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Hello everybody!

My name is Valtteri, I'm from Finland but luckily leaving to South East Asia again in about a week. I've been diving for a few years now, but as it is freaking cold here and I haven't had the money to buy a dry suit - or any scuba gear of my own - yet, I've been diving while traveling.

My go to destination has been and probably will be Koh Tao in the gulf of Thailand. I've grown to hate the place as much as I love it and if there were another place where I could get the courses done in my native language even close to the prices on that island I wouldn't find myself there almost every year. I've always felt the most safe and comfortable diving with Koh Tao Divers, which I can't say about all the dive centers I've dove with. Finnish people speak relatively good English - some might do Swedish too - so highly recommended for all. ;)

I don't do one or two week vacations - it's between one to four months for me - and to do that I cannot be tied to a full time job. Thus my yearly income is quite low, thus my budget for gear is quite low as I try to prefer eating over shiny things.

I have a Sony A6000 and I'm pretty sure sticking with the series. Last year I bought the Meikon fixed port housing and I actually got a few almost decent shots on the very first dives with the camera in Komodo national park in Indonesia (amazing place, skip the lizard, go for the dives). At that time I realized I know nothing about underwater photography - you really do need a light source, a faster lens only gives you more blur.

I still don't have that light and for this coming trip I'm stuck with the kit zoom underwater, but I'm going to start building something a little more serious around the camera. And that's why I'm here - to ask all the stupid questions! :D

Here's the few almost decent shots that I got. Heavily Photoshopped to hide the flaws.

1. Green turtle, Sony A6000 + 16-50 mm @ 50 mm - f/5,6 - 1/80 sec
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2. The same green turtle, 17 mm - f/4,5 - 1/125 sec
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3. White tip reef shark from above, 16 mm - f/4,5 - 1/80 sec
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4. Manta ray, 16 mm - f/4,5 - 1/250 sec
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Sorry for a long post, thank you in advance for bearing with me and my stupid questions.

Valtteri

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 Hi there! Michelle from Florida. I have been diving for over 20 years and been a professional photographer and videographer for 15. Looking forward to learning new tips and tricks from all of you!

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Hey! I’m matt, I’m a diver from California although I currently am landlocked living in Colorado :( I am a semi pro photographer and am finally ready to take the plunge (pun intended) into underwater photography after years of dreaming!)

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Hi everybody,

Theis from Copenhagen here. Just starting doing UW photography, and have some questions for the veterans :)

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Hi Everyone

Been diving with a camera for a while (from 35mm days), but its become the reason for diving, even here on the South Coast of England..

Cheers

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Hi there! 

Just joined the forum, been shooting in the water for around 2 years now and can't get enough.

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Hello to the Group! 

Although I've been diving since 2004, I just learned about Wetpixel, so feel a little late to the party. My husband and I try to go diving twice a year. Our favorite dive spots are in the Philippines and Indonesia. A local friend talked me into trying underwater photography a few years ago. You would think that by now I'd be more expert than I am, but I'm still learning and still making mistakes. Fortunately, I do get a really good shot every once in a while -- that encourages me to keep trying! 

I look forward to learning from everyone here.

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Hello,

Name is Jason and I am just getting into UW photo in a big way.  Just upgraded my kit from a Compact Cannon GX7 to a Panasonic S1.  Wow, talk about an upgrade.  Looking forward to learning more and getting some new gear.

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Hello fellow photo-holics.  My name is Brant and I currently reside in the Chicago area.

I started taking pictures underwater in 1979 while working on a live aboard in the Bahamas.  I have gone thru several upgrades over the years and I currently shoot with an Olympus OMD E-M5.  I am looking forward to sharing and learning here, I really want to progress from my current level.

I’ll post some of my recent work in the appropriate forum.

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Hello,

Mikołaj from Poland. Working as a cinematographer I travel a lot and dive whenever I have day off. Sometimes shoot underwater film projects as well. Hope to meet creative people and get some knowledge about UW photography!

 

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Hi all !

I'm Jerome, a French guy lost in California :)

I've been scuba diving for years now and I try to bring my camera underwater as much as I can, as photography is my second passion, right after being in/on/under the water.

I'm an eternal beginner and I'm sure I'll find interesting and relevant advices here !

 

 

 

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Greetings!

I am Chris from South Africa. Been interested in UW photography for a while and have recently invested in a D750. Will be combing these forums for tips, tricks & advice.

Cheers.

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Hi!

I'm Rosario, living in Padova, Italy.

I'm interested in wildlife and sport photography, at the moment. Doing some waterpolo and birds photography.

My last trip was to Norway, snorkeling with orcas, so you get why I'm here. Also waterpolo "from inside" is in my list.

I'm a rookie, and don't plan to do deep diving, but I see that snorkeling can be rewarding.

All the best!

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Hi all , just coming back to underwater photos after a few years away.  Onlybdive on holiday in small groups so need a compact system.  My old canon s95 still works but I found the strobe and full system a lot of work in these group dives. I am considering selling and buying an Olymus tg6  .

i am in the uk  and will be diving in the Maldives in the summer. Mostly drift dives and visibility can be difficult this time of year so mainly photos of what's living in the reef walls oh and turtles.

any help or advise will be good.

may post a classified for my canon ,Inon system later depending on what I find out.

cheers and looking forward to hearing from you

james

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Hello all!

I used to dive a lot but took an extended break from the sport. Just getting back into it and want to add some videography into my repertoire. Hoping to learn a lot from this community!

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Hello All,

 

Have been diving pretty consistently for 6 years with around 500 dives under my belt. finally decided to get a camera as some of the places i was visiting deserve to be photographed.

 

I've gone out and got a sony rx100 m iv with a nauticam housing. looking to buy a wide angle lens next followed by strobes and arms etc.

 

thanks again

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Hi! 

I've been doing photography topside for a while now, and just transitioning into underwater photography. 

Looking forward to learning a lot from this community! 

 

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Hi, my name is Turandot. I am an underwater photographer enthusiast. I have been reading the forum for years but I have now decided to join and start participating in the forums.

I'm using an Canon S110 in Recasea housing. 

Glad to be here!

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Hi, I'm Juan Carlos. I'm from Mexico, but currently live in CA, where I study Marine Sciences and try to do some UW photography.

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Hi Everyone,

 

My name is Jim  I have been diving for about 7 years now.  I love to dive and have been working on my underwater photography.  My set up now is a Sonya6000 with 19mm sigma lense with Nauticam wet wide attached. I shoot with inon strobes and use a Nauticam housing,.

I a hoping to meet new divers/photographers /videographers etc to share images stories, videos and hopefully buy and well some equipment.

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Just joined the forum. I am currently shooting a S90 with a FIX housing. I had previously used a number of film cameras. Just now have purchased a Nauticam NA-6400 and am looking forward to the coming dive season to break it in.

James

 

 

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Hi, I'm Grant and I'm based in Manly, Australia. Been a photography for a while now and keen to get into underwater photography, mainly surf photography and a bit of free diving.

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