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Hello, new member here. Mike from the SF Bay Area, diving 15 years, hack about with UW photo. Always looking to learn something new.

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Hello everyone. Fairly new diver from Orlando here. I've been doing photography above sea for about a decade now and I'm looking to get into it underwater as well. I have a Nikonos V currently, but had a problem with it and it flooded and I'm contemplating the jump to digital now.

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My name is Dena. I live in Iowa so I don't get to do much diving other than about 1 week a year. I have just started to upgrade to a new camera and i am excited to learn more about UW photography!

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Greetings from the Caribbean! I have looked into this forum in the past but have finally started taking my own underwater pictures, the thumbnail below was taken the day before yesterday at Ile Fourchue off St. Barths in the Caribbean; if you click on the link it will take you to my blog calendar and any day with an underwater themed thumbnail will contain dive photos. Bear with me, I'm still learning the appropriate dive technique and will use this forum and its members to learn how to use the equipment at my disposal (Ikelite housing for D7000 and DS160 strobe with a 35mm and 10-24 zoom lens with diopters for macro) to its fullest extent.

 

2012-02-fourchue-dive2-06.jpg

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My name is Mike. I am from WI. I have been vacation diving for a few years with a cheap point and shoot and am ready to take the plunge deeper into underwater photography. I was told this way the place.

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Hi Everyone!!

 

I'm brand new to WetPixel.com, and pretty much brand new as a photographer. I'm a dive instructor who's looking for a little 'more' out of my personal dives, so photography seems like a pretty rewarding challenge.

 

I just picked up a D7000, which I'm excited to splash with it soon!!

 

I really hope to learn a lot from everyone here!

 

Thanks!!

 

Annette Papa

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Hello. New to wetpixel. Been shooting UW photo and video since my first dives just over three years ago. Recently stepped up to the big leagues though as I took the plunge and bought a housing (Aquatica) and strobes (Sea & Sea YS 110A) for my 5D MKII. Just back from my first trip with the new rig to Roatan and loving it. Saturday I'll be taking it under the ice so I will see if I can work all the controls with dry gloves. I'm loving it!

 

TC

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Hi everyone, I'm new here. My name is Mandy and I'm hoping to get some great advice for an upcoming vacation that I'm starting to plan for. It involves heading to the Dominican Republic to swim with Humpback Whales! I look forward to learning about underwater photography! :swimmingfish:

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Hi, just joined today.

 

Been a photographer for a very long time, back when a professional camera was a medium or large format one. Been a scuba instructor almost as long. My first camera was an argus C3, My first Medium format camera was a C-330 (interchangeable dual lens), first large format was a speed graphic and my first digital was a Fuji.

 

Originally learned under Minor White and Ansel Adams and the zone system and over the years have done pretty much every type of photography.

 

Currently, I do most of my diving between Panama City and Pensacola Florida where diving tends to be a lot of the 3 "d's"... Deep, Dark and Dirty.

 

As such, most of my photography is portrait images of fish, which have been used by a variety of Universities, The smithsonian and just recently the next addition of Reef books.

 

I teach underwater photography, mostly with advanced point and shoot cameras, and take pictures with everything from a simple point and shoot to a panasonic GH-1.

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Hi. I'm Josh from central California. Unfortunately, I no longer dive and would like to give my gear a new home.

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hello,

I am French and I am looking to share experiences on this forum.

see you soon!

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hello,

I am French and I am looking to share experiences on this forum.

see you soon!

 

Checking in from the sunny Florida Keys.

 

Long time Canon photographer, and life long on the water, new to combining the two into underwater photography.

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Giovanni and I live and work in Thailand as a diving instructor. My girlfriend is a professional videographer, and we recently purchased a DSLR with underwater housing.

Since then I've been fun diving everytime I could and really getting into UW photography.

I love this forum and I'm really looking forward to exchange stories, info and tips.

Giovanni

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Hi All,

 

Just joined up and very happy to do so. I've been diving for 39 of my 48 years and am a professional photographer topside, doing a lot of aerial work, but love to visually play underwater. Shooting a Canon T2i with a Nauticam housing after years with the point and shoots and it's a new blue planet. Love the Quarterly and level of expertise and involvement here.

 

More Soon

 

Mike Light/San Francisco

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Hello all! My name is Roberto, from Brazil. I'm a Wetpixel fan for so long and I've learned a lot here reading the posts and articles. Now I would like to participate in the forum also. Part of my work can be seen at the site indicated below.

 

See you all soon!

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Hi everyone and greetings from Finland!

 

My name is Juuso and I have dived few years, but just last year I started to do underwater photography too. I'm very excited and have been reading a lot of forums. I hope I can now start take part in some discussions too.

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Hi there, My name is Pauline and I joined this forum to ask some questions and maybe sell some of my used gear down the line. Hailing from Redondo Beach. Long live Catalina Island. Cheers. :lol:

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Hi all,

 

I'm primarily a cold water diver in Seattle but enjoy forays to warmer climes and bluer water.

 

I've just taken the plunge and bought my first DSLR after years of happily shooting the Canon G10. I bought a 7D and just ordered the Aquatica housing.

 

I'm gearing up for an 11-day trip to Curacao and Bonaire (I've been to the latter before, once) - it'll be my first time in the water with the new rig!

 

Glad to have this forum to answer some of my numerous questions... I'd be surprised if I don't have to log in often during my vacation.

 

-Ann

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Hi! Sami here, new to scuba networking. I work in diving in Montreal and am getting excited for the dive season to finally begin!

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Hello Everyone,I am a scuba instructor with some basic UW photo experience in the last ten years. I just upgraded to a Canon 5D MK III, and I anticipate doing more and more imaging now both topside and under water. Looking forward to learning from everyone here. Best wishes for safe diving and great pics.Ed

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Hi

 

I am Paul, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Been doing underwater photography for a couple of years with compacts.

 

Just got a Hugyfot housing for my D7000, along with all the toys, courtesy of Andy Fenn, at Blue Orb/Hugyfot UK.

 

Just need some time over the next few weeks to get out diving and try my new kit out. Will provide an update as I progress.

 

Paul.

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Hello from Vancouver,

 

I started diving when I was 14, I am now "older" and my body says "no more." Huge bummer. So here I am trying to sell my beloved camera equipment and I am finding out that perhaps it has become a bit of a boat anchor as it is all film based.

 

Does anybody out there purchase Nikonos's and film based housings? I have Ikelite strobes and strobe arms coming out my ying yang (can you say that on here?). Any how as I reconnect with the diving community, after a lengthy break I am reminded of why I liked diving so much. Divers are just good people, enthusiastic and fun.

 

Cheers

Sillyfish

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Hi, my name is Ignacio I normaly dive in the north of Spain, now I'm using a D200 with the seacam housing. I hope to learn here and try to help.

Ignacio

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