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Mar 10, 2015

Etiquette for GoPro Users

Good diver behavior and etiquette seems to have gone out the window lately with the proliferation of the GoPro. 

The tendency for a new videographer is to concentrate on the wrong things, or to have their priorities backwards. Safety should always be the first consideration.

If a diver does not know how much gas they have, their depth or what is happening around them, then they should not be recording. It only takes a few seconds to check on these things and it could save a piece of coral, an angry buddy or it could even save a life.

You can read the rest of this article by downloading the magazine (free):

Here's the free download link of Xray magazine. Lot's of interesting articles.
On page 86 is an article I wrote about the GoPro, "do's and don'ts".
http://www.xray-mag.com/pdfs/xray65/X-Ray65_locked.pdf

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Mar 6, 2015

Tips and Tools for GoPro underwater

The GoPro is a point-and-shoot camera, but for divers in particular, results can vary drastically depending on who is pointing and shooting, and what other gear is involved. 

Divers need to remember that the more water light must pass through, the more color is stripped away, starting with the reds, followed by the other colors of the rainbow.

This results in footage with a very blue or green cast. Easily remedied with the purchase of a filter and a video light or two, the resulting footage can be astoundingly different. A red filter will reduce the blue tint of an ocean environment, and a magenta filter will serve to cut back the green tint that tends to dominate footage shot in lakes, quarries, caves, and certain oceans.

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Mar 4, 2015

Cave Diving Mexico, part 2 "Mayan Blue"

Shooting during cave diving has its perils: silt, navigation failure, task loading, gas consumption...
This is part 2 of a series of four videos I'm putting together for Blue Life, a dive operation in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

This was all shot on a GoPro




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