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My name is Antony and I'm trying to find a forum which responds!! I have tried a few and activity is either light or only resend to long term members. I have come here as it looks like a friendly bunch.

 

Hope I'm welcomed!!!

 

Little abut me. I have been diving casually for about 6 years and the last 3 I started photography with a Canon G9 and a Canon case. I am also a casual photographer above ground with a canon 50d and a range of Lenses.

 

I'm now looking at taking my photography up a level after an accident with my G9 above ground had rendered it not great for use now. At the same time up my kit to a better solution. I'll post in the relevent forum for that.

 

 

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Hi...I've been following this forum over a couple of years & somehow after the first dive today I've decided to be in this brilliant forum. A full time scuba instructor from Malaysia & addicted to underwater photography.

 

Cheers!

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Hi all! Greeting from Kansas City area! I'm originally from Malaysia, but now is living in the US! Picked up scuba diving a couple years ago and now I'm hook! Working as a Multimedia programmer draws me more to play around with video and photo underwater!

 

From,

Moses

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Hello everyone. Richard from the UK West Country. I have been diving for about 10 years now in the UK, the Red Sea and the Caribbean. A relative newcomer to underwater photography, I shall be reading posts connected with strobe lighting and macro photography with particular interest.

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Even A. Lie from Norway popping in to have a look.

Ive been taking a few thousand underwater pictures with varying results and am looking into replacing my good old G7 now..

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Hi my name is Kieran, i am from Bristol in the UK but live and work in Beijing, China. Just getting started with UW photography using a canon s100.

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Hi everyone I'm Alfred and I'm new in this forum. I know that forums are a good place to learn and interact with other people , so that people can share their experience with each other.

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Greetings from Northern Canada! My name is Mike, and I'm a long time reader here, and now a brand new member. I've enjoyed reading through the forums and learning by osmosis here, and finally have some questions and things to mention. I enjoy still photography, both land and underwater, but have a bigger interest in video at the moment. Looking forward to participating and learning more!

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Hiya,

Just joined wetpixel a few days ago. Really enjoying the articles, this is just what I need.

 

I'm based just outside Plymouth in Devon, UK which is the most wonderful place on Earth to live, truly magical.

 

I've been a diver for about 8 years now:

PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water qualified with a couple of specialities under my belt too:

Dry Suit Diver

Deep Diver

Wreck Diver

 

I'm looking to take my Rescue Diver around Easter next year and then a couple more Specialities during the rest of 2013:

Underwater Photography (of course)

Enriched Air EAN

Shark Awareness

 

and then go for my Master SCUBA Diver qualification.

 

I've been a photographer for about 40 years now but never really gotten any further than interested amateur. I currently own a Nikon D60 with a couple of Tamron lenses and a Nissin flash and a Gopro Hero 2 with a SCUBA housing and an LCD back pack. I use Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS4 and Premiere Pro CS4. I guess I know how to use the gear, wpretty much, here I'm weak is I don't know how to be creative with it. I occassionally take a photo worth spending some time developing but I don't think I know what to do to get the best out of them.

 

I made the decision to take my photography much more seriously about 4 weeks ago and am in the process of enrolling in a college course to learn how to be more creative. I've also decided to buy myself a DSLR SCUBA rig and am pondering just what to get at this stage.

 

At this stage I'm really just looking for advice about equipment and techniques for capturing images.

 

Anyway, hadn't intended this to turn into just such an essay, sorry. lol

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Greetings from Japan! Just getting started here -- a newcomer to underwater photography but out to start buying gear soon!

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Hi everyone,

I started diving in 2004 and have nearly 900 dives completed. I knew early in my diving that I would like to take photos underwater but told myself I would not until I had 100 dives. I was witnessing many new divers with cameras bashing the reefs. I thought they looked out of control. The underwater photographers that were in control were amazing with a lot of diving experience. I started out with a Fuji F810 in an Ikelite housing and now shoot video. I started out shooting video with a Sony HC9 in a Gates housing and now shoot with a Sony XR550v in a Gates housing. I shoot in the Great Lakes and abroad. I mostly shoot wide angle with ambient light and have had very good luck and a great teacher in Tim Blanton. He has a shop on Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras at a resort called CoCo View. I manually white balance a lot underwater using mostly the sand or light patches of reef of scuba tanks always with the proper filter for the kind of water I am shooting through. Looking forward to hanging out here on Wetpixel. My husband, Aqua Paul has been a regular here for a couple years now.

