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Hello, folks. We're trying to properly identify industry members here at Wetpixel

 

3) you are a professional photographer (your own definition -- if you are unsure, please let us know what you have done and we'll make a decision for you)

 

Eric,

 

Your message was old, but still visible, so I assume you still want to know who's who. I'm #3, a full-time professional photographer and will try to avoid tacky self-promotion (no problem since my client base is not in Wetpixel).

 

My goal for Wetpixel is to give more than I get.

 

Chris

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Hello, folks. We're trying to properly identify industry members here at Wetpixel. A lot of industry representatives are browsing these forums; thanksfully, most are careful about what they post because they want to avoid tacky self-promotion.

 

I'd like an explicit label for industry folk who care to identify themselves. We may enable industry-only features in the future, and it will be nice to have a group already formed.

 

So if you're an industry member, please leave a message here or send a message to one of the admins! Be sure to include your full name, so we don't just know you as a Wetpixel handle. :offtopic:

 

We're going to define industry members as:

 

1) you design, manufactur, or sell dive or photo gear

 

2) you work in a dive shop or are a dive instructor

 

3) you are a professional photographer (your own definition -- if you are unsure, please let us know what you have done and we'll make a decision for you)

 

4) you work at a publication in a dive or photo-related area

 

5) you are a marine biologist with interests in underwater photography

 

I'm sure I missed something here, so if you don't fit in any of the above categories and still want to be in the group, go ahead and inform us.

 

I am a Marine Science Illustrator with over 20 years experience. Completely new to this (or any) forum.

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Hey everyone - thought i'd post in here as i've lurked for a while.

 

I'm the founder of DeeperBlue.com (nee DeeperBlue.net). DB is an online editorial and community around Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing. We've been around for a while (in some form since 1996) and am proud to be a member of the Underwater Network (UWN) that wetpixel.com is a member of.

 

I'll see people who are coming to DEMA in a few weeks.

 

Cheers!

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Hey everyone, Marshall "Top Wrench" Boyer of Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo here.

I'm in sales and I handle all the in house repairs / customizations. I'm one of the problem solvers here at Backscatter alongside Berkly.

 

I'd love to help with any questions or service help.

 

Marshall Boyer

Service Manager

Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo

Backscatter.com

We dive shoot and service everything we sell

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Hi to all!

After some time here in WP, I decided to introduce myself properly.

Name is Karel Bernard, and I'm a halftime Scuba Instructor in northern part of Europe.

Mostly diving in really murky water's ... :unsure:

 

Found and got addicted with UW photography in the spring of 2008.

 

Best Regards to You all

Scubamoose

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Hi

 

Well I thought this thread might be over, but its good its not

 

I am Karen Varndell (now Stone since Oct 2008)

I am one of the owners of Dive Vava'u.

I am an instructor and photographer since 1998. (am having to redo my collection after my hard drive went into a puddle in Fiji)

 

I have been on WP a while but only really contributing recently, its a great place for information and getting ideas.

 

Thanks to all

 

Karen

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Karen Stone... nope, doesn't work for me :unsure::D

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Karen Stone... nope, doesn't work for me :unsure::D

 

Strange huh? Still dont use it yet

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Hello everyone

I'd like to introduce myself, my name is Richard Brooks and I run a small photoshop in Palau with a dive school called Fish n' Fins, the same one in fact that Mark Thorpe used to run.

I have been filming and photographing underwater for 8 years but only recently become freelance owning my own equipment.

I don't consider myself an expert only someone who is lucky enough to be able to practice at something he has a passion for in an incredible environment such as Palau.

WetPixel has been and is an incredible resource and I'm very grateful for all the help Ive already received.

All the Best

Richard

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Hi All

 

My name is Roger Munns. I'm a Senior Cameraman at Scubazoo, a filming and Photography company based in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysian Borneo. I've only just started getting into wetpixel, and so far my only posts have been equipment sales, but I hope to start making time to have a more active role in discussions here. If you are interested you can check out my profile and download my cv at http://www.scubazoo.com/scubazoo_crew.html#rogermunns

 

Best Fishes for the New Year

 

Roger

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Hi all,

 

First off, thanks to all for your great input in the forum. I've learnt a lot in my short existence within wetpixel.

 

I'm Badrul Huzaimi or more commonly referred to as Bart by my friends. I'm a marine biology student (some won't believe me when I say that) with interest in coral reproduction, reef monitoring and coral reef ecology/biology. Am actively monitoring the reefs within Peninsular Malaysia and also East Malaysia (on the Bornean side of Malaysia).

