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Hi ! 

I'm Mathieu Cornillon, living in the South of France, in Toulouse

I've been practicing UW photography almost since my very first beginnings in diving almost 15 years ago, but I really got more in the practice 3 years ago, when switching to an SLR configuration which was quite more demanding in terms of knowledge and practice :)

My configuration : a 2nd hand Nikon D90 in an Ikelite housing, with the 3 "classic" lenses : 10-17, 60 & 105mm, + 2 old school Nikonos SB-105

My hobbies related to diving : I like DIY, trying to find optimal configurations, and even designing accessories for my gear using 3D printing.

I'm coming to Wetpixel forum after having viewed countless hours of videos on Youtube on the subject, including those from the official Wetpixel channel :) (congrats Adam & Alex)

My favorite successful shot : a pair of "Spot-fin porcupinefish" that came right in front of my dome for a selfie during a snorkel session on my last "no fly" day in Red Sea before coming back home :) --> image

What I'm looking for in the short term on this forum : opportunities to make evolve my configuration with tips & tricks, or even affordable 2nd hand items (I really would like to upgrade my config by replacing my Ikelite D90 housing with an Ikelite D7000 housing to fit the D7000 I already have, keeping compatibility with all my other accessories)

 

Happy to be here, waiting to discuss with you !

Mathieu

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On 8/28/2021 at 10:30 AM, Gindrik said:

Hi everyone.

My name is Kevin Peyrusse and I live in Marseille, South of France.

Always passionate about the complexity and richness of marine ecosystems, I first studied marine biology and worked on coral fish larvae in Polynesia, before becoming, over the years, an underwater cinematographer and a wildlife film director.

I am convinced that the beauty revealed by the images attracts the eye, arouses curiosity and helps to better understand, becoming a very effective tool for science communication and raising awareness of the dire straits of the natural world.

I started to film 8 years ago and we did an independent movie Eqalusuaq – On the trail of the Hidden Predators, followed the adventure in Alaska of two free divers and photographers looking for salmon sharks. After this great first experience I had the pleasure to work for international documentary channels (Arte, National Geographic, BBC) and some prestigious recent diving expeditions, from the cool waters of the Arctic to incredibly biodiverse tropical waters (Under The PoleGombessa).

I am constantly looking for efficient and effective tools in order to improve the quality and originality of the shots. I started freedive when I was a child but but now I am using a rebreather each time I can approach animals without bubbles and be able to be really close to them.

During these years, I tried many competing housing brands, but since the beginning, it is Nauticam with whom I equipped all my personal cameras. I am filming with a RED Dragon, a Blackmagic Pocket 6K and an A7Siii. Nauticam remains the only one to offer the possibility of using different brands of video and photo cameras with the same set of domes and that's an essential point for me during a remote expedition.

Here is a quick video summary: https://vimeo.com/406574387

I learned a lot on this forum and with great underwater photographers advises, now I would like to be more active, share informations and interesting tips with community, mainly about material and techniques.

Can wait to tchat with you,

Kévin

OH my word Kevin!:shout:

Welcome and if I may, STUNNING Showreel. Being in the right place at the right time, is one thing. Getting stunning shots like yours, is another story all together.

Well done!!:notworthy:

Cheers

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Hello everyone my name is thomas, i live in perpignan. I am equipped in canon r6 with nauticam housing. I love macro photography like nudibranchs. to the pleasure

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Hello all, 

Mel here. Based in Aus on the Great Barrier Reef, I currently shoot with a full manual compact setup but am upgrading to a full frame system. Had a bit of luck and success with the compact, have enjoyed it but definitely time to move on!

As we're not allowed to travel internationally at the moment definitely making the best of local diving.

My instagram is @little.ocean.mel

Thanks :)

Mel

 

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Hi everyone 

My name is Olive, I am a french diver, I do  underwater filming as much as i can. Happy to join the group.

Below  a  video that i have done in French Polynesia last year. 

 

 

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Hi all.

Been hooked by diving ever since I completed my Open Water Diver in Croatia in 2018. Managed to get some more dives under my belt in Crete in 2019 however COVID-19 put diving off the cards for a while until recently when I was able to get into the chilly home waters of the UK for the first time. It's great to get back into diving and has kick-started a desire to combine diving with my interest in photography. Going to be using this forum to help me get started and learn about the kit I will need.

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Hi,

I am a keen diver, both free and rebreather who has just made the move from compact cameras to full frame, and looking for some good advice.

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Hello everyone,

I'm a mexican diver and action sports photographer. I made my open water cave diving certifications in order to have a wide variety of photography services. I have some questions and reviews I'd like to share with you, I have so much to learn from this forum.

I hope I can write in this forum soon. Thank you! Here's my instagram just in case: edgarhurtado.photo

Cheers.

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Hello everyone,

I'm a mexican diver and action sports photographer. I made my open water cave diving certifications in order to have a wide variety of photography services. I have some questions and reviews I'd like to share with you, I have so much to learn from this forum.

