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  1. Hey guys! My name is Tom Park and i'm a Dive Master and Pro Underwater Photographer from Australia. I get asked this all the time so I made a video with my top 5 tips and tricks to improve your UW photos. I hope you all enjoy and learn something from this Happy shooting! Tom
  2. Here is my second project using FCPX: https://youtu.be/6u1IIMjMOWA I will greatly appreciate your constructive criticism and recommendations. In this video, I was trying to capture a beauty and abundance of marine life in Raja Ampat during our 9-day stay at Misool Eco Resort. My camera is Sony A7Rii with a 28mm and 28mm+fisheye lens. I used two Keldan Video 8X lights (11000 lm, 92 CRI), which are fantastic video lights. Thank you very much.
  3. I get asked this question very often, so here goes, here is my Beginner and Intermediate gear advice. I've been shooting as a pro underwater photographer and videographer for a few years now so hope this helps! Happy shooting! 🤟
  4. We are selling our underwater housing Amphibico rouge for Red cameras (Red Epic MX, Scarlet, Red Dragon DSMC1) Designed for professional underwater use. Practically no tools required to mount camera in housing makes for a quick topside ready camera in minutes. Full electronic control of the camera, with a state of the art control system, 14 Electronic push button controls on dual Amphibi-grips® and a menu panel provides; -Direct access to operational camera functions such as Record, White Balance, Shutter Speed, ISO & Aperture at finger tip access. Easy access to camera navigation functions such as Menu, Up, Down, Right, Left & Select to change camera's parameters. Access to various user define functions, to execute a number of the camera's user keys & function keys. "REDMOTE NOT REQUIRED" All controls are on the grips We made a few custom improvements like Vacuum system, waterproof Lemo HD-SDI output with 30m cable. Separate monitor/recorder Atomos Samurai with control on the body of housing. We’ll be happy to detail everything with a serious buyer. Package: Amphibico rouge housing 9.25” optical glass dome Macro flat port dome port inner shading 1.25” port extension 2” port extension custom vacuum system Vacuum pump focus or zoom gears trim weights top handle monitor shades spare o-rings spare right side handle. 30m uw Sdi cable for Directors monitor Custom modified Atomos Samurai monitor/recorder 2x SSD 2x battery Amphibico custom pelicase Setup of Amphibico rouge on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/76402357
  5. 2019 PHILIPPINES SUPER TOUR - ONE SPACE LEFT Male co-share room WHALE SHARKS, THRESHER SHARKS, INCREDIBLE MACRO - This trip HAS IT ALL Join Tim & Simon for an amazing Journey through the BEST of the Central Philippines!! Sadly one of our guests has had to cancel due to health reasons. This opens up a spot for one male guest. Join Tim Rock, Lonely Planet author and photographer and publisher of The 50 Best Dives in the Philippines and Simon Pridmore, author of the Scuba Confidential book series, as your hosts for an amazing trip to some of the top sites the Philippines has to offer. Excellent for both macro and wide angle photography. CENTRAL PHILIPPINES SUPER TOUR JULY 1 THRU 13, 2019 Read all about it here. https://timrock.photoshelter.com/p/2019-philippines-tri We will board from the beautiful Atlantis Dumaguete Resort "AZORES" the Atlantis first class liveaboard. Diving that once took a month by land to see can now be experienced easily by liveaboard ship through our first class 12-day charter to several beautiful Philippine dive locations. WHALE SHARKS, Oslob, Sumilon Island, the huge Sardine School at Moalboal, Pescador Island & Malapascua’s Gato Island. Also Monad Shoal, known for frequent sightings of thresher sharks as well as manta rays.The dramatic walls of Balicasag, then Apo Island and the world-famous slopes of muck diving heaven at Dauin. This is an itinerary is hard to beat if you want a wide variety of locations as well as incredible diving.
