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About Spizeck

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  • Birthday 04/09/1986

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    Phoenix, AZ
  • Interests
    Diving (Obviously), Wake Surfing, Hiking, Skiing

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    United States
  • Camera Model & Brand
    Sony A6600
  • Camera Housing
    Nauticam NA-A6600
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea & Sea YS-D2J
  1. Agreed on the shark. I screwed up when he came around and hit the wrong button so I was stuck in playback mode and it wouldn't let me snap anymore shots! Was frustrating, but that spot seems consistent to getting big grey's to come say hi. Agreed on the turtle. I also agree with the reef shot. I am definitely pleased with the shots. Always trying to improve however, do you know any good resources you would recommend to help explain some camera features? Before shooting underwater, I have never owned a camera before.
  2. Tim, I put emphasis on your advise. What do you think? Turtle 4 by Chad Nuttall, on Flickr Coral 3 by Chad Nuttall, on Flickr Grey Reef Shark 3 by Chad Nuttall, on Flickr
  3. I've got two more to add to the list. Eel in Anchor by Chad Nuttall, on Flickr Eel under coral by Chad Nuttall, on Flickr
  4. Appreciate the info. I have read a lot about the, "Shoot up" and will continue to work on it. I am getting my new camera rig (A6600), so I will finally have full manual settings. With the TG-6, I was having a hard time getting good exposure looking up. Any tips? Good info, will keep that in mind. We get usually at least one or two sharks coming by to check us out every dive. Sometimes, we have a couple that will hang out the whole dive, but at a distance. Usually, when I'm focused on something small, I turn my head and BAM, shark 2 feet from my face, gone long before I get the camera up. One of these dives... Again, good info. I really appreciate it. Good info. I actually have that same shot without a diver as well. I tend to like the one without the diver better. Thank you again!
  5. Very true. Thank you for the input. Will work on that.
  6. Yes, I was using a wide angle for the shots. Took several of the scorp at different angles of zoom, just wasn't happy with the clarity of the wide shots. Appreciate the criticism!
  7. Scorpionfish Close by Chad Nuttall, on Flickr Grey Reef Shark 2 by Chad Nuttall, on Flickr Octopus 3 by Chad Nuttall, on Flickr Turtle by Chad Nuttall, on Flickr Full disclosure, I have been using Lightroom for about 3 weeks, these shots are all with a TG-6, I am getting a Sony A6600 setup next weekend. Tips, tricks, what you liked, what you didn't like. I need constructive criticism please.
  8. Just purchased a full rig (my wallet said, "OUCH!"). I had a TG-6 with the Olympus housing, a gopro tray, two 5 inch arms with Backscatter Mini Strobes and the Backscatter Wet Wide Angle. Got a lot of really good shots with it, but wanted more control. Went with Sony A6600 and Nauticam housing, two S&S YS-D2J Strobe. I already had a video light with a cold shoe attachment for focusing / night dives. For a first lens I went with the Sony 10-18mm Wide Angle with an 8" Dome. You will have to excuse me if I am butchering any lingo (please correct me if I am). I am looking forward to learning. Just hit 100 dives recently and currently diving 6-8 times per week. We have amazing critters here where I am working. Tons of Giant Morays, Grey Reef Sharks, Green Sea Turtles, and very friendly Octopus. Add Napoleon Wrasse and Giant Bumphead Parrotfish, should get some good shots.
  9. Hello All, I'm a lucky US Diver who lives in Arizona. Most of my diving is in Mexico or San Diego. My wife also dives and we have taken a trip to the Red Sea (which was AMAZING!). The only part that wasn't great was everyone else was German... Imagine being on a boat for 7 days where literally everyone understands English, but no one speaks it unless talking directly to you. 2020 was set to be an awesome year with 2 dive trips planned, but then COVID happened... Luckily, I am working on a remote US Military Island with 84 degree water, 3 shore dive entry points and an amazing reef. Have 50 dives in the last 4 months. Started diving with a gopro, then moved to a paralenz, discovered video editing is not any fun. I then moved into a TG-6, started getting incredible photos, one of my coworkers wanted to buy the same setup but I decided to sell him mine and moved into the mirrorless world. Just getting my new camera this week. Excited to get wet with it. Spizeck
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