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New member. John from Orange County, California. Looking forward to improving my UW photography.

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Hi all, I'm Christi from Texas. Just getting into underwater photography.

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Hi All

 

I am Hernan, from Argentinean Patagonia region...

 

I have been reading this forum for almost a year now.. and i am about to purchase my first DSLR housing for my nikon d500..

 

apparently it's time to register and become an active member... hopefully i can find some advice on how to start and also some second hand equipment in the classifieds section of the forum!!!

 

thanks in advance for accepting me in your community!!

 

regards!!

HErnan

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Just back from 2 months in Bali and now seriously inspired to step into the realm of U/W photography - both scuba and surf... looking for advice on my next steps with equipment etc. :-)

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Greetings

Im from So Texas - near Houston. Have been diving for 45 yrs. - yes I am a dinosaur. I used to be a marine biologist many years ago.

Spend lot of time traveling to wreck and macro sites these days.

Started out on Nikonos 2 film camera and have finally gotten into the digital stuff about 12 yrs ago.

Recently upgraded to Mirrorless camera.

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hi. I am Eric, recreational diver. My gear is EM5 and ys-d2 in Meikon Housing. Looking forward to learning from experinece shared here!

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Hey there - I'm Jeremy - Panasonic LX-10 with Nauticam housing, Sola lights. Look forward to the discussions :-)

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Hi! I just joined Wetpixel. I am a pretty good dry land photographer. I have been doing UW stuff for a while and still learning. I currently shoot an Olympus TG-5 with housing and video lights. I am looking to move to a FF Nikon in the near future. The main thing I am trying to figure out is what lens(s) I will want to acquire for this. I live in Southwest Georgia and dive mostly in the Florida waters.

 

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hello there, new guy here, new to this forum but not really new to UW photography. I live in portland OR and like to dive my revo :)

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Hi there! Long time Wetpixel reader. Have some questions to ask about setting up a new uw rig.

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Hi! I just want to share my wonderful experiences with Devon at Pacific Housing Repair in California. After flooding my Sea and Sea Strobe years ago he spent quite a bit of time on the phone with talking about how to prevent flooding, and with my repaired strobe sent me a cleaning kit including a remote control (a tv remote) that I could use to test the strobe. Just recently I upgraded the stobes. After a little use, one had a problem. I called the shop I bought them from and was told I'd have to mail the strobe in. I live in Cozumel, so that's challenging and expensive. I remembered my wonderful chat with Devon several years previously. I called him. With extreme patience he walked me through the multiple steps he would've done. Da Tum! It was fixed, and he told me about a port unknown to me that had O rings requiring greasing. And, we had a lovely chat. I absolutely recommend him.

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Hello... Im very happy to be part of the Wetpixel Community...

Christina 🐬🐬🐬🧜🏻‍♀

Edited by ChristinaHepburn

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Hi all, J here from Indonesia (the paradise of divers), looking to buy a strobe set up for my camera!

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Hi All

 

I am from South Africa. I love the ocean and diving and want to learn all I can about underwater photography

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Hey I'm Clayton from Dallas, TX and I am excited to be getting into underwater video/photo!

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Hi, I'm 29 years recently moved from Switzerland to sunny Califronia. Im new to underwater photography. I have a technical sense of imaging in general as I use electron and confocal microscopy, atomic force microscopy and the like for work. In my spare time I like to do astrophotography, you can find some of my work on astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/users/justusliebig/

 

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Hello,

 

I am originally from France now living in mexico where i teach cave diving and i am looking to get into uw cave photography.

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Hello,

 

I am originally from France now living in mexico where i teach cave diving and i am looking to get into uw cave photography.

Ive just been at the cenotes Im so bummed I didnt have a camera back then

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Hi, I'm not a big photographer or anything, but I do like to document what I see on my journeys

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Hello everybody

My name is Patric, I live in the Caribbean and try to dive and photographs as much as possible.

Looking forward to be impressed and learn.

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Good day everyone,

 

After years of following WetPixel (WP) on Instagram I've taken the plunge and formally joined.

 

I recently upgraded from a mirrorless 4/3* to a full frame Nikon D850. Wow what a camera! Shooting it in a Nauticam housing with the vacuum system, which I love. For strobes I use the YSD2 J's from Sea & Sea and the Z240's from Inon. Our last trip I added two Nauticam 70x300mm carbon fiber float arms. I thought I had my rig neutrally buoyant before, but I was wrong. Being able to have the camera float at depth for 10-15 seconds before slowly sinking was a joy to behold. At times I found myself playing with my rig if I couldn't find a compelling shot or was completing the safety stop.

 

I've been diving since late 2006 and took up UW Photography in early 2014, so still learning a lot. I like to say I'm a diver first and a photographer second, which is true most of the time. For the past four years my wife and I travel around 100 days a year and 2/3 of that is diving and shooting. In 2011 I made my first trip to the Solomon's and have returned once since then, but have trips planned in 2020 and 2021. 2017 was our first introduction to Indonesia, where we have returned three times since then with more on the books in the next two years. I am almost over diving in the Caribbean, as Indo and the Pacific has a hold on me.

 

As far as shooting I tend to prefer macro as I can control the foreground and background easier, but I am enjoying the challenge of wide angle. At this point in my craft I'm trying to move away from the animal ID shot and become more artistic. I can easily spend 10-40 minutes on a single subject/setup. We have been attending workshops from Backscatter for techniques and post processing with Erin Quigley and Jim Decker. I've also attended three of their Digital Shootouts.

 

If anyone is interested I have a hobby website http://brownduckphoto.comthat does not get as much attention as it should.

 

Best,

Andy

 

*eventually listed in the classifieds :)

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Hello! I’m Clayton. I live in Dallas and have been reading Wetpixel to learn more about underwater video for a YouTube channel!

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