  6. Hey guys! My name is Tom Park and i'm a Dive Master and Pro Underwater Photographer from Australia. I'm starting a UW workshop on youtube with regular uploads and tips to improve your shots underwater. My first tutorial video is up with my top 5 tips and tricks to improve your UW photos. I hope you all enjoy and learn something from this I have plenty of other UW content you may also be interested in Anyways happy shooting! Tom
  7. Hi Everyone, I wanted to share my latest short film. This is a followup to my award winning 'Stay With Us' film. The story will have a total of three parts. This is a film you will want to have the volume up, with some bass if possible, and watch in full HD. It was shot with the Canon 1dx with 100mm macro lens. Curious to know what feedback you all have. I hope you enjoy it. -Dustin
  8. Have you ever dreamed about diving in Raja Ampat, Indonesia? Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! We are giving you a 25% discount in diving and accommodation packages for the upcoming months of May and June! Offer details: 1) This offer is valid for bookings made this month March 2017. 2) Minimum stay: seven nights diving and accommodation packages, full board accommodation (x2 dives, x3 dives or x4 dives per day) Please check our website, we offer flexible packages, no fixed check-in/check-out and our very own personal service in an intimate resort. You can now (finally) dive in Raja Ampat with Biodiversity Eco Resort! Don’t let this opportunity go! You only need to go to our site and contact us saying you are a wetpixel user!! For more info, visit our website or contact us. www.rajaampatbiodiversity.com
  9. Hi everyone, posting in from Monterey Bay, This video features the excitement of diving in a world class destination like Monterey and Carmel. Divers here go to great lengths to squeeze in that perfect dive, but it's all worth it to experience all the amazing things we see down there.
  10. Hi, Some clips of diving around Tobago, visibility wasn't that great but still some nice dives including turtles, eagle rays, stingrays and a wreck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL1QlbH0DsA. Enjoy.
  11. Hello everyone, I just finished up episode #10 of my 'Rolling in the Deep' series. This time we are seeing an overview of the diving around Bali Indonesia. Let me know what you think Enjoy! Dustin Or Youtube
  12. IKELITE + CANON 700D + LENS + STROBES 3000 € UNDERWATER PHOTO SETUP Canon 700D + tokina 10-17 + canom 100mm + Ikelite case for Canon 700d + inon 45 viefinder + wide port +macro port + 2 strobes = 3.000 € Equipment is 100% correct... Canon 700d - 400 EUR Canon 100mm f2.8 macro - 400 EUR Tokina 10-17mm - 400 EUR 3 battery for Canon Charger Ikelite housing for Canon 700d - 1000 EUR Inon viefinder 45° - 550 EUR Ikelite super doom for tokina 10-17 - 250 EUR Ikelite mini doom for 17-50mm - 100 EUR Ikelite macro port for Canon 100mm - 150 EUR Ikelite 200 flash + 2 batery - 600 EUR Ikelite 125 flash + 2 battery - 400 EUR Wireless sensor for flash - 50 EUR Battery charger ikelite - 2 pics Cable for 2 flash - 130 EUR Sending to EU - 50 EUR to world - 80 EUR
  13. I have been a photographer for quite a while and absolutely love the water. I want to get into diving. I would be starting from the bottom and would need to start working on my diving certifications. Where do I start? What do you recommend? I know I have a long way to go before I can actually start shooting underwater, but I would like to start heading in that direction and get comfortable in the water before making underwater equipment purchases.
  14. As foretold, or perhaps threatened, I've found my hundred favourite images to reflect on the things that I've seen as a diver. My best shot?