Keep blowing bubbles,

SeaDebbie

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Hello, I am a motion picture camera operator interested in adding underwater to my skill set. I am recently SCUBA certified and am in the process of getting my first housing for practice and to build a reel. I have quite a few questions I hope to get a chance to ask later.

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Hello!

 

My name is Jason, and I am from Florida's Space Coast. I have been in documentary video production for years, and recently I've taken on a project that has sent me underwater! I am currently in grad school, and for my final project I am working to create a scuba diver's travel guide to Key Largo. I am currently producing a bunch of short form documentaries profiling dive locations in the Key Largo area. These documentaries will go on a database driven website that will serve as a visually intense travel guide for scuba divers! If all goes good I would also like to create a mobile app version of the site. Anyways, enough blabber about that. If you would like to know more about the project and how it is going, check out my blog!

 

My primary underwater rig is a Canon T2i with an Ikelite housing. I am using a Tokina 11-16mm 2.8, and I would eventually like to get into some macro down the line. I hope to be all finished with my Key Largo travel guide near the end of 2013. And if all goes well, I would like to expand my travel guide to cover all of the Florida Keys!

 

I joined WetPixel because I am entirely new to the underwater videography game, and would like to soak up the knowledge from the experts, both photographers and videographers! Nice to meet you all.

 

- Jason Boone

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Hello, my name is Deco Rico and I am an alcoholic.

 

No, wait, I'm a diver... I always get those two mixed up.

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Hello al I'm a 29 year old paramedic from the Bay Area. Got into underwater photography last year on a trip to Mexico. Been lurking on the forms and finally decided to register.

 

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Hey everyone just introducing myself. Long time photographer but only been shooting underwater for about a year. I currently use a Canon 5D II in an Outex bag but looking to step up to a "real" surf housing. I am interested in shooting portraits in pools mostly but I do love to float around the tiny Gulf coast surf and try to make it look bigger than it is ;-)

 

Here is one of my favorites from this summer.

 

Depth-Charge.jpg

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Very cool...

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Hello everyone my name is Chris. I've been diving since 2006 and just bought my first dedicated underwater camera. I'm starting with a GoPro Hero 3 Silver edition. I'm doing my Master's thesis on trophic transfer of Mercury which makes me a regular diver down in Long Key, FL. I'm curious about red filters and would appreciate any feedback you guys might have.

 

Thanks!

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Thought I best introduce myself before I start asking questions and replying to posts...

 

I'm Simon, 33 years old, live in SE London, UK and I have been a diver for 7 years and an instructor for 3. I have been an underwater photographer for around 5-6 years. I mainly shoot macro as I love the small stuff.

 

I will be in the next few weeks be upgrading my compact setup to an RX100, Nauticam housing, 2 x YS-D1s and then the UWL-04 and either Dyron, Subsee or FIT diopters.

 

 

 

I also own a HD Hero 2 and a Nikon D7000, 105VR, Tokina 10-17, without housing or ports - this will maybe happen early next year depending on how I get on with the RX100 and whether I feel it neccassary while on holiday etc.

 

Thanks

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Hi,

 

My name is Gary I've been lurking on Wetpixel for awhile now, my interests are in diving & underwater photography.

 

Most of my diving is done around the coast of S/W Ireland plus some in warmer waters while on holiday, I started uw photography with a Fuji f30 then progressed to a Sea & Sea DX-2G, recently this has been passed on to my wife and I've upgraded to an Olympus OM-D E-M5 & Nauticam housing.

 

The information I have gleened from Wetpixel has been very helpful and I look forward to learning a lot more in the future.

 

Cheers,

 

Gary.

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hello guys and girls

i am interested in video

, come from freezing yorkshire UK

been diving 16 years and still loving it

jonathan

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Hi I am Joe, a marine biologist from the UK. I've been using a Canon G7 in a Ikelite housing for a few years now and really enjoy underwater photography. I've recently taken the plunge and gone mirrorless, so I'll be trading in the old faithful G7 soon and getting myself a nauticam setup for my new Panasonic GX1. I can't wait!

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Hi All,

 

I thought I was already registered on Wetpixel but it didn't recognise my e-mail address so perhaps this is my first time here.

 

I am diving just over 25 years and have been actively taking photographs for about 10 years. My first underwater camera was an Agfa 2008 which took 110 cartridge film in a Guppy housing and I used snorkelling about 35 years ago.

 

I currently have a Nikon D70 in a Sea & Sea housing.

 

The Diveshop handle comes from some of the guys in my club who differ from my approach to redundant systems when diving, until they break something and come running (or finning) to me for help.

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