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  1. Hello,


    I shoot stock, fine art, advertising and editorial full time.


    I shoot both digital and film. I have found that the material cost savings in using digital has allowed for a larger film budget. I also find that many art directors and editors like both as well.


    There is a lot of hype around digital that has given the notion that film is dead. While it is certainly seeing far less action in the mainstream, a lot of high end guys are still using it and seeing even larger sales due to the fact that it is not the same old digital fudge.


    For instance, I have seen a big increase in fine art sales from film images as art buyers are looking for something a bit more "organic" if you will. I am also shooting a lot of slide film in my Hasselblad XPan, a format, sharpness and tonality not yet matched by even my full frame digital gear.


    For what it is worth, I don't shoot marine underwater imagery, I use my housings in a very unconventional way so I really can't relate to what marine pros are doing in regards to film.


    I have been talking to Doubilet about a special project so I might ask him.


    I say shoot film if you want to, it is not any less of a quality medium since digital. Digital is just not the be-all end-all.


    I shoot about 65% digital and the rest film, that is just my take on it.

  2. Has anyone had any experience in using a remote trigger ( strobe and camera ) known as a pocket wizard to:


    A. Fire a remote sumerged camera from above the surface.


    B. Fire a remote strobe that is above the surface while the camera is submereged below?


    I am working on a couple of projects in which I need to be able to do that.


    Any ideas??

  3. Hello,


    I am a pro ( Photographer ) located in Colorado.


    First off, I am glad to explore another facet of image gathering and to meet all of you.


    Secondly, I am just getting some housings for my various gear and would love to know if there are any other's like me who use underwater housings to shoot anything besides typical marine imagery.


    I shoot full frame Canon digital, Nikon & Hasselblad Xpan film.


    I just picked up a pair of Aquatica 4 housings, one for a F4S body and the other to be retrofitted to use my Hasselblad Xpan.


    I may get one for my 5D's but for now, I am starting a big film documentary that will take a few years. The things I plan on using the housings for are anything and everything but marine work. I will do a tiny bit of that but not much, the market it chock full of it.


    So here I am......

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