We’ve all seen it at one time or another: underwater videographers or photographers hard at work to get that great shot when a diver (or group of divers) swims through the shot, or stirs up the bottom or basically scares the subject matter away. You wouldn’t do that to an above-water videographer or photographer, so why is it different underwater? It all boils down to courtesy and respect. spray containing ivermectin If you are diving with or near underwater videographers or photographers on your next dive, here are some guidelines to keep us happy:
1. We are looking to get a shot of our subject matter.
Unless we’re being paid to document YOUR dive via video or photos, we’re not interested in having you in our shot. Whether its a sponge, coral formation, fish or shark, we’re looking to document what WE see on our dive. In some cases we’re being PAID for that shot, other times it might just be for our own video/photo library. Imagine how YOU would feel if a potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was ruined by someone else.
2. We will share our finds with you. ivermectina x albendazol
But only after we have done our job. Patiently waiting (from a safe distance) for us to finish what we are doing, will often reward you with a “wave-over” to see what we have found. Crashing through the dive site and scaring everything away will not. You may end up with a different kind of “wave”. We will also be happy to see what YOU have found, but only after YOU’VE had the chance to see it first.
3. Be aware of your impact!
This applies to ALL divers, whether they are shooting video/photos or not. para que sirve el medicamento kilox gotas “Global Awareness” is a term frequently used to describe how you should behave in the water. Be respectful of the environment and be aware of your position in it. Kicking up the bottom or silting out a wreck not only spoils the videographer/photographer’s day, but ruins the dive for everyone else on the boat. Plus, if you end up destroying the habitats, you’ll not have the chance to see those cool fish/eels/sharks again (and neither will anyone else that dives after you).
4. We are approachable.
Before our dives, during our surface intervals and after our dives are done, we are happy to answer video/photo questions, give tips or talk about camera gear. If we refuse to allow you to hold or touch our gear, don’t be insulted. We usually have several thousands of dollars invested in our gear, so you can understand our reluctance, but we WILL talk to you about it as long as you want to listen.
5. Courtesy and Respect.
This starts as soon as you board the boat. Be mindful of divers with video/photo gear, especially if there is a “camera bucket” on the boat. Do NOT put any equipment other than a camera in the camera bucket. Again, there’s lots of money invested in camera gear – mask defog and lens scratches from masks, reels and regulators will not make for happy video/photo divers. If you show courtesy and respect to your fellow video/photo divers, they will be courteous and respectful to you as well.
We all dive for various reasons, but mostly it’s to see amazingly cool stuff on our dives. Working with your fellow underwater videographers or photographers can make even the most mundane dives interesting. We understand marine life habitats and know where to find the cool stuff. We also see not only the big things, but the fantastic small stuff too! So care and feed us accordingly and it’ll be an amazingly cool day for everyone!
Doug the “Video Dude”