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Scuba Articles > Photography
If You Can’t Take a Joke Don’t Take Up Underwater Photography
BobHalstead - 4/29/2013 9:25 AM
By Bob Halstead Some thoughts on taking underwater photographs with helpful hints for the innocent. It is all very wonderful to see beautiful underwater photographs published in Dive Magazines, but it is about time someone confessed! Some of the younger readers might not understand the suffering and sacrifices necessary to get those images, and end up with entirely the wrong idea. I’ve seen grown men cry. I’ve seen others, in a frenzy of frustration and rage, smashing their cameras and strobes o...
Photoshop Photoshop
BobHalstead - 4/29/2013 8:21 AM
By Bob Halstead “That’s a wonderful picture, you must be an expert at Photoshop”. Is that the ultimate insult to a photographer? It is to me. I like to think of myself as an underwater photographer. My perfect dive would be to descend, absorb the site’s ambience, discover the definitive subject, visualize the image I want, take one perfect photograph, and ascend, breathing the last puff of Nitrox from my tank as I reach for the dive boat ladder. I believe that a photo that comes straight out of ...
Digital Gets The Finger
BobHalstead - 4/29/2013 7:19 AM
By Bob Halstead Most of the divers I meet these days are shooting digital cameras. Sometimes they laugh at me, and mock my film cameras, and say things like “I only shot 200 images on that last dive, how many did you shoot Bob?” Then they sit down in the saloon with their computers and call people over to see their best shots. “There is a bit of back scatter in this one but I’ll just remove it with photoshop, how long will it be before you see your shots Bob? Ha! Ha!”. I could take this for a wh...
Diving today Diving today
scubadmike - 8/04/2012 3:13 AM
Going diving today on a privet boat out of Sabastion Florida checking for bugs .. Conditions today could be better :-0 GREAT WAY TO END A VACATION ...................
New Wrecks New Wrecks
Saltdragon - 3/19/2012 1:00 PM
A new wreck we found last week and Tim found another which we will be checking out....
Jupiter dive 1/28/12 Jupiter dive 1/28/12
scubadmike - 1/29/2012 6:48 AM
Wow what a dive 1/28/12 Vis,60 Bottom temp 74 . BUT did not feal bad . So far the BEST DIVE OF THE YEAR !!...
Underwater Photography - Selecting Your First Camera Underwater Photography - Selecting Your First Camera
Skipster - 1/24/2012 6:19 AM
Underwater Photography – Finding Your First Camera By Skip Straus www.ScubaWithSkip.com Believe it or not, I have only been diving for two and a half years. HOWEVER, I have almost 150 dives in that short amount of time. I now hold certifications from NAUI (Advanced, Nitrox), PADI (Rescue Diver) and PDIC (Dive Supervisor). I also hold several Specialty cards... including Search and Recovery, Deep Diver, Navigation and Underwater Digital Photography. I am already at a point where I have sold two o...
The new Nikon D4 has just been announced The new Nikon D4 has just been announced
UnderwaterPhotoGuide - 1/06/2012 9:11 AM
Nikon has released another full frame camera, the Nikon D4, which is the successor to the Nikon D3s. It is not often you find a camera that will be more expensive than the underwater housings, but that will probably be the case here. Check out the full article here -> http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/nikon-d4-specs-comparison...
photos & cameras
Angiesbubbles - 8/05/2010 11:46 PM
I would love to see some photos underwater where the camera is mentioned. I want to get an idea of what cameras can do what before I buy one. This would help me out more than any reviews I could read. Thanks!...
this is a better deal I think !
SCUBASMITTY - 6/03/2010 1:26 PM
Click on photos to enlarge Nikon Coolpix L22 Digital ULTRAcompact Package Housing & Camera Package #6280.23 .......... $390 Deluxe Package w/ Travel Bag #3900.22 ...... $875 Deluxe Package includes Housing, Camera, AF35 AutoFlash Kit and #3910 Compact Travel Bag. Housing Only #6280.22 ...... $260 The Ikelite ULTRAcompact digital housing for the Coolpix L22 really delivers when performance and durability matter. The ULTRAcompact housing is high quality, built to last and backed by Ikelite’s long-...
anyone got one of these yet ?
