By Jerome Hingrat

Often fished but rarely dived, Connemara loughs are bog diving territory at its best. Sliding into brackish water riddled by a seasonal downpour might not be everybody's idea of a weekend in the Wild West but for the frustrated winter diver that I am, there is sometimes nothing like the peaty waters of Connemara. Connemara loughs are like proverbial watering holes there is no shortage of them. Water is not a rare commodity around here, above and below, out of the heavens it comes in every...

By Charles Hood

In 1974 Peter Benchley's novel Jaws was first published. The following year a film by the same title sealed Steven Spielberg's talent as a master entertainer. It gripped the world. Great white sharks were the enemy. What Speilberg managed to achieve was to instil in people's minds that a shark could think. It could actively strategize about what it was going to hunt and serve up on the dinner table. While this may have been highly successful for Hollywood it would prove to be a disastrous for...

The Essential Underwater Photography Manual

By Denise Nielsen Tackett and Larry Tackett. The problem with any book which sets out to call itself the 'essential' guide to any subject is that it must inevitably fail some readers in some aspects what you or I may find absolutely crucial in the quest for underwater photographic perfection may well not rate so highly in another's eyes. Nonetheless, the Tacketts have come up with a tome which seems to satisfy most of the people most of the time, and they ought to be commended for that. This is...

Underwater Digital Photography Workshops

At Kungkungan Bay Resort August 6-27, 2005 Whether a beginner or digital pro, take your digital photography to the next level with Rod Klein, Digital Editor of Fathoms Magazine and Kungkungan Bay Resort for a series of underwater I digital workshops Augustj 6-27, 2005 in what is arguably one of the best destinations on the planet for macro photography - Lembeh Strait. Rod will conduct workshops throughout the period with schedules arranged to meet guests' individual needs. Normal workshop...

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Guams Fish Eye Marine Park photography gallery

Marine photographer and Micronesia resident Tim Rock stands in front of spinner dolphin images at the new Fish Eye ocean photo gallery. Going to Micronesia Guam's Fish Eye Marine Park has opened a new ocean photography gallery. This small gallery hosts photographic images from the underwater world around Guam, Micronesia and Indo-Pacific by internationally published photojournalist and UwP contributor Tim Rock. The gallery is open daily free to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Signed prints...

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Wetpixel Redesigns Site Adds Features

Wetpixel.com, one of the the web's premiere information and community sites for digital underwater photography, has gone live with a ground-up redesign. In addition to streamlining the presentation of data, Wetpixel has added many new features, including easy-to-access article archives, RSS and Atom feeds, member galleries, and hosted weblog space. Also improved is the administration area of the site, which will serve to increase accessibility to a larger group of content contributors. As we...

By Alexander Mustard

We live in a hurly-burley disposable digital age. When it comes to technology we all want the latest and greatest, and we want it now. Or preferably yesterday To meet this demand, digital products can be rushed to the market without due care and attention and everything from computer software to digital cameras regularly receive user installable updates to fix bugs and improve performance. Nikon have taken a different approach with their new flagship digital SLR, the 12.4 megapixel D2x, and...

Beneath The Sea 2005 Presents Ernie Brooks II

When Beneath the Seas 29th annual Ocean Exposition, Adventure and Dive Travel Show convenes at New Jersey's Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey March 18th, 19th and 20th, 2005, Ringmaster for the Film Festival will be the notable photographer, emcee, raconteur, and Master-of-Ceremonies Ernie Brooks. If there is anyone who understands photography and the magic that creates an exceptional photograph it is Ernie Brooks. Until recently Ernie was President of the internationally...

Right in the eye

Experimenting with super-wide angle by Will Postlethwaite I had just finished a muck dive with Kungkungan Bay Resort in the Lembeh Strait and when I got back onto the boat all the photographers were asking me why my strobes were so far away from the camera and subject Was I mad Did I have no idea (maybe they were right ) When I explained that I was using a fisheye lens they were still not impressed and were just even more convinced that I was mad and had no idea what I was doing. At least,...

Book a classified advert in UwP

You can sell or buy your equipment for a flat fee of just 25 with an eyecatching photo. Your advert can be up to 50 words but the more words you use, the smaller the text size will be. E mail the text of your advert to classifieds uwpmag.com Aquatica D100 housing, 8 dome port with shade neoprene cover, Straight Port for 105mm lens, Sealux CX80 flash housing (for Nikon 80DX for TTL operation) with neoprene cover, 12-24mm lens zoom gear, TLC 3-link flash arm, nik cable, pelican case AND boxed...

By Pete and Aleta Saloutos

My love of water goes way back swimming lessons as a kid, surfing as a teenager, swim team in high school. Thirty-five years ago I got certified for diving but never really got behind it. At that time, the equipment was primitive by today's standards. Ten years later, well into my life as a photographer, my interest in diving was rekindled when I began to experiment with a Nikonos underwater camera and lights. For the next several years, I had great fun with colorful shots of swimmers using...

Ikelite Nikon Coolpix 4800 housing

Ikelite have announced a new mini-version of their heavy duty thick wall housings that is virtually indestructible, has 200 feet depth capabilities, and is priced like thin wall housings with limited depth rating. This Nikon digital camera provides excellent results at a very realistic price. Drop into the housing for a fun and satisfying experience. All camera functions are accessible. The housing is moulded of corrosion free clear polycarbonate and operates safely to 200 feet. The flash built...