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First Dives of 2017

After three months without diving I couldn’t wait any longer to get back in the water, so I bought a hooded 5/3 mm vest to wear under my 3mm farmer john and did a couple dives. I was also eager to test a few camera upgrades.  The water temperature was...

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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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Pink Meanie

It’s been two months since my last dive and with local Gulf water temperatures dipping into the low 60s it will be another month or two still before I descend into the blue and blow a few bubbles.  The more dedicated local divers are donning 7mm wetsuits or dry suits...

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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...