SCUBASMITTY - 5/03/2010 10:32 PM
Click on photos to enlarge JVC Picsio GC-FM1 Compact Video Package Housing & Camera Package #5650.02 .......... $430 Deluxe Package w/ Travel Bag #3900.01 ...... $760 Deluxe Package includes Housing, Camera, Pro-V8 LED Lite (w/o batteries), #9523.51 Tray and #3910 Compact Travel Bag. Housing Only #5650.01 ...... $260 Dive into underwater videography with this incredibly compact and simple to use package. The Compact Video housing is high quality, built to last, and backed by Ikelite’s long-stand...
Underwater Images Competition Underwater Images Competition
SeaVisionUSA - 7/13/2009 9:44 AM
SeaVisionUSA is pleased to announce Barbara Buchanan as a winner of the Underwater Photo/Video Competition! Seavision graciously awards a SeaVision 2100 Mask with matching snorkel to this talented participant. If you’d like to submit your photo please visit www.uwimages.org to find out how to win!...
Ocean in Focus Conservation Photography Contest
MatavaFiji - 6/25/2009 11:28 PM
Ocean in Focus Conservation Photography Contest Prizes Kemp’s Ridley hatchling headed out to sea. (c) Kirsten Dahlen 2008/Marine Photobank Winning photographers will receive the following prizes: Grand Prize! Seven nights ocean-view accommodations at MATAVA, a premier eco-adventure resort in Fiji. Package includes 5 days 2 tank diving for two and 6 days unlimited shore diving for two as well as roundtrip airport transfers. Carbon Offsets through NativeEnergy from your home and car for one year p...
New Photo Manual Emphasizes Non-tech Approach For Beginners New Photo Manual Emphasizes Non-tech Approach For Beginners
PaulMila - 5/06/2009 1:02 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EDITORS: For review copies or interview requests, contact: MILABOOKS.COM - Promotional Services Department Tel: 516-334-5039 Fax: 516-578-1689 – contact via phone or email prior to transmitting request Email: paul@paulmila.com(When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address) BASIC UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY Unique New Photo Manual Emphasizes Non-Technical Approach CARLE PLACE, N.Y.- Basic Underwater Photography (now available through http://www.milabooks.com/ ) b...
WTB a Dive Camera
charstew - 3/30/2009 12:55 PM
What dive camera do you carry? I am looking to upgrade to a better camera and don’t want to spend more than 1000 bucks. Which ones are best? If you are selling a decent camera let me know. I am looking at no less than 8 mega pixels My mini-reefmaster is horrible and I will be selling it on E-bay....
my brother at 100 fsw my brother at 100 fsw
jeff98208 - 12/25/2008 4:05 PM
my brother on a night dive at 100fsw. one of the better pictures i took of him while we have been diving....
glowing jelly glowing jelly
jeff98208 - 12/25/2008 3:53 PM
my dive buddy and i where about half way done with our dive when we seen this jelly. with my dive buddy’s dive light and my external strobe, it lit up this jelly like no tomorrow on a night dive. i have tryed to recreate this photo many times since and with no success, this is the only one that came out that good....
lions mane
jeff98208 - 12/25/2008 3:48 PM
this lions mane was 20 feet long and my dive buddy andi just sarted our dive and we where 20 feet deep. just think, i almost swam into it. to close for comfort......
PhotoGraphy - A View
tom2000 - 12/25/2008 5:00 AM
Photography as a usable process goes back to the 1820s with the development of chemical photography. The first permanent photograph was an image produced in 1826 by the French inventor Nicéphore Niépce. However, the picture took eight hours to expose, so he sought to find a new process. Working in conjunction with Louis Daguerre, they experimented with silver compounds based on a Johann Heinrich Schultz discovery in 1724 that a silver and chalk mixture darkens when exposed to light. Niépce died ...
Ocean Dots: Island Imagery
purplelibrarian - 11/28/2008 11:11 AM
While researching my next trip, I found this web site, http://www.oceandots.com/ "Oceandots.com is an image-based atlas of the world’s islands and reefs as viewed from low earth orbit. Presented in a gazetteer/image gallery format, each entry consists of at least one image and a small amount of background information on the island." The owners of the site don’t identify themselves very well, but the sources include NASA data, so I expect it is a scientific collaboration project....