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Jerry Bowden

Member Since 03 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 09 2011 03:43 PM

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In Topic: Fishing Ship Invite

05 September 2011 - 12:32 PM

Too bad they are not offering a dive package to compliment the fishing. AOW and boat certs would be required.

In Topic: Newbie Must Read: What new system did you just buy?

04 September 2011 - 09:52 PM

Hi All,
I am new to underwater photography. I did a last minute trip to Key Largo in April and rented a point/shoot with strobe from Stephen Frink (great people). I had never shot a camera in manual mode before so I had a nice learning curve over the week long trip. Stephen gave me some basic instructions which I supplemented with Internet research in the evenings. After getting experienced in making mistakes I managed to capture a few properly exposed images. Had a great time and got hooked on UWP.

I started camera/housing shopping as soon as I got back to Austin. There are a lot of great choices out there, I settled on a Nikon D7000 with a Nauticam housing. I have a 60mm lens and a Tokina 10-17, along with an INON Z-240. Have only had it in fresh water so far, should have some trip pictures soon. Martin Edge's book is a must read. I also picked up a composition book by Jim Church. Wetpixel is a fantastic reference! Thanks for sharing all of your experience. I really like the trip reports.