I hope I can write in this forum soon. Thank you! Here's my instagram just in case: edgarhurtado.photo

Cheers.

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Hi Edgar

Welcome to Wetpixel. When you are ready, just post your questions under the relevant topic and I'm sure you'll get lots of thoughts and ideas. We have very helpful community who are great at offering advice and information.

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Hi! 

I'm a professional diver (Padi OWSI - www.DynamicDivers.com) and professional photographer (www.DenDigital.com) who is making the obvious step to combine my two loves and get more serious with my underwater photography. I've shot photos on my dives for years using small compact point and shoot cameras and most recently my RX100 MacGuyvered with the strobe from an old Sea Life 1200 setup I bought 13 years ago. I've now jumped over to an Ikelite housing for my Canon 5DS, and am in the process of getting strobes and figuring out how to turn my pool into an underwater studio. 

Looking forward to receiving and contributing to the collective wisdom on WetPixel!

DenFamilyPortrait_UW.jpg

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Good morning everyone.  I am a UK based diver, but have only dived in nice warm places, like the Maldives.  Hoping it shifts from red to amber soon.  Upgrading my equipment from a Sony RX-100 MKIII to a housing for my Nikon D850 and pondering the options.  Obsessed with Manta since I first snorkelled with them in 1999 and the only camera available to me was a disposable...

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Hello everyone,

I am a recreational and technical diver from Washington. I'm looking to get more serious about underwater photography and have recently purchased some strobes to go along with my TG-5. Looking forward to learning more from WP.

Cheers

 

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Hi ! i'm a french diver since my 14 years old (thanks dad! ).
i love the underwater world and the magic coming with!
i'm an editor so i would love to work in underwater movie if it's possible ;)

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Greetings, I am toby from south Florida. I shoot a Sony a6000 in a nauticam housing. Freedive spearfishing pictures are my primary subject.

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Hey there,

This is Mirko, I live on the Amalfi Coast and have been in water most part of my life. Finally decided to buy a Nimar (Italian housing) for my old but beloved Nikon d3100 and Tokina 11-16 2.8 DX II. 

I am looking forward to share my experience at sea with you guys.

Hope to see you underwater!!!

M.

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Hello, I'm a Florida based photographer just getting started with split shots, and shallow underwater using Nikon Z7 (and perhaps also Panasonic S1R) cameras. Joined to participate more directly with this leading community forum. Thank you!

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Hi all, 

I am Australian based. I'm currently in the process of becoming a Dive master. Have wanted to get into underwater photography for a while, have been using a go pro since September last year and finally looking into upgrading to my first real underwater camera setup. Keen to learn lots from everyone!

 

Cheers

Caleb

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Hi there,

I'm Matt, a passionate technical and recreational diver in Japan. Though I've been diving for many years and have a fair bit of experience, I'm a novice in the underwater photography realm. Looking forward to learning lots from the community. 

Cheers,

Matt

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Hello all,

 

I'm an Peruvian Diver, I've almost 3 years taking some pictures. I hope I can started learing alot in this forum and show you some pictures I take in diferent countrys . I just have a new Sony A7II that I'm using!

Cheers

Juan León

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Hello all!

 

Looking forward to learning from everyone here and improving my very mediocre pictures (taken with my TG6 set up). What's really driven me to join the forum, though, is I'm getting more and more intrigued by the idea of underwater drones to capture images of critters I'll never be able to dive deep enough to see. Is there a thread in the forum for people who have toyed with this or have experience? There doesn't seem to be a lot on the internet about taking photos/videos of deep sea life with drones by hobbyists. 

 

Anyway, good diving

Chad

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11 minutes ago, cxjohnson said:

Hello all!

 

Looking forward to learning from everyone here and improving my very mediocre pictures (taken with my TG6 set up). What's really driven me to join the forum, though, is I'm getting more and more intrigued by the idea of underwater drones to capture images of critters I'll never be able to dive deep enough to see. Is there a thread in the forum for people who have toyed with this or have experience? There doesn't seem to be a lot on the internet about taking photos/videos of deep sea life with drones by hobbyists. 

 

Anyway, good diving

Chad

Hey Chad

Welcome to Wetpixel. We hope you find it a really helpful forum and look forward to your contributions.

Nope, there isn't a forum for drone users. But why not post the questions and ideas in a new post under Techniques. I'm sure you'll get all sorts of interest.

Best wishes

 

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1 hour ago, Luis@%1 said:

Hello to all i have a nikon d7200 and i'm looking for a used subal housing..

Hey Luis

Welcome to Wetpixel. Good to have you with us.

It'd probably better if you start a new post for this in the Classifieds. You'll see lots of people put "WTB" (Want to Buy) posts when they are looking for equipment.

You'll need to make a couple more posts first before you can create a Classifieds post. There's a system in place to try and prevent folks from just joining to advertise equipment for sale on the Classifieds.

Good choice on the Subal! :good:

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Hi, 

I'm a student at Berkeley and I love marine organisms and conservation. I want to use photography to communicate science to the public/ people with less access to this cool stuff! Excited to be here.

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