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Props for teaching U/W Photography

Discussion in 'Tips and Techniques' started by sladerer, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. sladerer

    sladerer Dive Con

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    Looking for recommendations/pointers to a site that carries something I can use as props for teach U/W students. Almost everything on amazon is small - looking for a variety of items i can suspend at various depths. thanks
     
  2. kmarks

    kmarks Divemaster

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    My instructor made this from some pvc pipes he got at Lowe's and some aquarium pieces he picked up at a pet store. He tied it off to a dive weight to make it stay on the bottom and the low density of the plastic made it stand upright. It gave me a lot of options for positioning myself and my lights, as well as some different textures and objects to shoot.
     
  3. 2ndjetty

    2ndjetty Solo Diver

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    What about just going to the local goodwill / thrift shop and getting toys like action figures? More sustainable than purchasing new (read: better for our ocean), it's cheap, and perfect for photo instruction in a pool!
     
  4. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    That's awesome! I love it!
     
  5. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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  6. oly5050user

    oly5050user Dive Travel Professional

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    image.jpeg Plastic toy figures found in grocery stores and toy stores. Can be almost anything, toy dinosaurs are fun
     

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