like taking a s**t in public.


And yes, the perfect published world will only reinforce the view that anything that isn't processed/cropped/magic dust/filtered beyond belief is not worthy.


And at some point, credibility/belief is lost. But there is nothing really new with that one.


So yes, unrealistic expectations with regard to backscatter. Unless you are diving the truly crystal clear waters under waters of the Ross Ice Shelf or in Te Waikoro Pupu Springs in New Zealand**.


*initially it did feel like taking a dump when sharing with another photographer. But that emotion passes...and its quite liberating. Highly recommended.

**Last time I heard, diving had been banned in Pupu Springs.

In Topic: Copyright responsibility

26 July 2015 - 11:09 PM

Why do you think the shop is UK-based?

In Topic: Non Payment By Caters News Agency

21 June 2015 - 05:40 AM

Forget agencies. Ring the picture desk and negotiate directly. 


Higher return...less grief...quicker payment...

In Topic: Rectilinear wide angle lens on FX & behind Subal glass

19 June 2015 - 09:31 AM

Cheers all. Second Valentine Tank is processing right now...and the offshore Coronation wreck site comprising cannon & anchors (not all of it...) is under way...


Watch this space!

In Topic: Rectilinear wide angle lens on FX & behind Subal glass

17 June 2015 - 11:43 PM

So it sounds like I'm asking for the moon on a stick. Here's why:-