  15. Hi all, After 20 festivals around the Globe our award winning short movie is online now and ready to be watched! Share it as you like and happy new year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mkROP5wWjM Synopsis: A boat and its working crew in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. a father, a captain, never wanted his boy to work on the sea. The boy finds work in another boat a result of his affection of the sea. The boy learns diving from the cripple Omer, a famous diver working on that boat whom was healthy without a bend then. Time passes the cripple and the boy ends up working on the captain’s boat. There is sponge shortage, dives passes no sponge! Crew is upset and there is frustration among the crew. The tension between the trilogy (captain, the boy & the cripple), drives the viewer into a desolation in the middle of the sea and its bottom. Festivals: * 51th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Official Selection 10-18 October 2014 Antalya, Turkey * 41th Addition Festival Mondial deI'Image Sous-Marine Official Selection - October 30-November 2, Marseille France * Viewers Choice Award 2nd International Bosphorus Short Film Festival,14-28 November 2014, Istanbul, Turkey * 2nd BEST FILM 2nd Seattle Turkish Film Festival 2nd Best Film 23 November 2014, Seattle, USA * BEST FILM 16th Belgrade Underwater Film Festival December 2014 * 2015 Selection Beneath the waves Film Festival (20 cities around the globe) * ANZAC 100 Years celebration film festival - Melbourne, Australia ACMI- April 2015 * Official Selection, Roma Turkish Film Festival September, 2015 * JIFFEST - Indonesian Film Festival November 2015 * Official Selection, International Ankara Film Festival 25 April - 3 May 2015 * Special Jury Award Dogaka Short Film Festival, 22 July 2015 Hatay-Turkiye * 11th Holy Shorts Film Festival, Special Selection, Los Angeles-USA * Official Selection Blue Ocean Film Festival-Monaco 6-9 November 2015 * selection izmir Short Film Festival 2015 Cheers, Mert Gokalp www.mertgokalp.com
  16. I know I can't be the only one with the following challenge Been diving with a camera & housing (one form or another) for the last 15+ years, and outside of diving at places like Wakatobi, Lembeh, etc. (with a camera room close to dock) or on a live-aboard I'm still looking for the best way to carry a fully put together housing (currently for a D7100) & arms from hotel room to boat, many times with a significant walk/transit in between. Example: On the plane to the Big Island (HI) right now (WiFi at 30k feet & WetPixel to help pass the time) for a week of diving with the family. As we usually do, staying in a resort, diving 25+ min away down near Kona or up near Puako. I'll put together my camera gear the night before, and then end up carrying it from the room to the car, then from the car to the boat (along w/the rest of our dive gear). I've been on an unending search for a backpack wide & tall enough to comfortably carry the housing (preferably w/the arms collapsed (but attached). The best I ever found was actually a free backpack from the old Microsoft PDC developer conferences (got one at one at the conference, then started buying them on eBay as they wore out, which was fairly quickly given the environment). After I couldn't find any more of these, I switched to an Akona backpack that was slightly narrower (very tight fit, but was a little more ruggedized (material was resistant to salt water, heavy duty zipper, small waterproof compartment). On my 2nd one of these backpacks now, so thinking about what's next when this one wears out (it's a very tight squeeze [side to side] for the housing). This may only be an issue for those of us who still occasionally tolerate multi-dive day boats (most have limited capacity to carry on larger camera bags), but I've found myself even wanting this during longer excursions off of liveaboards (last year in Raja Ampat we did a 3 dive long range trip with 1 being a shore dive - wanted to carry some gear & my camera in a way that kept it out of the sand). Both hands end up being for dive gear, so really like the option of carrying the rig on my back (also have a wife and 13 year old daughter diving so I seem to be carrying more gear than before - even though they do claim they carry their own gear). So I'm looking for ideas, or better yet, a recommendation for some mythical backpack-like, rugged, salt-tolerating bag big enough to comfortably carry a full housing (and a few odds n ends). Does such a beast exist? - Matt
  17. Hello My name is Jimmy and I am a complete beginner in the field of ("more serious") underwater photography. Underwater photography is something I have felt passionate about to get into for years and years since I'm a freelancing and devoted filmmaker as well as still photographer. I love shooting wildlife and highest on my list has always been to evolve into underwater photography mixing my love for the ocean and its species with my love for photography. I've finally made investments in Ikelite housing and strobes for a Nikon D7100. Currently not living in a very diving friendly part of the world and I only have approx 15 dives under my belt since I took my PADI open water certificate in 2009. My goal from the beginning when started diving is to mix it with photography but understood the necessity of becoming a comfortable diver before moving attempting to shoot underwater. After having now dived in Fiji, Thailand, Tanzania and Cuba I can no longer resist the urge to have a camera with me beneath the waves on my next trip now to the eastern caribbean (where I'm partially from). I am curious to ask advice from the more experienced divers and underwater photographers if more dives are strongly recommended before adding the complexity of photographing as well or if it should be fine as long as I feel up to the challenge? As a person and freelancer I am very active in safety measures for productions and generally have a great respect and understanding for the ocean as I have grown up partially in the tropics. Dive instructors have commented that I'm relaxed underwater and do well. Among my 15 dives I have had dives with Bullsharks and dived through short rock/cave formations which have all been fine. Hopefully this weighs in my favour but it's still difficult to guess how technically tricky the diving will become when adding the photography aspect...
