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About JohanKok

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    Ulsan, South Korea

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Canon 600D
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    Ikelite DS-51
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    Gobe focus light, Ikelite flex arm, diopters
  1. Hi All, Any more thoughts on this lens? I'm looking at getting it for landbased and underwater. Would be keen to hear if this is as good as the Canon EF-S 10-22? Thanks, Johan
  2. Hey Jim, I've recently started venturing into the idea of making $ from my photos. I'm not an underwater specialist, more a topside wildlife guy but I am adding underwater to my portfolio. Well, so far I have spent lots of money... I set up a website with my (small) portfolio and a blog to ramble about what I'm learning about becoming a "professional" photographer. It's only been a few months and my research informs me that it will be a long journey. The good thing is that I have learned a heck of a lot about photography, about blogging, about websites, about SEO, about stock photography, about business plans, marketing, social media etc. I have also had small successes like organising my first exhibition, which leads to more learning about colour management and printing etc. My advice would be to stick with it, make it your dream and live an breathe it. I'm guessing the truely successful guys have all done that. Would be great to hear more perspectives and advice. and thanks Tim, your comments are always very informative and helpful and your photos great! I would very much like to be on the recieving end of one of your slideshows!. Cheers, Johan
  3. Thanks for posting. It's great to see the recovery. It's been a long process.
  4. Thanks Tim, When I get a chance I'm going to have a go at some critters at a local park or lake since I have little chance of getting in the water soon.
  5. Hi All, This is for those that, like me, don't get to go underwater all that often. I had a play with the leftovers of my underwater fiber optic snoot build and made some snoots for my camera's built in flash. It's not my original idea, it's based on examples from the net, probably from forum members. Have a look here. I hope it's useful and not too off topic for an underwater forum. Regards, Johan
  6. Thanks Tim, I'll keep working on shooting up. I think, for now, my neck will just have to learn to bend a bit more after seeing the price tag on those 45 degree viewfinders I hear you about selling images, It's certainly not easy and I'm not expecting anything until I have a much more substantial and improved portfolio (above and below water). Cheers, J
  7. Hi All, I'm new to the forum and have only recently acquired a DSLR setup for underwater. Landbased wildlife is what I normally do. The whole website/portfolio thing is new to me as well and I'm slowly building my website and blog. My first trip with my new outfit was to Portulano Diver Resort in the Philippines last weekend. 8 Dives, 100s of photos and so far these are the only onse I could rescue with Lightroom/Photoshop. Needless to say I have a leant a lot and have a lot to learn. Constructive feedback on the portfolio would be appreciated. http://www.johankok.net/#!/portfolio/G0000M2OB64jz.BE Thanks, Johan
  8. Hi all, My name is Johan. I have been taking photos for many years, mainly of birds and wildlife. I started diving some years ago and have always loved it. I started taking photos underwater with a Canon A540 and housing followed by an Olympus TG-2. I recently decided to build a website for my wildlife photos and wanted to add underwater photos to my portfolio. The oppertunity came by and now I have a ikelite housing for my Canon 600D with a single ikelite DS-51 strobe and flex arm. My first dives with it were done just recently and I have a heck of a lot to learn! I will have many questions and I look forward participating in the forums. Cheers, Johan
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