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  • Maldives from the Sky

    Travelling with Underwater Photography Gear

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    I have shared my thoughts in previous posts about different options of equipment for travelling. If you have DSLR equipment, it’s much bigger and heavier than point & shoot or mirrorless. Same concerning flashes, some are more bulky, others more compact. If, like me, you …

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  • Hyperdrive Backup device for images

    Saving Pictures during Travels

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    What more important for the photographer than to have the images kept safely, and if possible, on more than one storage? I have several ways of backing up my image files when travelling. They immediately get placed in files on my notebook computer.  I then …

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  • Soft coral and diver in Papua New Guinea

    GoPro for Underwater Footage

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    Still images are delightful, but in this internet era they are not enough.  There is always a need for video footage complement. Some DSLR cameras have their own video system included. The older DSLR models (like mine) generally don’t. The GoPro is a perfect choice …

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  • Focus Lights for Underwater Cameras

    My Focus Lights for Underwater Photography

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    The focus light also called modular light, is quite important for night shots or photos in dark places. I have tried and still work with a few models. On the picture above, from left to right, Green Force HID + A12 battery, UK-Mini Q40, BigBlue …

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  • Fantasea Housing for Canon G15

    My Compact Camera for Underwater Photography

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    Point&shoot or compact cameras are often very convenient for specific images, video footage or when travelling without being able to drag any “big” photo gear. Picture above: Fantasea FG15 housing by Boaz Samorai for Fantasea Website I own the Canon G10 P&S camera (current model …

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  • half and half / split water pic of woman free-diving in the Cyclades - Greece

    Tips for Half-and-Half Air/Water Photo Shooting

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    Half-and-half (or split) air/water is very special and always appreciated by every eye because it is mixing two very different worlds on one single image. There are many creativity options, like for every kind of image, but in this case, the two environments add many …

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  • HousingGigFront

    My Flashes, Sync Cables and Flash Arms for Underwater Photography

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    Picture above: Housing with two Ikelite DS125 strobes, Ikelite Sync Cords and arms divided in two 8″ sections. I began using Nikonos SB105 (previously SB103) strobes which were wonderful, but not strong nor fast enough for me. I replaced them with two Ikelite DS-125 (the …

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  • Lenses for Underwater Photography

    My Lenses for Underwater Photography

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    The lenses used for underwater are mainly wide-angle and macro, because we always need to be as close as possible to the subject to reduce the water filter between us. There is no use of any kind of telephoto lens underwater. Lenses on the picture …

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  • MichelBbyDanyWeinberg1

    My Underwater Camera Housing

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    When choosing the camera it’s important to understand that the housing is an investment you will have for years.  It’s the most expensive part of your rig.  The housing will be adapted only to the model of camera you own.  Go for one which you …

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  • NikonD300

    My DSLR Camera for Underwater Photography

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    Second part of the Underwater Photography Gear series. After having used the legendary Nikonos V underwater film camera for many years, the digital revolution finally pushed me to replace my old equipment with pixel makers which would make my life much easier. In the past …

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