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Postby Leendert Smit » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:46 am

Hello everyone,

I started scuba diving in the early nineties and have really become interested in underwater photography after borrowing an (analogue) underwater camera for a trip to the Maldives in 2003. Results were an absolute disaster and the money I spent on film was wasted but I decided to continue despite this set back. I bought my own (digital) camera (Nikon coolpix) and all of a sudden I was able to come up with some reasonable pictures. I moved on since then to a Canon S3 with macro and wide angle wet lenses and an external flash. The next step will probably be an SLR camera.

I do most of my diving in the Netherlands with regular trips to the Red Sea. During the summer I try to make a dive twice a week and during the cold months the frequency goes down to once a month (weather permitting).

Although I have been making pictures underwater for the last 6 years I am sure there is still a lot to learn about underwater photography and I found this web site particularly helpful.

You can check out my web site here
http://www.xs4all.nl/~buitenzq/duiken/

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Postby scottg » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:59 am

hi Leendert, welcome to the forums and we look forward to seeing some of your photos. thanks for sharing your website, I especially enjoyed the Cuttlefish photos

Scott Gietler Owner/Editor, Underwater Photography Guide & Bluewater Photo http://www.uwphotographyguide.com http://www.bluewaterphotostore.com

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