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Underwater photography

Discussion in 'Photography' started by CAdiveTaco, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Jan 3, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    CAdiveTaco

    CAdiveTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys-
    Any divers here? I really enjoy underwater photography and video, my wife and I frequently dive in Monterey and just returned from Thailand.
    I shoot video with a Sony HDR -HC7 in a Lights and Motion BlueFin Housing with external Video Monitor and lights.
    See the pic on my avatar. One of the reasons we chose the Tacoma was to haul all our gear around.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    My brother-in-law is certified to dive in Florida.....never been myself.
    Welcome to TW if I haven't done so yet......Is it just a hobby? Sounds cool, I'd like to admire your work, (avatar is only a teaser) but sorry I had to......
    :worthless:or vids!
     
  3. Jan 3, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I have done some underwater photography in the Bahamas, but used a rental camera. Not sure what kind it was, and the pics didnt turn out as good as I thought they would. I guess there is more to it than just getting a camera and clicking the shutter.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2009 at 11:22 PM
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    I did some snorkeling in Hanauma Bay Hawaii. I bought a cheap underwater throwaway camera. It worked pretty well:

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  5. Jan 4, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    I am not able to host my video's as of yet. High Def video takes up a ton of storeage, I need to convert them to standard dv and post some shorts to You Tube.
    I do shoot stills as well, my entry rig was a Sea-n-Sea Dx90 digital. I now shoot with an Olympus SP-350.
    Here are a few stills I have been able to capture that you all might like. I do from time to time carry both video and still rigs with me on a dive but it can be rather cumbersome.
    I'm currently shooting with a Nikon D80 but I have yet to get a housing for it. Not sure if I will due to cost, so for know I use it as my primary camera year round. Still trying to get the hang of it.

    This is from the Similan Islands in Thailand
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    Dive trip to Mexico
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    Wreck diving in Roatan
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    Shark dive in the Bahamas
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    I cant take credit for this one, this was the start of a drift dive in Roatan, waiting for my group to come down the anchor line.
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  6. Jan 4, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    very beautiful man, awesome colors, thanks for posting. Look forward to more. I need to go scuba diving......:)

    Nice pics rob, yours are cool too, reach out and touch that turtle!!
     
  7. Jan 4, 2009 at 11:29 PM
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    Working on that...
    I dive too, mostly in the Pompano Beach area. Those are some sick pictures, that Blacktip looks hostile. I've always wanted an underwatercamera.... Do you spearfish at all? I also see you have the Aqua Lung Legend. That is one sweet reg... I used it during certification but now I have a Titan which is nice too.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    Thanks for the compliments guys, Robs pics are great too. Being that close to the turtles in Hawaii is always great.
    The Black Tip did not cause us any issues, the picture does not do it justice. During the feeding frenzy there was atleast a dozen 6-8' black tips. Once they were done eating they had little interest in us.
    TRDreamin, nice catch that is a Aqualung legend, I love that reg. I use for everything from cold water diving to warm water as well as Search and Recovery dives.
    I volunteer for the local Sheriffs Dept as a diver on the Search and Rescue Team, although there is little to rescue when we get called.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    can you post these in the "best of outdoor pics" too? lots of other great photography there also. The school of fish in Mexico looks great.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    Awesome shot! You don't see visibility like that too often unless you boat out to the Pinnacles like you did.
    Are you a Tech Diver, judging from your gear set up it looks that way.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    Yeah I noticed that last night as well as your fins, I hate being cold so you wont see me in a wet suit. Although my last attempt (last Sat) I turned my Dry suit into a wet suit!
    :eek:
     
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