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3PW

Member Since 18 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active Mar 09 2014 08:01 AM
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In Topic: Buoyancy Arms

10 November 2013 - 12:53 AM

Stix ;)

In Topic: Teaching a 12yr old

10 November 2013 - 12:47 AM

I went on a day workshop with Maria Munn. We spent the morning playing with the camera on land; learning how to use the various setting, learning how to assemble the underwater housing, taking piccies of toys etc. The afternoon was spent in a pool taking shots of a variety of underwater themed toys.

She has written a short book available in e book and hard copy - "Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users" - much of the day was based on the principles in it. Perhaps you could do chapter for each session?

I do agree though that diving skills need to come first as good buoyancy is a key requirement for photography....

Have fun ;)

In Topic: Flooding

10 November 2013 - 12:36 AM

Floods are generally due to lack of care and mistakes when assembling kit... Just one hair caught in an o ring can causes probs. I always dunk in a fresh water tank before taking in the sea. Lots of advice on the net.

In Topic: Not such a beginner anymore - intermediate camera question

10 November 2013 - 12:31 AM

Olympus EPL3 for me. I use additional wet lenses and my hubby has the Zen port and Panasonic 8mm fisheye. Great kit and not too bulky or expensive.

Contact a good underwater camera shop for advice. A number on the internet.

Definitely go on a day workshop or photo holiday if you can. Lots of people spend a fortune on kit and never learn how to use it so are disappointed with results...

In Topic: one strobe or two?

10 November 2013 - 12:24 AM

Depends on what lighting effect you want. One strobe can gives some dramatic shots ;)