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M_Bipartitus

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About M_Bipartitus

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Canon 570IS, dSLRs topside
  • Camera Housing
    Canon housing
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  1. It's not as nice as the Mark II but you can get the original 5D and housing at a good price, if your looking for second-hand. My favorite shots from my last trip were 5D and the 100mm macro
  2. I was interested if anyone had experience with what laws apply to taking photos underwater with the intent to sell them. I have a few questions for discussion. I'm aware most paid diving seams to be covered by OSHA commercial diving rules, but I have never heard it discussed in relation to underwater photography. I'm aware that few people seam to worry about it, but I live in an area that is very litigious and I'd like to hear some thoughts on the topic. 1.) First do OSHA commercial diving rules apply? If I'm diving with my camera with the intention of selling photos, by most accounts I'm diving with businesses purposes thus being paid. Is this commercial diving as far as the law is concerned? I've read through OSHA rules and the only exemptions seem to be for scuba instructors teaching, scientific divers, government agencies and public safety divers. Many of the arguments for the exceptions granted for instructors would seem to apply to much of underwater photography, but I've seen no opinions on the topic. Moreover they may not apply if you are hired for some specific subject/ location. 2.) Does it mater if I'm diving for my own stock photo portfolio, or if I have a specific job commissioned by someone else? 3.) What about a paid assistant in the water? They are diving as an employee. What about a buddy that is not being paid?
  3. Thank you for this list. I've realized one location I have been to several times is on the list. I will have to bring this up with them.
  4. I've heard of some people using these adaptors for the eye-fi wifi SD cards with some success, however, you may need to be careful about what transfer speeds and densities are supported. When I looked into this idea about a year ago I found some would not support full data rates and many could only go up to 4GB cards.
  5. I think this comes down to your subject and location. If you are shooting a bright day in tropics then it's not too likely a flash will help, but if it's overcast and you want to highlight your subject a strobe can help a lot. As for two, It shouldn't be necessary, but (just as in a studio) more lights gives you more flexibility to fill in shadows and separate the subject and background. >>Would I need strobe or how much would it help? Would one strobe be enough or how much better would 2 strobes be?
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