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About BenBrettingen

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    Minneapolis, MN
  • Interests
    Photography, Diving, Fishing and Hunting

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Panasonic GH4
  • Camera Housing
    Nauticam NA-GH4
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea & Sea YS-D1
  1. Here is really the results from my first underwater session. I'm shooting the GH4 in a Nauticam housing with the LUMIX 7-14 on this shot. The image was taken in Northern Minnesota on a small 600 acre lake, with 10-15 foot of water clarity. The Smallie is in the processing of bedding, which is protecting the little rock structure she built in a flooded tree. I did all of my post processing in LR5. Here is the info: 1/250 sec at f/ 4.5 iso 200 I'm curious to hear some feedback! Thanks!
  2. I think the leading lines in the photo really move your eye nicely through the photo. I'm drawn to the reef from the bottom right corner which leads to the diver, and then I'm drawn from the fish to the diver. The depth of the school of fish and the reef heading into the background really give it dimension too. I don't know what's on the right hand side of the photo but I would have maybe left a little more space, it creates a little too much visual tension.
  3. Thanks for the response. Up here in Minnesota we generally run "different" boats for fishing...they only draft about a foot of water and the gunnels are often less than a foot tall! Here is what I ended up going with and it works great. I'm thinking I might run into some signal strength issues but haven't thus far. I went with the Nauticam (A-D) cable 16 ft. with the Nauticam Standard HDMI bulkhead and a simple (d-d) 200mm cable. Easy as that!
  4. I'm new to the whole underwater housing scene and I've got a unique situation which I need to figure out! I'm wondering what parts I will need to connect my GH4 through the m16 bulkhead via HDMI. The interesting part is I will be mounting the camera underwater and have my HDMI monitor above the water attached to a boat. Will these parts get me where I need to be? If not could you possibly suggest the correct setup. Nauticam HDMI (D-D) Extension Cable 5m / 16 Feet With HDMI Bulkhead Nauticam HDMI (D-D) Cable in 200mm Length for NA-RX100V (for connection from HDMI bulkhead to camera) Thanks for the help, it's really appreciated!
  5. Hey Everybody, My name is Ben Brettingen and I hail from the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota! I work for a production company called In-Depth Outdoors and we film an ice and open water fishing show. I do 99% of my diving in freshwater lakes in the midwest and also spend quite a bit of time on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. I am the primary cameraman but have only been able to capture the top half of the action. Enter WetPixel! I shoot on a panasonic GH4 with the Nauticam housing. I'm looking forward to sharing what I know and also learning from all the experienced underwater photographers and videographers on WP.
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