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Hi,

 

I am Angelo and look forward to learning more about underwater photography.

 

 

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This is TC from Columbus OH, USA. Been diving for 4 years, but only got into underwater photography seriously about 1-2 years ago. Recently upgraded my gear to entry level DSLR. Hope to get more experience with photography skills, and learn from other UW photographers. Thanks!

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Hi,

 

my name is Vaclav Krpelik and I am experienced UW and landscape photographer from the Czech Republic.

I started with compact cameras in 2007 and moved to DSLR in 2010.

 

I am freediver, so all my UW images are captured on a single breath (no scuba gear used).

 

These days I organise photography workshops and expeditions for public, cooperate with some diving magazines and freediving champions, plus publish articles about photography on some Czech photography web sites.

 

Many thanks for acceptance.

 

Vaclav

www.vaclavkrpelik.com

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Upping my game from a rebel xsi to 7dm2. I dont think i am that good but of course everyone tells me to enter contests. Looking foreward to learning as much as i can here

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Hello

Great site, and obviously a great community. I've enjoyed and learned from many articles/posts. I love diving, and photography. I'm learning to be a better diver, and just suck at photography--but I really love it, and dream that I could be good at it someday. Who knows. But I'll keep at it! Anyway, for the comedic break of the day...I tried an experiment, to definitively conclude whether I actually sucked at Photography, and specifically underwater photography, or whether it was "just my equipment". (See, you're picking up on the comedy now...) I mean, inside, I knew the real answer, but I'm also unwilling to admit defeat

I had a really nice moderate to high end, (but mirrorless) underwater setup, but I just wasn't getting the images that I wanted. You know, the sharp focus, the incredible colors, the lighting, the beautiful images like you see in all the diving magazines. (more laughter...) So I decided it Might be the equipment. Yes, that what it was. So I would give myself No excuse. I would read every equipment spec from my favorite dive photographers, and every tip, every book, every article on technique, and settings. And having limited time, I thought perhaps, I could "cheat" the usual evolutionary order of things, and jump ahead in image awesomeness. (Humor is important...) So I got, what I determined (for me), to be the penultimate system.

Nowhere to hide now! And I set up an awesome trip to take it on--honeymoon in Fiji. Had a blast. But, surprisingly, (as some of you may have guessed) my images still sucked? This was disturbing, because now, there was little (read no) question it was me, not my equipment! (Omg)

A normal person, might be deterred at this point, but thankfuly I don't suffer from that flavor of common sense, and am determined that Someday, I Will get those shots. It is however clear to me, now, that it's going to be about experience and time in the water, and mentoring, (shocking I know). I still love it. And what I'm trying to say, is hats off to all of you, as I continue to gain a deeper appreciation for the talent and abilities you have developed. And I hope to learn from this unique community.

I'm going back to my nice, (but slightly less awesome) system, and concentrate on the fundamentals--(with a side benefit being I can take my camera ought with me on my kayak without sinking it :). I've met some great people diving & shooting, and hope we get a chance to meet someday on a beautiful drift dive or reef far away!

Cheers

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Hello

Great site, and obviously a great community. I've enjoyed and learned from many articles/posts. I love diving, and photography. I'm learning to be a better diver, and just suck at photography--but I really love it, and dream that I could be good at it someday. Who knows. But I'll keep at it!

 

Anyway, for the comedic break of the day...I tried an experiment, to definitively conclude whether I actually sucked at Photography, and specifically underwater photography, or whether it was "just my equipment". (See, you're picking up on the comedy now...) I mean, inside, I knew the real answer, but I'm also unwilling to admit defeat.

 

I had a really nice moderate to high end, (but mirrorless) underwater setup, but I just wasn't getting the images that I wanted. You know, sharp focus, the incredible colors, the lighting, the beautiful images like you see in all the diving magazines. (more laughter...) So I decided it Might be the equipment. Yes, that's what it was.

 

So I would give myself No excuse. I would read every equipment spec from my favorite dive photographers, and every tip, every book, every article on technique, and settings. And having limited time, I thought perhaps, I could "cheat" the usual evolutionary order of things, and jump ahead in image awesomeness. (Humor is important...) So I got, what I determined (for me), to be the penultimate system. Nowhere to hide now! And I set up an awesome trip to take it on--honeymoon in Fiji. Had a blast.

 

But, surprisingly, (as some of you may have guessed) my images still sucked? This was disturbing, because now, there was little (read no) question it was me, not my equipment! (Omg) A normal person, might be deterred at this point, but thankfully I don't suffer from that flavor of common sense, and am determined that Someday, I Will get those shots.

 

It is however clear to me, now, that it's going to be about experience and time in the water, and mentoring, (shocking I know). I still love it. And what I'm trying to say, is hats off to all of you, as I continue to gain a deeper appreciation for the talent and abilities you have developed. And I hope to learn from this unique community.

 

I'm going back to my nice, (but slightly less awesome) system, and concentrate on the fundamentals--(with a side benefit being I can take my camera out with me on my kayak without sinking it.

 

I've met some great people diving & shooting, and hope we get a chance to meet someday on a beautiful drift dive or reef far away!

Cheers

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Hi Im Sue and Im a SSI OW instructor who has been diving for about 4 years. I love underwater photography and video - both taking my own and viewing others and travel for diving as much as possible :) Hoping to glean lots of information reading through these forums :notworthy:

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Hello everyone, I'm based in the PNW and am just getting started in underwater photography. So far for underwater I only have a TG-4, but for above water I have a 5D3 and 1Dx2. I'm looking forward to slowly getting more involved in underwater photography.

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Hello, I'm liloulivi from France. I live in Asia and took up diving 3 years ago. I've finally invested in an underwater camera & housing and looking for advice for upgrades. I'll be glad to share my travel tips on the Asian locations I've dived !

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Hi,

 

I'm Giulia and just upgraded to a dSLR housing with storbe! Exciting times ahead!

 

Happy snapping & safe diving!

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Hi from a new member in Baltimore, Maryland. I'm about to list for sale my Fantasea underwater housing for a Sony RX100 3 or 4. Excellent condition. Used for 3 dives. I'm upgrading to a nauticam. Please contact me if interested.

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Hi,

 

I am Max, I love go free-diving and diving. I adore taking picture and video of this world.

 

I am now struggling because I would like to buy an underwater camera and housing.

I am looking toward mirrorless because I will use it also while free-diving, therefore to put an housing on my canon 70D will make everything difficult in this situation, it will not be really easy to use with just one hand.

 

I am really interested in sony a6000 or a6300 , their specs are great and moreover I can use my canon objective.

But Olympus too are great, and the OMD 5 mark ii is really attractive.

 

I can't decide and I will need help based on your experience! video is important as much as image quality as well !!!

 

Also, any suggestion where to find second hand system? mostly for the housing?

 

Thank you very much in advance.

Max

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Hi all - Steve from Vancouver, BC. Long time member that forgot my username/pw. Re-signed up to sell an item, but have been reading daily for years!

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Hello pwt580 (Peter) here and glad to join the site! Been diving for over 20 years and enjoy shooting underwater for fun!

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Hi I'm Kyle marine biology student and really hope to get into underwater photography !

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Hi! I'm Matt from the US. I'm relatively new to UW photography but have been diving over 15 years. I really enjoy the hobby and look forward to learning more!

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