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Hello!

I have been diving and shooting the PNW for more than a decade.  Always looking for ways to improve both my diving and photography skills.   Looking forward to hanging out with the folks here.

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Hello wetpixel buddys!

New underwater photography enthusiast, I hope to learn a lot from you and exchange experiences!

 

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Hi!  I'm Shane Reynolds.  I'm an underwater cinematographer based out of Destin Florida.  I have various rigs for various cameras 9mostly Nauticam user) and have been shooting for different shows/networks for the past 22 years.  I'm obviously late to wetpixel party.  Looking forward to utilizing such a resource.  www.colorearth.tv

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Hi Everyone,

I am Oregon, USA based diver and ocean scientist. Been shooting underwater images for a few decades for both fun and research.  I've been reading Wetpixel for a couple years.

Best,
Andrew

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Hi everyone,

I'm an Australian Photographer based in Port Douglas. I got into underwater photography in order to help my partner get better reference images to paint from. She's a wildlife artist that focuses mostly on sealife. Last year we opened our very own gallery (SEA Gallery) here in Port Douglas, where I sell my photographs on paper and canvas.

My first underwater housing was an Ikelite 200DL with a Canon 5D mk iii. I used the trusty 15mm Sigma fisheye almost exclusively with this system and dual DS161 strobes. We've now been with Sony for 2 years and have a A7iii in the new Ikelite housing (with the same strobes), which my partner uses. I'm shooting with an A7r3 with an Isotta Housing, 8" dome acrylic dome and dual retra pro x strobes.

I love being underwater, both diving and free diving. I predominantly shoot turtles, but have been building my collection of Sharks, Rays and Whale up slowly over the past few years.

Currently have a 14mm GM, 20mm G & 28mm Sony lenses that can be used between both systems.

Longtime reader, looking to start contributing :)

Cheers,

Dave

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Hi I'm Dan - I shoot with may cameras. I just bought two latest version Rolleimarin housings, and need some new rubber seals. I have camera connecting parts for one camera housing - need a set for second housing. Also need some of the glass Rolleinar and contrast filters. And also need the finders that attach to top of housings.

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Hi All Wetpixel members,

I am Sandy from Vanuatu, my partner John and I are avid Divers and underwater photographers. We live on the main island of Efate in Havannah Harbour so we can dive right from our beach stairs. Even though our reef has been destroyed by COTS we find many species of nudibranchs, leafy scorpion fish and many more interesting critters. I am currently in the market to upgrade since my videography has been improving I would like to take it to the next level from my Sony RX100 to maybe a GH5. I enjoy this site as it is a great way to find out information about different techniques, equipment and recommendations. 

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Welcome Sandy!  You are in a great spot, I am envious.  I spent many years working in Vanuatu, the Solomons, and PNG and diving on the weekends.  It's now been a long time but I hope to get back some day soon.  

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Cheers yes we are in a great location here, if you get back when our boarders open let us know you can come out for a dive with us.

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Hi, I’m Steve and live in the north of England. I’ve been snorkelling and taking UW photos on a casual basis for about 5 years. I’m thinking of upgrading my camera so hoping to gain some knowledge and get some advice from this forum

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2 hours ago, Steve Hickey said:

Hi, I’m Steve and live in the north of England. I’ve been snorkelling and taking UW photos on a casual basis for about 5 years. I’m thinking of upgrading my camera so hoping to gain some knowledge and get some advice from this forum

Hey Steve

I always feel the need to welcome a fellow Northener! Good to have you with us.  

I hope you find Wetpixel a great source of advice and help. There is most certainly a fantastic group of people here willing to share their knowledge and experience. In addition, we have a great ability to help members empty their bank accounts.... so welcome to the Slippery Slope! :crazy:

Best wishes

Tim

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Hi All,

I'm Riley, I've been diving for about 12 years now, with long breaks during that time. Getting back into it recently and wanting to take my A7SIII under with me. In mid 2022 I plan to leave my job and spend a few years diving full time. I plan to start a YouTube channel to share my learnings and experiences on this journey.

