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TomUK

Member Since 05 Dec 2013
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One of my first shots

19 December 2013 - 08:19 AM

One of my first attempts with the underwater housing. Fairly happy with it, but an hour in the water taught me a lot! Breath holding to shoot these so was interesting trying to find a gap in the swimmers to come up and breathe :) Posted Image


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Got the kit and some boardies.... (Hampshire, UK)

18 December 2013 - 06:47 AM

Hi im Tom. Located in the south of England. 

I am a keen photographer and run a fairly successful wedding and event photography buisness as a "Weekend Warrior". In my mission to be a full timer, and seeing a gap in the market locally I decided to take the plunge, and combine my love for photography with my love for the water.

Being a keen swimmer, diver and watersports enthusiast it seemed the perfect match.

Im here, eager to learn! Not just for the business, but to better my photography skills in general.

 

If your local, then let me know. If your not, say hello anyway! Looking forwarded to learning!

 

;)


Housings in the swimming Pool - Pressure?

09 December 2013 - 06:53 AM

I have just bought a D7000 Ikelite housing and associated bits.

My question is:

 

1. I read everywhere that the pressure from the water helps hold the housing and the port etc together. I will initially be playing in a swimming pool and doubt getting deeper than a few metres, so am assuming there will be little to no pressure on my side.

This is a worry, should it be?

 

2. Chlorine pools. I have an acrylic port. I intend on washing the whole setup in the shower after use. Sessions may last upto 2 hours before being washed. 

This will be fine right?


Thanks in advance for your help.


So totally Green and new to Underwater..... help!

06 December 2013 - 02:51 AM

I am a keen and established photographer above water and have taken the leap and bought my first underwater setup. I dive a couple of times a year and thought it would be fun. I decided that buying a housing for my main cameras bodies (Nikon D3S's) was far to expensive so I went with the following setup:

 

Nikon D7000
Sigma 10-20 f4

Ikelite housing 

2 Ikelite d160 strobes

8" lens port

 

I have ordered some grease, and some silica gel.

 

For the moment, until the weather improves I am hoping to use the setup in a swimming pool, playing with portraits and under/over photos. When it gets a little warmer I will be venturing into the sea.

 

Please can you list your top tip, or links to them, I have looked at the site and read lots, but want to be 100% sure all will be good, and I don't get "Flooded" on my first trip out.