Tagged: underwater photography

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Camera Upgrade – RX100

After shooting with a TG-4 for the last two years I decided to upgrade to a Sony RX100.  The TG-4 has two weaknesses, a very small sensor and no fully manual mode.  The small sensor can limit the image quality, but in excellent visibility and with great subject proximity the...

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Camera Upgrades

At the beginning of last season I added a UWL-04 lens to my TG-4 camera rig and, with the 2017 season currently underway, I recently decided to make a few more upgrades.  The simple tray and flex arm that I started with are adequate for a compact single strobe setup,...

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Favorite Emerald Coast Dive Sites

So far I’ve only scratched the surface of the nearly 100 dive sites along the Emerald Coast.  All of the sites I have explored have been fairly enjoyable with most being worth repeating, but some are quickly becoming my favorites.  With so many sites remaining to explore it might change...

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Do you need a strobe?

One common question posed by newcomers to underwater photography is if strobes are required for capturing good underwater pictures.  Strobes add more gear to your dive kit and of course add cost, so it is perhaps wishful thinking that they might be unnecessary.  There are some circumstances where the benefit...

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Olympus TG-4 Camera Rig

My introduction to underwater photography was snorkeling with an Olympus TG-3.  The TG-3 is a waterproof and rugged camera that doesn’t require being housed for depths shallower than 50 feet.  It has underwater modes, including a macro mode which doesn’t need a wet lens to perform well.  It is a...