  18. Hey! Iv bought the Nauticam NA RX 100 M2 along with the Flexitray (with right handle) Am finally ready to purchase the Sea & Sea YS D1 Strobe. What mounts, arms do i need to additionally buy in order to have everything up and running. Cheers Tiku
  19. Here are the results of three weeks in Chuuk, as recounted above. https://www.flickr.com/photos/timsdiving/sets/72157645297557139/
  20. Hi, I'm excited to share with you a feature story we've been working on with CBS for a while. Some positive press in the cave diving community. Weeki Wachee Springs is Florida's oldest roadside attraction and home of the mermaids. Its also one of the deepest cave systems in the United States at over 407 feet deep! A highly experienced team of Explorers are pushing the limits of technology in order to go deeper, stay longer, and explore this never before seen cave. The entrance and exit is extremely challenging making it difficult to bring in safety equipment. The window of opportunity to dive only opens for a few months every decade. This highly experienced team must collect all of the scientific data, gather samples and map the system before mother nature decides to render the cave undivable again for a year or the next 10. To view the story on CBS follow the link! It will air again at 5:30 today February 14th and Feb 15th at noon. Becky Kagan Schott & David Schott Liquid Productions, LLC http://www.wtsp.com/news/topstories/article/356706/250/EXCLUSIVE-Secret-underwater-world-beneath-Weeki-Wachee
  21. Gates Housing in excellent condition, only used for one month shoot in the Caribbean and a few weeks in British Columbia. Soaked in fresh water after each use Comes with: 1 x Gates EX1 underwater housing 1 x Standard SP44 (Dome) Port, 1 x Macro FP44 (Flat) Port, 1 x Internal flip Diopter system w/ close up diopter 1 x Flip down green-water color correction filter, 1 x Gates tripod in new condition, 1 x Full set of trim weights 1 x New O-Ring Kit, 1 x Novus Plastic Polish and Cleaner Sony PMW-EX1R XDCAM EX Full HD Camcorder In good shape. Was used as documentary on-land camera as well and has more hours than the Gates housing, but works perfectly. Some cosmetic wear which doesn’t affect the usability. Comes with: 1 x B&W polarizing filter, 1 x BP-U30 stock battery, 1 x Extra long life SWIT S-8U62 battery 1 x Sony SBP-8 8GB SxS PRO XDCAM Memory Card 1 x Sony SBP 16 16GB SXS Pro XDCAM Memory Card 1 x Sony BC-U1 battery charger $7,500. Contact: Twyla at twyla(at)oceanfilms.net
  22. My photo of a juvenile Flying Fish is the cover shot on 'FlyMega', the inflight magazine of Mega Maldives Airlines! Also they put an article about me and my work titled 'Mr. Underwater'. Awesome!
  23. Incredible reefs at Eastpoint. It has been a Caribbean island's best kept secret for years - maybe you've heard some stories but not too many people have found a way to actually get there. Curaçao 's incredible east point diving has been talked about for years - no, call it: bragged about for years as the best diving site of the region. An area the size of St. Martin (St. Maarten) on the south-east tip of this island has been in private hand by the Maal family for centuries. Despite the fact that they would like to develop it for tourism purposes they have continuously been blocked doing so by the Curaçao government. What stayed is a huge wilderness area and supposedly almost unspoiled coral reefs, a rarity in this part of the world. Since the area is private property and outside access is rarely allowed by the family, the only way to get here is by boat. Niels Jorissen from DiveCharterCuracao has been the first to do so on a commercial basis, bringing small groups of 7-8 divers by Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). Since conditions have to be good for diving the east (rough seas are the main spoiler) he also does trips to more common destinations like the famous Mushroom Forest and Wata Mula, always in small groups in order to maintain a good diving experience. But as he says "the best is east". It's mid-December as I join Niels from Caracasbaai, a famous and very popular area among tourists and permanent residents. Dark clouds gather in the distance, but according to Niels we'll be floating in sunshine in less than an hour; "what falls now, won't fall later at open sea". Once his RIB is in the water, we check our belongings, gear up and set everything up at the boat. With 7 divers things are tight but comfortable. The power handle is opened, the warm breeze floats across my face and I close my eyes in anticipation and excitement. After plenty times of diving with Niels the past years I finally make it to the Eastpoint, on a glorious day as