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Here are some photos I took of my underwater rig that I use for Dive Documentaries. I shoot with a Canon 550D T2i in an Ikelite housing with a big ole dome port and a Tokina 11-16mm wide angle lens. Rigged a sweet little tripod setup that is actually a complete pain in the neck […]
Well, I finally completed the first 7 short-form documentaries of this Key Largo underwater travel guide! I am roughly 1/3 of the way finished with this project, since Key Largo has over 20 popular scuba diving spots worthy of a short-form documentary. The next step is to use this website as a prototype to gather […]
Last month I took a short break from filming in Key Largo to spend some time exploring the majestic Crystal River, which is about two hours north of Tampa. For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to shoot video of the manatees in Crystal River. It is by far one of the most […]
Last weekend I went down to Pompano Beach to get my Advanced Open Water Certification. While the Open Water Certification allows you to dive to 60ft deep, the Advanced Open Water Certification allows you to dive down to the recreational limit of 130ft. I need this certification so that I can dive the numerous wrecks […]
So last weekend I went out to shoot a shipwreck called the City of Washington on the gorgeous Elbow Reef. After interviewing several people from the dive industry in Key Largo, I had heard time and again how Elbow Reef was a favorite. And after diving the City of Washington, I was convinced why. First of all, the […]
This past weekend I spent some time testing out my underwater tripod rig, both in my pool and out on the reefs of Key Largo. My mission was to get several rock-steady shots on an especially shallow reef. This particular tripod wasn’t made for shooting underwater, so I had to modify it a bit. I […]
This latest trip to the Keys was spent on Molasses Reef, one of the most popular diving and snorkeling spots in Key Largo, if not the entire Keys. Molasses is a beautiful reef, and insanely fun to dive. The reef is large, with roughly 30 mooring buoys. It would take several trips to adequately explore […]
Shooting video underwater poses unique challenges. Color and light change drastically at different depths, and buoyancy control is paramount. I encountered a large number of issues that I need to troubleshoot and learn from, but the more practice I get in the water, the better the images will become! As you can see, Key Largo’s […]