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About Dann-Oh

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    Eagle Ray

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    Riverside, California
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    Photography and Diving

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Olympus EPL10
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  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Backscatter MF1

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  1. Phil, Do you by chance have a write-up on the Anglerfish and how to use it? I can seem to wrap my head around it.
  2. When freediving I am wearing a rubberized weight belt, I will attach something similar to the items (1) and (2) linked below to my weight belt. I have a much nicer version of the item linked in (3) that I can attach to my camera housing and my attachment point. This gives me places to clip things off to. I like having the camera attached at my waist because I can drop it in an emergency to rescue my dive buddy from a SWBO without completely loosing my camera. (1) https://www.piranhadivemfg.com/item/Slip-On-Webbing-LONG-D-Ring-Bent-w-Teeth-15414 (2) https://www.piranhadivemfg.com/item/Slip-on-Webbing-Tri-Glide-w-End-Loop-Select-Version-15380 (3) https://www.amazon.com/Scuba-Choice-Diving-Lanyard-Buckles/dp/B00PVQQQGA/ref=asc_df_B00PVQQQGA/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=241946017885&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3934055597925366734&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031244&hvtargid=pla-564079146701&psc=1 Also, If you haven't taken a freediving level 1 class I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it, even to experienced scuba divers it is a very beneficial course.
  3. The base ISO is 200 for my camera. ill probably set it to 200 - 400 and then leave it there for the day.
  4. @Phil Rudin and @Alex_Mustard Do you have any tips on how to trigger the strobes being so far away from the camera? I will be reviewing Photography Masterclass later tonight and this week.
  5. There are two schools of thought, (1) most people are using the exposure triangle for ambient light photography and (2) using the exposure diamond for flash/strobe photography. There are a lot of people who are afraid to raise their ISO for fear of image degradation. I have used ISO as high as 8,000 on my Olympus EM1-3 without fear, this past new years eve my kid was playing with his cousins and the dogs in the backyard and I needed to use a high iso to freeze the motion and guess what I was able to get some pretty good images for family use. I use On1 Photo Raw to edit my images and it has a noise reduction plug in that works really well.
  6. Awesome video. Would you be able to share what lights you are using for this setup? I'm guessing they are VERY nice since your using a RED camera, haha.
  7. I bought the below kit near the beginning of covid to practice underwater photography. Welp, I still haven't used it as I spent most of my dive working as a DM and not really using my camera. I'm really looking forward to this year of getting some fun dives in for personal enjoyment and skills development.
  8. No honey, THESE Legos are defiantly for the kid(s).
  9. Yes I agree, get a second strobe. then use the money you saved on not buying the camera housing to get out and actually use your camera.
  10. I'm using On1 Photo Raw. I use it for as a replacement for Lightroom, I never really used Photoshop so it seemed silly to pay for it.
  11. Here is the link: https://www.backscatter.com/reviews/post/Best-Underwater-Macro-Strobe-Backscatter-Mini-Flash-MF-2
  12. Here is the link to the review article so you can find out if the new features are worth it for YOU to upgrade. https://www.backscatter.com/reviews/post/Best-Underwater-Macro-Strobe-Backscatter-Mini-Flash-MF-2 The MF1 takes 18650 batteries and the MF2 takes 21700. It just so happens that the 21700 battery is the same battery that is in the backscatter MW4300 video light. That makes it nicer for people using the MW4300. I personally have grabbed the wrong battery 1x or 2x times as I use both the MF1 and MW4300.
  13. I have the Turbo Tec Boots on my drysuit. I am using the ScubaPro Nova fins in a size XL for my drysuit. When Im in m wetsuit I use the OMS SlipStream fin in a size L. Both are white for visibility.
  14. Brett, I was on your site this afternoon looking around with hoping to find an example of your workflow. I'm just worried it might be tough for me at my current skill set (OC Air Recreational limits). I worry about bottom time and the need for multiple dives as I don't know anyone with a boat to get out to the Midnight Hour, or any site regularly for that matter. I think starting out with a portion of the boat would be a good starting point. What would you recommend for lens choice? I'm using micro3/4 and have access to 8mmf3.5 fisheye, 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 , 30mm f3.5 macro, 60mm f2.8 macro.
  15. Hey all, I have been following along on Becky Kagan Schott's photogrammetry journey of the Cornelia B Windiate via Instagram. I am wondering if anyone here can help answer some basic questions. How small of a boat is considered too small? I am interested in trying to make a project out of the boat "midnight hour" which was a squid fishing boat that got greedy and tried to haul in more than it could support and capsized and sank. I think this is a super cool and unique idea but I have no idea where to start.
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