well! Roughly half an hour later we are ready to go, it turns out there is hardly any current, a bit of a rarity. Good for us! The dive plan is simple: Love Cave to Tarpon Bridge, the first aptly named after a couple of mating Nurse sharks found here a few years ago, the latter after a massive underwater bridge frequented by schools of Tarpon. "Take it easy if you see them, let them come to you and you'll be almost within touching distance if lucky" Niels says before we finally enter the water. Unfortunately there are no Nurse sharks to be found in the cave, but it is still a wonderful sight to see, nicely overgrown with soft corals in the front. Just lying still to enjoy the view is the best way to experience it, even when diving with 7 others. Once the group has left I just silently enjoy it a little more. 24 hours ago I was stuck in an airplane for eleven hours, now I am totally zoned out on beauty. The Love Cave. Corals in abundance. Tarpon Bridge without the tarpons. Because of rougher conditions, hard corals are much rarer to find here, but soft corals are plentiful. Since nobody has the means of killing off Lionfish in this area they seem to be around in huge numbers. Funny enough: so seem the schools of small fish. I guess they mostly prey on the species that are close to the corals, the huge number of Damselfish seem to be able to escape the slaughter taking place all over the Caribbean. After arriving at the Tarpon bridge it turns out to be an amazing sight as well. However, lucking out again: no Tarpons to be seen. I guess they're out with the Nurse sharks. Time to end the dive and relax a little. Relaxation is literally around the corner where a very shallow lagoon protects us from the (small) waves, it's time for lunch and drinks and to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the East. The Maal family may call it rubbish-bush in need of development, we kind of think the opposite. Perhaps it is a good idea to leave it like it is, there are plenty of hotels already and the pristine nature and reefs could do with the current low-key attention. Underneath our boat some huge Starfish seem to have gathered "it's the only place on the island where you find these in numbers" we are told. It certainly makes for a great photo-opp and our surface interval turns out mostly submerged. Surface interval. Loads of big starfish. Since there are only so much sandwiches you can eat, it is time to head out "we've kept the best till last, that's why we named it Best Reef" Niels tries to add to our excitement. And as soon as we enter the water we understand why. "Shark!" is called before we're even ready to descent. A massive 7 feet Nurse shark is lying at 30 feet, totally relaxed and we all manage to take a photo turn by turn without the animal even raising a fin. I've never been able to get close to one that was full out in the water so this one makes up for all the times I've tried and failed miserably. I'm literally lying next to it, dwarfed at least by a full foot. What a stunning creature. The reef itself is even more mind-blowing: row after row of soft corals in perfect condition. It seems to be a never ending field of softly waving jungle out here. No matter how far we try to look ahead: it's just corals, corals and more corals. With the light coming in from the right angle it is hard not to burst out in tears or shout your enjoyment. This is what you dive for, this is what want to see. This is truly Curacao at its best! Hello Nurse shark! Corals, and more corals. Best reef diving on the island, no doubt about it! © 2012 Rudgr.com (Facebook, Instagram) Equipment used: Canon 5D (mkI) Canon 15mm f2.8 fish-eye lens UK-Germany housing 2x Inon Z240 Strobes
  24. Hi everyone, good to meet you! I live in Key Largo and have the amazing opportunity to shoot tons of photos on some of the most beautiful reefs in America. Currently I've got a Cannon G12 with an Ikelite DS160, an Ikelite housing, and the WD-4 Dome Port. One day I'll have a big boy camera like a 70D and can move on from the compacts. I'm up for feedback and really want to progress and get better as a photographer both above and below the surface of the water.
  25. HI guys. Have not been around here lately but thought you might like to see some highlights from a trip I did last year up to PNG and into Cenderawasih Bay on board the True North. Anyhow, I used EDIUS 6.5 and cut the Raw Canon 1920/1080 25p H.264 with Protune GoPro2 with underwater 1440/1080 HDV (Amphibico Phenom - FX1) together in a 1920/1080 25p timeline. Editing the 8 bit footage in 10 bit mode really made it possible to bring out the underwater stuff.
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