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Robyn Bright

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About Robyn Bright

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    Starfish

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    Female

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    rbrightsun@yahoo.com

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Canon 5D
  • Camera Housing
    Aquatica
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Sea & Sea DS-1
  • Accessories
    macro and wide angle ports

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  1. Thankfully nothing was affected from the leak. The alarm went off at the bottom and the water never touched the circuitry or the camera or the lens. New price on the housing was $2795 and then for the airlock system and bulkhead was $399. So I paid a total of $3194. What would you like to offer?
  2. Also have the paperwork from Backscatter that this passed pressure test after it was fixed. Would consider selling pieces separately. Thanks! Robyn
  3. For Sale: Basically new* Canon 5D Mark IV camera body with an Aquatica housing, 8” dome port (never used) and Macro Port with extension rings to use with a 8-15 fisheye lens and a 100 mm macro lens respectively, a Canon 8-15 fisheye lens (never used) with zoom gear ring, airlock vacuum System with bulkhead, two Sea & Sea D2J strobes with three electronic sync cords (one extra), one Sea & Sea D1 strobe (extra), two ultralight 8 inch double ball arms and two single ball arms with Sea & Sea YS end with four floats, a NEO Mini 1000 Focus light, extra Canon 5D Mark IV camera battery (so two total plus charger), and all caps, covers, and boxes for all with manuals, extra O-rings for everything, 28 X Eneloop rechargeable AA batteries with two chargers, etc. Also a Pelican 1650 case with padded dividers used once. Price $9,000 or best offer plus shipping - PayPal accepted (New price $11,500+) Massachusetts, USA *Bought this complete underwater system in early 2019 and the bulkheads leaked after five minutes and only 20 pictures taken using my macro lens. The alarm works well! Sent it Backscatter, and they fixed and pressure tested the system and it passed. In the summer of 2019, was diagnosed with a blood clot disorder that had caused numerous mini strokes and went on Coumadin. Then Covid hit and then was going to dive last fall, 2021 and developed a blood clot in the leg and was told that I really shouldn't dive anymore. Thought I would use it at the surface but cannot handle the system anymore as set up is difficult for me now. Just tested the pressure in May at home and it passed. *So the system was basically used for five minutes. Comes with everything to take underwater pictures except 100 mm macro lens as I use it for other photography.
  4. After teaching photography on land for many years, I found the same principles are important to consider underwater including lighting and composition. Here are some examples of Great lighting and composition for you to enjoy!
  5. Hi my name is Robyn and I live in Massachusetts. I learned to scuba dive when I was in Australia as an exchange student in 1986 so basically I learned on the Great Barrier Reef! I have been teaching about photography since 2001 on land and then in 2008 bought my first underwater housing system and have enjoyed taking pictures underwater and seeing so many of the fish and other marine creatures that were in aquariums at my fathers pet store! Here is me in the Maldives!
  6. I have taught underwater photography as well as land for many years in classroom. Any workshops I found always taught me at least something new or had me thinking about a different way to do things. Learn both from the instructor as well as others in the workshop - I find my students give me the best inspiration and ideas! The more you learn, the better you'll be although practice is key. Also be sure you have great buoyancy. I rewrote the SSI photo and video manual last year and tried to incorporate as much as possible to help make your underwater photos look better and gave hints and advice like having good buoyancy (so best if good diver first before taking a camera underwater), how to approach subjects (and find them! Luck does play a part with underwater photography! ; )). I also highly recommend taking a photo class (like through an adult education) as things like lighting and composition, which are the two most important factors in a photo no matter where it's taken, are important to understand if you want your photos to look great. I did put in the SSI text (although they did edit it a lot) about lighting and composition underwater (and how to place strobes to avoid backscatter and get good lighting!). Last but not least, a little bit of photo editing is important too. You can't make a bad photo look great but can make a good one look fantastic with a little editing! One of the things I love about doing photography is you can always learn more and being on workshops is a fantastic way to do so! Good luck with your diving adventures (and getting great subjects to "pose" for you!).
  7. Hello Everyone, My name is Robyn and I've been teaching photography since 2002 on land and then finally able to afford housing for my Canon 5D in 2006 so I can combine all three of my passions of marine life, photography and scuba diving in one! : )
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