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Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 05/23/2013 - 7:39 AM

Hi, is there any scuba diving phographer ?


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Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 05/23/2013 - 7:54 AM

I would like to share my passion for underwater photography with all of you (underwater photographer or not).

what is the most amazing thing you have seen underwater?

And what is your favorite underwater subject?

I like all clown fish (the well known "Nemo" ;-) ) and all nudibranches !


Posted by: Jason Christopher on 05/23/2013 - 7:55 AM

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Just beautiful!! Ive only been snorkeling, wish i could go scuba, but i cant actually swim that well and get severe asthma so diving down a few meters is enough for me lol, enjoyed it a few times but i just remeber the constant current sweeeping u meteres back and forth and the colours seemed washed out from the fish...but how far down do u need to go to get these amazing photographs?? The colours and sharpness are really good, we tried underwater phtography and hoped to go to the red sea when Egypt calmed down a bit. do u have extra lighting equipment? is it just a flash or normal lighting in bright sunlight?


Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 05/23/2013 - 8:02 AM

Hi jason, thank you for your message!

this nudibranch was at about 10-15 meters underwater in Borneo. so not so deep.

I have used internal flash for this picture and for some of other picture at 20-30 mt I used a red filter plus the internal flash.

Egypt is a wanderfull place to make some picture. you can see amazing subject quite at the surface where you don't need to add external flash.
So, you don't need to go too deep!


Posted by: Jason Christopher on 05/23/2013 - 8:08 AM

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Stunning work Robert!!
Well i might post some if i get any good ones in a few years lol Egypt is amazing. have fun!


Posted by: David Bowman on 05/23/2013 - 9:30 AM

Unfortunately my underwater photography (and scuba-diving) ceased when I moved from the tropics. Somehow the North Sea (full of... I shudder to think what) doesn't hold the same pull as the South China Sea. Swimming with Sun Fish was probably the highlight of many memorable dives.


Posted by: Paul Ward on 05/23/2013 - 9:55 AM

I dive the Northeast waters off of New Jersey, its not the best for underwater photography but here are a few:
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Posted by: Sebastian Musial on 05/23/2013 - 10:25 AM

Never got into underwater photography, always felt that to do it right it would be too expensive.
I have done Egypt, great diving!
For me the most memorable things from my diving trips were manta rays on Yap and seeing a whale shark in Kenya.


Posted by: Duane McCullough on 05/23/2013 - 10:29 AM

Living the Florida Keys for decades -- I did manage to paint this underwater scene as a wall mural.

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Posted by: Christine Till on 05/23/2013 - 10:37 AM

If I only had more time ...

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Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 05/23/2013 - 11:15 AM

Amazing pictures and experiences! thank you all for sharing!


Posted by: Ed Meredith on 05/23/2013 - 11:30 AM

Welcome to FAA Roberta... i love your nudibranch photographs... they are such interesting and beautiful creatures.

My scuba days are over and i only snorkel now, but i'm still entertained and amused by some incredible sights...

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Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 05/23/2013 - 1:44 PM

Hi Meredith! thank you! Your photo are very nice! I am happy to see that other people like sea life like me. You can made amazing photo also just by snorkeling. most of amazng subjets are close to the surface where coulours are bright!


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Posted by: Jean Noren on 05/23/2013 - 1:50 PM

I love to do underwater photography and have lots of photos, but am traveling in New York right now and dont know how to post. Feel free to check out my gallery


Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 05/23/2013 - 2:06 PM

Nice pictures Shum, thank you!


Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 05/23/2013 - 2:09 PM

I saw your pictures jean Noren, very nice!!! I also voted one! ;-)


Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 05/23/2013 - 2:10 PM


Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 05/23/2013 - 2:11 PM

well, i don't know to share pictures within the blog... some one could help?


Posted by: Duane McCullough on 05/23/2013 - 3:48 PM

Roberta -- to post your images into any blog, just go to the image on your site and copy (cntrl+C) the image link just above the "PDF Sales Sheet" link in the lower right side of the page and paste it with whatever you want to say into the blog. You have to use the keyboard copy option because the FAA site uses a java script that prevents a right-click mouse copy.