 

Have not been diving that long (only since Mar 2000), and have been taking uw photos since 2001 (first with Nikonos V, then with Canon Ixus V2, then with Canon Powershot A620, and now with the G10). Am new with using strobe as I've just purchased mine yesterday (Sea & Sea YS-110 alpha with ULCS arm etc).

 

I have loads of uw photos although most of the photos doesn't have good enough resolutions for publication purposes. Anyway, I'm not sure yet how I can contribute back to this site, but I'm sure there'll be some way, some time where I can do that.

 

A pleasure to meet your acquaintance.

 

Cheers from tropical Malaysia.

 

Barttrigger. :P

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Hello,

I'm Jennifer with www.PlanYourDive.com. We started as a dive planning site as a way to connect the community and help keep new divers going. The planning part has taken off quite nicely up here in the Pacific Northwest with instructors & dive clubs.We've added tide, shop and diver info to help out of towners find local stuff in our area too.

 

May 15th - June 15th we're having our first photo contest and are hoping to get some nice entries. I couldn't find a place specifically for contest posting, except for the winners, so thought I'd ask here first.

 

From what I can see this is a great forum. I belong to Open Source Photo (my work is above water) but look forward to coming back when I shoot underwater.

Would love to hear your thoughts on posting with in the forums about our photo contest.

 

Thanks much!

Jen

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Hello, folks. We're trying to properly identify industry members here at Wetpixel. A lot of industry representatives are browsing these forums; thanksfully, most are careful about what they post because they want to avoid tacky self-promotion.

 

I'd like an explicit label for industry folk who care to identify themselves. We may enable industry-only features in the future, and it will be nice to have a group already formed.

 

So if you're an industry member, please leave a message here or send a message to one of the admins! Be sure to include your full name, so we don't just know you as a Wetpixel handle. :P

 

We're going to define industry members as:

 

1) you design, manufactur, or sell dive or photo gear

 

2) you work in a dive shop or are a dive instructor

 

3) you are a professional photographer (your own definition -- if you are unsure, please let us know what you have done and we'll make a decision for you)

 

4) you work at a publication in a dive or photo-related area

 

5) you are a marine biologist with interests in underwater photography

 

I'm sure I missed something here, so if you don't fit in any of the above categories and still want to be in the group, go ahead and inform us.

 

Hello

 

My name is Tiago. I'm from Portugal.

 

I dive since 2002. Portugal is a nice country for dive. Its possible to divein all Portugal coast.

 

In the future I will send a link to my page with some pics from the underwater live in Portugal.

 

Thank you to all members.

Best regards

Tiago

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Mark Thorpe,

RED One owner / operator (when I can get my hands on the damned thing)

Nat Geo Field Producer

Freelance Entity

Producer of own short film projects

Based in Indonesia

Photographic hobby of shooting water droplets!!! Yeah, weird I know.

 

Diving for 20 or so years

Instructor qualified but never taught.

 

Cheers,

Mark.

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Hello, my name is Neil Rice. I work part time at Scuba Network in Totowa NJ and am in AI training now. My first dives were in Oahu as resort dives but I was sold by the time we finished with the pool instruction that morning. I also hold a valid USCG, 6-pack license and spend many, many hours above the water. Have been an avid saltwater fly fisherman for just under 20 years now.

 

This last year I began taking some pictures on some of the dives and an now into it hook, line, and Olympus C-5060. I could really use some help from anyone familiar with the best settings for UW photos. I am in the graphics business and am very competent on dry land but this is a bit new to me. Also, pretty good with Adobe Photoshop but I'd like to get good results first, and then play around.

 

Calm Seas & Sunny Days

 

NR

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Hello

 

my name is Lida Pet-Soede, I work for WWF the global conservation organisation www.panda.org/coraltriangle but am also co-owner of the Seven Seas liveaboard in Indonesia.

 

I dont think I have every posted anything but an invitation to join a petition for saving a threathened species of newzealand dolphin.

 

I hardly visit Wetpixel, but when I do it is to check out your conservation relevant discussions, many of them very good, great to see you are also working on keeping the marine environment healthy.

 

Lida

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Hello,

 

My name is Sterling Zumbrunn, and I have been a Wetpixel member for a couple years under the username sterlingz. I am now working part-time for Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo, and will be helping them with their online outreach efforts, including interacting with the Wetpixel community.

 

Any posts from this account will be specifically as an industry representative.

 

We look forward to contributing to this vibrant community.

 

All the very best,

 

Sterling

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Hi All

 

My name is Simon Brown, I'm a photographer, based in the UK. I supply editorial features to magazines (DIVE, Unterwasser, Duiken are but a few) and supply stock images to Seapics and Natural Visions. I write as well as create images.

 

I cover travel features, wrecks and wildlife, but some of my most successful work has been documenting military divers at work, including bomb disposal and surveying HMS Royal Oak.