My favorite dive locations so far were Palawan Philippines, Bonne Terre Mine, and Cabo San Lucas. Raja Ampat is a dream destination for me along with many places in Mexico.

Riley

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9 minutes ago, rileym21 said:

In mid 2022 I plan to leave my job and spend a few years diving full time. I plan to start a YouTube channel

Welcome!! This is the dream! Any tips?

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Posted (edited)
10 minutes ago, stillviking said:

Welcome!! This is the dream! Any tips?

Thank you!

Well, probably not any good advice haha. I am 34 and over the past two years I've sold basically all of my possessions (house, truck, belongings) and slowly streamlined my life to move abroad. Somehow I still have three cameras! Need to get down to one system (A7SIII underwater and topside and maybe an A7C for topside only). My advice would be to just do it faster than I did, don't let it take so long. I could have already been two years into the journey and maybe onto the next one if I'd have acted quicker.

Edited by rileym21

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Hi all, my name is Nuswanto Lobbu, people  call me just Nus. I am senior dive guide in Lembeh strait, Bitung - Indonesia. I am new here and still and keep on learning on the underwater photography all about and wish to have some guidance from all members in this forum.

Thank you and stay safe everyone

Nus

 

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2 hours ago, nusdive said:

Hi all, my name is Nuswanto Lobbu, people  call me just Nus. I am senior dive guide in Lembeh strait, Bitung - Indonesia. I am new here and still and keep on learning on the underwater photography all about and wish to have some guidance from all members in this forum.

Thank you and stay safe everyone

Nus

 

Welcome, Nus! I think you’re well known by a few Wetpixel members for your guiding skills. Good to have you with us v

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I would like to introduce myself to the Wetpixel community.  My name is Mark Hatter and I’ve been shooting both landside and uw images since 1979.  For the last 30 years I have engaged in photojournalism, first in the fly fishing community and in the last decade, the diving community.  I also work for Bluewater Dive Travel as a trip leader/photo instructor.  I look forward to participating constructively on Wetpixel forums. 

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On 6/16/2004 at 7:55 AM, james said:

 

Welcome to Wetpixel!

It is the most vibrant, knowledgeable and helpful underwater imaging community in the world. This is largely because the members of the community selflessly share their experience and skill. Please try to contribute yours too.

Please use this topic to write a short introduction to the community.

Once you have done so, this will unlock the ability to create your own topics in almost all the other forums. 

The exception is the Classifieds, which is open to members that have contributed at least 3 posts in any other forums (your post in this topic counts as one of these)

We look forward to your posts!

 

 

Hi, I'm lucky to live next to the Great Barrier Reef and work on the reef. I've been interested in photography for many years but never very seriously. I started with a Nikonos 3, then a Nikonos 5 and more recently Olympus TG 4,5,6 and EPL-10 and AOI housing. I have been checking out Wetpixel for a while and found it really helpful.

Cheers

John 

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Hi, hello from Israel,

I have been a diver for more than 20 years now, and during last year I also completed my trimix certification in Florida.

Underwater photography has always been great fun, but - in my case - with many ups and downs. Life takes its toll from spare time..

but I joined wetpixel because I feel the urge of getting back.

I have a slightly old gear based on a compact Canon and an Ikelite housing.

Ronen

 

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Hi Ronen, thank you for your reply and congrats on your trimix cert!  With regard to shooting uw, you nailed the operative words, “great fun.”  Keep shooting, keep learning.  Cheers, Mark

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Hey,

I‘m Remy from Germany. I‘m a SSI Open Water Instructor and love to take pictures on land and underwater!

Greetings to all of you!

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Hi,

 

New member from Australia, have been lurking for a while, lost my credentials (reset password never sent me anything - to spam or elsewhere) so created a new account. I've been dabbling w UW photo and various setups for 15 odd years, but, just like my diving in general, inconsistently. 2-3 years ago I got a housing for my Sony A6300, and will ask some questions about it in the forums

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