DIY Adjustable Buoyancy Devices for Underwater Camera Strobe arms

A little story about how I came to make my own adjustable floats for my underwater camera rig, along with some instructions of how to make them yourself 🙂 You’re welcome. This little project started after a foolish omission while ordering an additional strobe for my Sony A7R II Nauticam housing.  I have 2 Nauticam carbon float arms (costing upwards of 75GBP) that I attach directly to … Continue reading DIY Adjustable Buoyancy Devices for Underwater Camera Strobe arms

Easy Breathing and Exploding Computers… dive gear experiences

Not my usual thing but as part of the diving adventure is using gear and I bought a load of new stuff before this trip I figured someone out there may be interested in knowing my opinion on it… I noted in a previous post the gear that I purchased from Mike’s Dive Store in London.  So, as I sit in Bangkok (it’s raining.. what the hell?!) in a … Continue reading Easy Breathing and Exploding Computers… dive gear experiences

Making preparations….

So, like my life, I have yet another tangental post… Packing lists may be the most boring thing for many but I’ve actually found some people’s advice pretty helpful.  Having already noticed I’ve forgotten a couple of items I thought I’d do the odd segment on how I prepared for this trip and what I bought/where I bought. Some context… I’m off to Indonesia (Labuanbajo) for a … Continue reading Making preparations….

Wireless Wonders (on the cheap) Nikon D4 & powered portable router

I’m writing this after tearing my hair out over a couple of days trying to get this to work… I was looking (albeit without too much research) for a portable router (access point) for my Nikon D4.  At about $800-900 for Nikon’s WT-5A a quick web search it was clear that there are portable (battery included) access points out there.  So I was on a mission … Continue reading Wireless Wonders (on the cheap) Nikon D4 & powered portable router

wish list gear… Solar charging my Nikon D700 batteries

My last minute packing has turned towards solar… I have a Nikon D700 and of course it needs batteries…  Now, I’m guessing the great adventure photographers don’t have a really long extension cable for the nearest mains plug.  But can I find some useful, simple and practical advise on getting my batteries charged away from a socket online?  No… This surprises me.  Having said that … Continue reading wish list gear… Solar charging my Nikon D700 batteries

Clever little gizmos so I can leave my laptop behind (well.. short trips anyway!)

Still waiting for news! I know, I know… it’s only 10:30am Monday morning! So, how to keep myself busy apart from applying new found editing skills to my old photos…?! When I travel up country and away from the big cities I always end up lugging my laptop around.  Great but cumbersome and there’s always a important risk of theft or (more likely) damage.  I … Continue reading Clever little gizmos so I can leave my laptop behind (well.. short trips anyway!)