 

Topside I cover motorcycle touring and off-road adventure. Namibia was the last trip and Laos is coming up in January.

 

There are some examples of my work at www.simonbrownimages.com

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Hi All

 

Just wanted to introduce myself and my company. My name is Jeff and I have been an avid diver for 10 years, I have been teaching as a PADI AI for 8 of them. And have been a passionate photographer for the last 6 years. I was a test diver for ScubaLab of ScubaDiving magazine for years. But now myself and the former directors of ScubaLab have started our own Scuba Gear Reports web based company called www.scubagearreports.com

 

Along with all dive gear we will be reviewing we will also be reviewing UW photography gear. In our first issue we reviewed the Nauticam NA-NEX5 which we loved. Looking forward to testing all the gear and uw photography gear we can get our hands on.

 

Thanks

Jeff

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Hello, folks. We're trying to properly identify industry members here at Wetpixel. A lot of industry representatives are browsing these forums; thanksfully, most are careful about what they post because they want to avoid tacky self-promotion.

 

I'd like an explicit label for industry folk who care to identify themselves. We may enable industry-only features in the future, and it will be nice to have a group already formed.

 

So if you're an industry member, please leave a message here or send a message to one of the admins! Be sure to include your full name, so we don't just know you as a Wetpixel handle. ;)

 

We're going to define industry members as:

 

1) you design, manufactur, or sell dive or photo gear

 

2) you work in a dive shop or are a dive instructor

 

3) you are a professional photographer (your own definition -- if you are unsure, please let us know what you have done and we'll make a decision for you)

 

4) you work at a publication in a dive or photo-related area

 

5) you are a marine biologist with interests in underwater photography

 

I'm sure I missed something here, so if you don't fit in any of the above categories and still want to be in the group, go ahead and inform us.

 

Hi Eric,

 

My name is Tim Grollimund, and I live in Key Largo.

 

I am a divemaster, freelance photographer (getting started) and write the scuba diving column for the local newspaper. Columns are here: www.keysnet.com/diving

 

I would like to be considered as an industry member.

 

A buddy of mine, Jim McDonald, was just with you in Alaska, I believe. Please fell free to ask Jim about me.

 

Thanks.

 

Tim

www.timgimages.com

www.timgimages.com/crlogbook

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Hi All,

 

My name is Marcel Hagendijk, and I am manager at Maluku Divers, in Ambon, East Indonesia. In my spare time I am interim cruise director on Damai liveaboard.

 

I have expertise as instructor, technical/mixed gas diver, wreck and cave exploration, guide, and underwater videographer.

 

Since last year, after the Wetpixel Nightdive Safari in Ambon, I got back in the underwater photography side of things. Since January this year I upgraded my photo equipment, and have been taking underwater pics on a very regular base.

 

Ambon is known for its critter diving, and I start to have a nice collection of underwater images. As I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to dive on a daily base with my camera, and deal a lot with (professional) underwater photographers, I had a steep learning curve. Hopefully I can enter the world of professional underwater photographers one day.

 

Proud to say I made 3rd price in the Ocean Art 2011 novice DSLR category, as its my first competition entry.

 

Anyway, as I want to improve my skills, I joined wetpixel, and hope to pick up some more tricks of the trade

 

Hope to dive with you all (again) some day, and talk camera!

 

Cheers,

 

Marcel Hagendijk

www.divingmaluku.com

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Greetings Marcel,

Congrats on you placing in the Ocean Art comp. That's a very competitive competition.

I've been thinking of diving in Ambon the end of next summer and did a search here on Maluku Divers. There seems to be very positive reports on your dive op and I hope things come together for a trip over.

 

Rand

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Hi all,

Blaise Douros here; I work for Light and Motion in sales and support, as well as shooting and editing photos and videos for both our UW and Bike product divisions when I can.

 

In my previous life, I worked in post-production for Sea Studios, working on National Geographic and PBS documentaries. I still have my fingers in the documentary world, mostly through my music scoring work.

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Hi all,

Blaise Douros here; I work for Light and Motion in sales and support, as well as shooting and editing photos and videos for both our UW and Bike product divisions when I can.

 

In my previous life, I worked in post-production for Sea Studios, working on National Geographic and PBS documentaries. I still have my fingers in the documentary world, mostly through my music scoring work.

 

 

 

G'day Blaise,

Great to see you have joined wetpixel. Looking forward to your input especially in the video forums.

We had the blue on tour festival last night in sydney & in the credits for one of the films i noticed your name & wondered if it was you. Turns out it propably was. It was for the music from memory. Might have been in the wake of giants or something along those lines.

All about releasing the whales in hawaii from entanglement.

Cheers Pete.

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