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jjoy

Member Since 24 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Jun 22 2014 02:09 PM
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In Topic: Nauticam 41mm Macro Port

09 January 2014 - 07:56 AM

PM sent


In Topic: Nikon 16mm, 55-200 lens, Ultralight, Stix, Inon Optic D, Schneider 6X For Sale

23 October 2013 - 08:44 AM

PM sent on the:

8" Buoyancy arms X 2                            $30 ea.

10" Buoyancy arms X 4                           $38 ea.

 

Thanks!


In Topic: For Sale: Sola Nightsea Fluorescent LED light

17 September 2013 - 05:12 PM

PM sent.  I had a blast doing this on borrowed gear.


In Topic: How to have a good experience at a week-long photo event?

10 July 2013 - 10:27 AM

Well, I can answer my question somewhat.  What I might have done differently:

-Lined up some photos I wanted help with in Lightroom out of my small & meager catalog before I got there, with clear & concise issues/questions (Be prepared to be wowed by those who know Lightroom!)

-Think more about what I would want to demo (now I wished I would have tried something like a subsea +10, etc.)

-Store up some sleep, it's a go-go-go week!

-Open your mind, ask questions, everyone was so helpful and nice

-Be willing to dump what works for you to try new things and don't get hung up on the contest part (if there is one)

 

Otherwise, I had a blast and I found out that despite my lack of experience in so many ways (not that many dives, trips or even use of my camera) you can do well in the contest part, but beyond that I learned a ton and would totally do something like this again.  I was sort of wishy-washy on the whole contest thing, but being forced to proof my photos every day (select, sort and chose) was actually a good exercise for me.   I should apply that discipline more often to my work.

 

I love underwater photos so it was a pleasure to see what other people produced and also to hope to be like them someday (especially in wide angle which I do not have the hang of yet at all)!


In Topic: Dive options - mid May in Califoirnia

30 May 2013 - 04:41 PM

I hope I'm on topic.  I moved to Santa Cruz less than a year ago, but I've not been diving (before I was in landlocked Texas).  Don't laugh, but I almost froze my ass off in 71 degree waters at Aquarena Springs in Texas, so I've been totally scared to try diving in CA.  I love taking photos and would like to experience the Pacific.    I've also had enough of diving in <10' viz for the rest of my life (Lake Travis I do not love you).

 

I don't want to live here for years and realize I was missing something special.

 

It is worth working with someone to learn how to cold water dive?   I see some pretty neat photos, but I don't know if that is an exception or with planning and experience more a norm.  Like I know that every dive in Bonaire is going to be awesome at some level.  Does that happen here?