Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Nauticam Demo Weekend 22 & 23 September 2012

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Nauticam Demo Weekend at NDAC Chepstow

The National Diving & Activity Centre will be hosting a Nauticam demonstration weekend over the 22nd and 23rd of September 2012.

Nauticam will be bringing along Compact, DSLR and Mirrorless (EVIL) Housings and Cameras.

We also have a free GUE presentation in the evening of the 22nd at the View Cafe Bar, so why not book one of our Wooden Wigwams and make a weekend of it.

Nauticam pride themselves on their ability to recognise the requirements of professional as well as underwater photographers and fulfil them through the innovative designs of their products.

NauticamNauticam understand that taking pictures underwater is a fun yet demanding activity; and strive to achieve a high level of user-friendliness by allowing stress-free installation and easy operation of all the important functions of the camera. Moreover, with their patented port locking mechanism, ports can be securely attached to or removed from housings by simply turning a lever; no rotation of the port is needed.

Nauticam UK are the official importers and distributors of Nauticam Underwater products in the UK.

For more details on the Nauticam product range, visit their website at


Underwater photography tips for reduced visibility

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Underwater Photography Tips

Underwater photography tips for reduced visibility

Grayscale version of underwater photoFollowing a move from Yorkshire to Brighton, Photographer Maria Munn decided that Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre would be the best place to carry out her first UK dive in about a year. Maria also felt that it would be a good opportunity to get some tips on how to great underwater photos in rainy conditions and reduced vis for her popular column on the Sport Diver website.

Maria offers a great description of the NDAC site, its attractions and offers some helpful tips and tricks on how to capture great shots of the NDAC’s wealth of underwater attractions.

"Moving further on I almost bumped into an amphibious armoured vehicle. Marc was already ahead and dived into it with his torch. And straight away, that was where I saw some amazing photo opportunities of his torch shining through the window of the vehicle.

I increased my ISO to 400 to let in enough available light to keep the picture sharp. I got as close to the vehicle as possible with my fisheye lens so that I was almost touching the front wheel.

"My flash was switched off so as not to cause dreaded backscatter and I used the Vivid mode in my Canon S95 to enhance the colour of the water. Then it was just a matter of waiting for Marc to point his torch in the right direction.

Read the full article on the Sport Diver Website>

Maria launched PADI’s Digital Underwater Photography Speciality some six years ago and has helped 16 course guests win prizes with their compact cameras. She offers personal camera set-up guides for just £9.95 as well as her award-winning book, Underwater Photography for Compact Camera Users , and new DVD. She offers courses in London, Lancing and Leeds as well as group specials in her VW Photobus at a divesite of your choice.

Maria will be running a weekend photography workshop at the National Diving & Activity Centre in September. Dates and details are yet to be confirmed, but to receive the latest information direct to your inbox suscribe below, follow us on Twitter @NDAC_co_uk or join our Facebook page.


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