scottish nudibranchs

It all started with taking pictures underwater - nudibranchs are ideal subjects, they don't move about much and when they do it is reasonably slowly and they are colourful, mostly. Now it is about finding out as much as I can about them, recording their behaviour and keeping a record of their appearance around the sites I dive.

Sony a6000 with Nauticam housing

2014, June - Present camera setup
Sony α6000
Housing and handles:
50 mm Zeiss Touit macro
Sony 18-55 zoom
Arms, ball joints, etc:
Flash guns:
Inon D-2000 x 2
Close up macro lens:
Nauticam CMC-1 in Nauticam Flip holder
Focus light:
Light & Motion Sola 1200

Images are captured in RAW format on 64gb SD cards. The use of RAW leaves me with the widest options for work in the digital darkroom.

The digital darkroom is currently an Apple iMac. I use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop in the image workflow and upload to the site with FileZilla. The site is maintained with Dreamweaver, viewed on Chrome and is hosted on 123, so far without problems.

Previous camera setups were:-

Sony NEX-5 camera in a Nauticam housing, 2 x Inon D-2000 flashes and Subsea CU lenses.
Fuji E900 camera in Ikelite housing, 2 x Inon D-2000 flashes and 2 x Inon CU lenses.
Fuji 810 camera in Ikelite housing, Inon WA lens and Inon D-2000 flashes.
2004, April
Olympus 5050 in a PT-015 housing and a Nikonos 105 strobe in slave mode with a fibre optic cable connection.
2003, July
Olympus digital camera, C-2020Z, in an Olympus PT-010 housing with external flash controlled by a Digital Adapter supplied by Matthias Heinrichs.
Nikon N90 with Nikon 60 mm and 105 mm lenses in a Subal housing, a Nikon SB26 strobe in a Subal housing and a Nikon M25 strobe in a Seacam Miniflash housing.
Nikonos V with 35 mm lens, extension tubes and Ikelite strobe.