Like this:
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Posted by: Paul Cowan on 05/23/2013 - 3:56 PM

Wonderful shots.


Posted by: Jean Noren on 05/23/2013 - 3:59 PM

Nice shots here. Thank you, Roberta.


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Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 05/23/2013 - 8:24 PM

Photo sharing done!!!thank you Duane for your explication!


Posted by: Duane McCullough on 05/23/2013 - 8:50 PM

You're welcome Roberta ;)

BTW, your photos look great as does all the photos here.

I always wanted to take underwater macro/stereo photos of the many wonderful critters and their environment on the coral reef when I lived in the Keys -- but I never could find the equipment or the money to do it. Perhaps one day maybe...

Anyway, if you like underwater videos check out this link:


Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 05/24/2013 - 5:09 AM

Very nice videao, thank you Duane!

yes, sea life is so beauty that underwater photo could be just great!

You know? you don't really need to have very expensive equipments. Of course with certains equipements and big expirience you can make fantastic pictures but you can made amazing pictures just with basique equipements!

My pictures that I have posted are taken with a basique water proof camera with an additional water proof case. No external flash or strobes.

You need to chose very bright colored subjects (like nudibranches) but often these subjets are very little ( few cm) and hard to see.

This is the most difficulty I have while diving : to see the little subjects and to take the right photo.

I tried to make a picture of a pigmy horse, i will share this picture when I will come back from Ivory Cost to show you this amazing little creature!


Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 05/29/2013 - 12:42 PM

somebady has other amazin experiences to share with us?


Posted by: Heather Applegate on 05/29/2013 - 1:20 PM

Roberta... no one else mentioned it, but if you want to sell these, get rid of the date stamp on the right side of all of them.


Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 06/08/2013 - 12:29 PM

Hy heather! thank you for this important infrmation! I will do it!


Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 06/09/2013 - 1:47 PM

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I think clown fishes are one of the most interesting spot underwater! Aren't them?


Posted by: Jean Noren on 06/09/2013 - 3:59 PM

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I agree, clown fish and their anemones are fun to watch.


Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 06/09/2013 - 4:04 PM

Wow, amazing pictures Jean Noren! Thank you!
Yes I agree with you, anemones give to clow fishes a nice back ground. transparency, white and bright coulours and shadows make clown fishes pictures very special!


Posted by: David Bishop on 06/09/2013 - 4:13 PM

No scuba diving I cheated and took pics of a friends salt water aquarium

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Posted by: Jean Noren on 06/09/2013 - 4:31 PM

NIce ones David, I found it was actually harder to take photos in a tank then being underwater. The glare and color balance are hard to sort out. The second shot above is especially nice.


Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 06/10/2013 - 12:45 AM

Hi David , thank you for sharing your pictures! Yes, it is hard take pictures Like That in an aquarium!


Posted by: Colin Utz on 06/11/2013 - 4:57 AM

I work as dive instructor in the Philippines, and also teach underwater photography. So, I am ashamed, that I have only one underwater picture here on FAA. But, I have joined only some days ago.

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Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 06/11/2013 - 6:10 AM

Hy coliń ,welcome on board! So you are dive instructor in philippines! And you teach underwater photography?! Grt, i plan to go there next year for holidays, give me your diving club name and location it could be interesting for me!


Posted by: Colin Utz on 06/11/2013 - 6:35 AM

Hi Roberta,

It would be great to meet a fellow FAA artist in person! I am with "Octopus Divers", Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, on the island Mindoro. If you need any help or information about diving in the Philippines, dont hesitate to send me an e-mail.


Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 06/14/2013 - 5:14 AM

That's great! I will contact you at the moment of my travel organization! yes it would be a pleasure for me too to meet a FAA artist and a passionate of diving and underwater photography!


Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 06/14/2013 - 5:16 AM

I have a question for all underwater photographer.

All of my picture are taken with an olympus TG-1 and its underwtare case. I have not yet an external flash or strobe. What do you suggest me to buy?

At the moment I use just the internal flash and a red filter when I am on the blue.

thank you for your suggestions!



Posted by: Roberta Sassu on 06/17/2013 - 5:06 PM

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One of my favorite photos i have taken.


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