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DerekB last won the day on August 19 2012

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About DerekB

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    Wolf Eel
  • Birthday 04/07/1985

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    Seattle, wa
  • Interests
    Freediving, climbing, gymnastics, hiking, Shark diving, photography, mnt boarding, surf photography.

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Canon 7d / t2i
  • Camera Housing
    custom CMT housing 7d/ nauticam t2i housing
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  1. and this image I am absolutely in love with.
  2. Amazing dive last sunday! we had 45+ feet of vis. Here in Washington that is pretty rare! http://youtu.be/U8mtvceb0V8
  3. I was looking at getting the 5d mk iii, until I discovered it lacks an on camera flash. I'm personally too in love with F/o sync. So if nauticam will make an option for F/O this is exactly what I need!!
  4. I really like the 1st shot. You have a great compositional eye! The 2nd shot would probably be equally as awesome if it wasn't in comparison to the legendary 1st photo.
  5. WOW! That spring has amazing structures! Great footage and editing!
  6. Amazing photos on here! I just spent the last 8 months on Oahu. I spent more then half of that time trying to get sunset wave photos using dive strobes, then cheep speedlights, and then hotlights. Mostly ending in frustration, but a few good shots came out. And underwater I think my favorite was one I did for my first commercial photo shoot. It is simple, but clean. I definitely wish I was still Hawaii. But we will see what kind of adventures Seattle brings!
  7. AMAZING! I can't figure out which one I like better
  8. I find this an easy solution for future competitions. 1) Host two different categories. 1) Only basic editing such as Wb.... and a photoshop free category. If you are hosting an art competition, then let the artist create art.
  9. I agree with Ferg42. With the 5d you should be good with the auto white balance. You can also set your WB to whatever Kelvin the lights produce. I would say since you are relying on light produced from the lights, and not what is being filtered through the water depths, you do not need a magic filter. A tripod is a must!
  10. I don't mind the color change. The underwater world is alien, and it's ok for the subjects ( especially jellyfish) to look alien. My biggest critique is that it's not tack sharp. But it is a great image!
  11. I bought sliding glass door curtains. I think they measured 5'x9' and came in packs of two or three. I had them professionally sown, and then hand glued, weights to them so they would not float or be pushed around by the pool jets. Total cost was around $35. I never encountered a problem with the fabric loosing color or bleeding. But I was also in a saline pool. There are a lot of different options you can use. Pool liners and plastic liners, fabrics, plexiglass, all will give you a different look to your image and should be experimented with.
  12. Since I had purchased the vacuum sealer, I decided to try it out. I was actually able to shut of the vacuume right before the buttons would compress. Sealed up the bag looked like it would hold and do the trick. In the water was a different story! Strobe test "week 9": Ended in TWO flooded Yn-speedlights. Good thing they are only 60 bucks. I learned the hard way that the foodsaver vacuume sealed bags are not a good waterproof option, only weather proof. I'm not really sure what caused the leak in the vacuum sealed bag. I'm thinking either high speed debris from the reef or stress on the sealed area of the bag. It didn't leak yesterday, but I wasn't as deep in the waves, and the bag was reinforced with gorilla tape. I'm not really sure what direction I should go: Housing the speedlights, They seem to be more reliable slaving on the flash. Dive strobe, Been having a very hard time slaving the strobes reliably. I think they fire about 45% of the time. Usually when I'm not in the water.
  13. ARRGH! Your probably right! I should have been smart enough to figure that out BEFORE I spent the $120 on the vac sealer! I think with some foam padding, and some JB weld, I can convert a larger otter box into a housing.
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