Although I'm not new to photography, I am new to underwater photography. I was certified in 2007 and find all the principles I've used for years, don't necessarily apply underwater. I use an older digital camera in an underwater case with no strobe at this time. Hopefully, I can upgrade sometime in the future. One of the biggest problems I've had is seeing the image and making manual adjustments on the camera monitor display. While I have 20/20 far vision, I can't see close up. I've added a magnification lens to my dive mask and made a hood with a magnifier in it for the camera which has really helped. Eventually I'll have to get a custom-made diving mask.
You're probably wondering how all this started -- my love of Hawaii that is. Well, I went to McKinley High School on the island of Oahu for a year back in 1958 and have been back to one of the Hawaiian islands almost every year ever since! I love the place, including the people of Hawaii.
A little more background on myself. Before retiring, I was a photographer and into digital imaging for many years doing work, including magazine covers, mostly in the high-tech area. Some companies I've worked for include Xerox, Rockwell International, Seven-Up, IBM, Port of Los Angeles.
Now that my wife and I are retired, I plan to take more pictures of the Big Island where we live. I would like to share pictures of the island itself as well as those reflecting my interest in underwater photography and wildlife. I'll have a little more time for personal picture taking now so check back for new updates.