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Todd Lovstrom 19-Sep-2002 04:47
Hey Don, my name is Todd Lovstrom and i enjoyed your images. I am from Arizona and i am working on a underwater photo book. I would really like to get in the water with some oceanic white tips. I have conatcted tom at makai and he is in the process of helping me out. I have been told that there can be a difficulty finding the the oceanics in the winter. When were yours taken? How far out were you? Did you use any bait?Thank you
jochi 13-Aug-2002 07:03
Hi Mr. Erway,

I am kind of new to photography and am a diver from Vancouver BC. I am most interested in macro photography. I just got a cannon G2 camera as well as an ikelite housing and DS50 strobe package. I really appreciate your posts at and your pictures! I know you've probably been asked this a million times but here goes...feel free to email me if you get the chance:

1. Do you ever clean the inside of your housing? There seems to be some dust and larger particles on the inside of the lens port.

2. what settings do you use. I have been taking some practice pictures while snorkeling out here and have been frustrated that I can't seem to get close enough and that some of my pictures turn out fuzzy. I think I should just shoot at a higher aperature (F8) or so. Do you think aperature priority shooting is the way to go, or do you have any other tips?
3. Do you think I even need the strobe when taking maco shots or will backscatter still be a problem.
3. How do you handle the camera under water. Do you just attach a lanyard to your wrist so you can drop the camera to fiddle with your BC/drysuit etc?

Thanks so much for your help.

Best regards,

Jochi Aronowicz
Ron Brugger 06-Jun-2002 18:18
I am considering upgrading from my Olympus D490Z in an Olympus housing to a Canon G2 in an Ikelite. Would you email me your impressions of how well you setup works? One concern I have is if the built-in flash causes any scatter illumination when using an external strobe. Ron
Kasey 16-May-2002 23:21
I got this link from wetpixel. Chris@reefkeep is planning a trip to ST Croix this summer per our discussion, and I'm trying to line up a photo pro from St. John. Are you interested at all.
Guest 24-Mar-2002 16:45
I saw your photo it convinced me that I need an external flash. But I also saw you've a primary light also, do you used all the time?

I was thinking of getting the Sea & Sea YS-90DX any suggestion on the brackets that I should get too?

Here are some of my photo just using the internal S30 flash.

Wish I had the external flash!
Mark 20-Mar-2002 12:59
love your pictures. I'm thinking of buying the G2 with the Ikelite housing. Would like to ask some Questions about Flashes. Please send me an email. Thanks.
P Thomas 18-Mar-2002 03:35
I checked out the "Photo of the Day" on Nice!
Wawanna 13-Mar-2002 21:27
Another talent of yours has risen to the top or should I say....gone to the bottom!!Terrific shots !! Thank you for sharing your passion with all of us.. Woodle
Dan Egerter 13-Mar-2002 16:42
Beautiful. Makes me want to dive in.
Mike Bowlin 25-Jan-2002 14:16
Don, Great shots. I can't wait to see the rest. Thanks, Mike Bowlin
Guest 24-Jan-2002 04:46
I really love the close up pics of the shark! Excellent!
Take a look at my travel pics also at

amy 23-Jan-2002 18:25
Nice work! A few of those fish are really hard to get to pose. I especially like the oceanic whitetip shots.