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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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On 7/20/2019 at 1:45 PM, justusliebig said:

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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This is super cool stuff!

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Hi, I'm Joanna from HK. I'm a newbie photographer and a semi-experienced diver, travelling mostly in SE Asia. I just brought a Nikon D7500 and looking forward to improving my underwater photography 

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Hi everyone! I’m Jack, I enjoy making short videos of my experiences when I travel, for private purposes only. Looking to find some affordable gear for my dive trips. Cheers!

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Hi people,

I am an oceanographer and divemaster and I work full time with underwater photos and videos in Tenerife for over a year. I already used several topics in here to help with equipment maintenance and tips, but just recently got to actually make an account for myself. Better later than never?

Cheers

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Hello! Tchakatak from france, i travel a lot as an instructor and i want to share tips with other passionate people that take video and photography underwater 

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Happy sunday! 

Im Betty - french canadian, traveling central america in an old Subaru minibus that I converted into a house-on-wheels. I am a divemaster who's passionnate about photography, so I taught I would combined it with my love for the ocean. My next step is to work as a nomad free lancer, from diveshop to diveshop offering customers photo/videos memories package of their dive trips. Cheers!

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Hey I’m terry,

from the uk and I’m an instructor and photographer, joining for general advice and the Facebook page is pretty sick so thought I’d sign up , ta

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Hi!   Jim from central CA here.  First post, after much lurking and a few classified purchases in early 2019.  Looking forward to selling some gear and continuing to learn.

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Hey, I'm Dave. I'm a freediver and photographer from Perth, Australia. I'm studying marine biology and working in the dive industry. Nice to meet you all and I can't wait to learn everything from all you wonderful people!

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Hi all,

I'm Peter from Munich, Germany.

Diving is one of my favorites and after a longer time making photos I'm starting to make videos only.

At the beginning with my small Canon G15 ,  I switched to Panasonic GH5 and I love the features of this camera.

I started with a Seafrogs housing but now I'm looking for a better one in future to have more options with different lenses.

Greetings

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hallo Peter, wg GH5 schick mir bitte gern eine Nachricht an bubffm bei gmail und dann com

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Hi everyone,

I've just bought a mirrorless Sony to replace my GoPro/sealife microHD setup so doing a lot of reading up!

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Hi I'm Brandon Hopper.  22 yrs old from Santa Barbara, CA.  Free diving/spearfishing since I was little and SCUBA for a couple years now all with an old GoPro and looking to make the jump to a compact mirrorless uw setup.  Currently have a Sony a6300 and headed over to classifieds to see if I can find a housing.  Been following the forum for about 6 months and really looking forward to the learning process and grateful for the info available here.  Cheers!

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Hi I'm Eric Gonzalez from Puerto Rico, diving from 1986, blue water freediver, windsurfer & ocean lover, now getting into uw Photography, Regards

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Greetings!  I dive weekly in the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest, USA where I live but also enjoy multiple trips each year to warmer waters.  I do underwater video and want to improve!  I have an Olympus TG6 set up and am looking to upgrade (and be able to respond to classified ads of people selling their camera gear) :)

Here's a link to some videos I've done so far.   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRAq4N8FbXo61ZEeTydz2RA?view_as=subscribe

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Hey Guys! 

My name is Forrest, originally from the U.S. but traveling all over SE Asia to dive! Looking to sell my Nauticam NA-A7III Housing along with it's entire port setup. 

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Hi, I'm new to diving, just got my Open Water PADI, and I'm from The Netherlands.

Just bought a SeaLife DC2000 duo set 3000.

Hoping to make some nice uw pictures, and to get some tips and tricks from the experienced users.

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Hello!

My name is Louise, I am from Sydney, Australia!

I have been taking photos underwater since I was quite young, but have taken it more seriously in the past year or so. Just about to head to Indonesia for a month of diving! Look forward to reading and learning from other members!

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Hello, 
  I'm Bernie, from Vancouver, Canada.  I'm a PADI Specialty Instructor (qualified for MSDT, but never applied for the cert, no need to Put Another Dollar In yet again).  My main diving areas are in SE Asia, I've given up coldwater diving (recalling the horrors of doing my OW in 3C water, AOW in 5C, and Rescue in 8C), so sold all my coldwater gear.  I've taught in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.  I don't teach diving full-time, though, I'm a prof, so have my "real job" here in Vancouver.  
  I recently changed photo rigs, to a Nikon D800 with Aquatica housing.  
  I also have the Paralenz, which takes great video, but it is so wide angle you have to do a lot of editing.  It's a bit of a trick to get used to how you move your head since the only real way to control what you actually capture in Paralenz is to mount it to your mask (it has no viewfinder nor usable screen).  You end up then piecing short clips together to make any useful video.
  I also have older GoPros, no real need to upgrade since every time you have to replace most of the accessories (annoying part of their business model), so I have a few of the 3/3+/4 GoPros with all the giz one could ever need, but I rarely use them anymore.  Maybe I should sell them....

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