I’ve given a few photography classes over the last year. I’m a self professed nerd and so the technical side of photography really appeals to that side of my nature. The creative side is the balance to my more day to day work. I found that when I give the lessons it was really focused on the technical aspects of taking a photo. Composition, settings, … Continue reading Technical Knowledge or Something More
A solo dive filled with cute little and monster sized frog-fish… you never know what a day will bring (even those that start on a bit of a low and self-reflection). Continue reading Continuing adventures in solo diving (the day of the frogfish)
How much stuff do I take with me for my underwater photography? I always find it interesting what sort of things people take with them to get what they achieve in photography. Not to say that others achieve more with less… Continue reading What’s in the bag
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
Being underwater, and particularly SCUBA diving can be a zen-like experience. No longer limited to two-dimensional movement the weightlessness of SCUBA provides that third dimension of travel. Peacefully moving over the sand, through the corals and gliding through the reef like a fish is a wonderful feeling as one feels part of another world, a privileged vantage point… The intention of taking a month of diving … Continue reading Underwater Zen…
It’s always fun to have a laugh with friends for photoshoots… I have to say that I was a little nervous when a singer friend asked me to do a photoshoot for her upcoming album cover. I’m not sure that I totally doubt myself but I felt a little under-equiped this time (I’d only brought my little Fujifilm X100T and even newer and smaller Sony … Continue reading Photos for rockstars
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
Like all photography there’s no hard and fast rules…. search the internet and you’ll come across hundreds of blog entries on the subject. Everything from “how do I get a pro camera into an event “from how do stop focusing on the microphone?!”. I love being at gigs for the music and capturing the energy of the artists. I’ve been pretty lucky to get press … Continue reading Getting the most out shooting gigs or parties in bars/clubs with little lighting.
The boat containing 100MT of food arrives along the swollen river and we get ready to distribute it to smaller boats and into trucks.
By day 3 (Monday morning the numbers have risen to 57,000 for the district that we’re in… our estimate has risen too. We finalize this with our office and they dispatch around 180MT (metric tonnes) to us by road. The local authorities finally agree on a drop off point for the main town, which happens to be one of the first places and an indoor … Continue reading Myanmar Floods (Pt 2) – 7days, 25000 people, 180MT of food (a tale of an emergency response)