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Behind The Scenes, Sport Diver Magazine Images Column
By Jason Heller, January 12, 2009 @ 02:00 AM (EST)
As most of our readers know, I write and shoot the "Images" column for Sport Diver Magazine. Although writing for a magazine can be fun, it's also hard work. Deadlines seem to come around before you know it, and unlike writing for a website, you're confined to making your point in a limited space allotted to your particular column., and sometimes that's the biggest challenge of all. I write about underwater photography, so it's a topic that comes naturally and is near and dear to my heart. But I always wish I had more space for it. Fortunately I have a venue here on DPG to write about underwater photography day in and day out (well as long as you keep reading).
In each issue of Sport Diver, my column ends with a footer titled "Tips From The Community", and I usually send out an email to a portion of our registered members to ask for quotes each month. This month I tried something a little different. I decided to make a quick video about it. PS: No jokes about my ragged appearance, I'm a photographer not a model...

I hope you enjoy the video - so what are your best tips for shooting in manual exposure mode?



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David C. Haas
Jan 13, 2009 8:57 PM
David C. Haas wrote:
Good view of all that goes into producing an article!

David Haas
john ares
Jan 14, 2009 11:16 AM
john ares wrote:
I really like the video format - nice treat. - John Ares
Nancy Boucha
Jan 14, 2009 11:34 AM
Nancy Boucha wrote:
The video is a great way to appeal to the people who like to look at images---but not actually read articles.
Ellen Bedrosian
Jan 14, 2009 11:55 AM
Ellen Bedrosian wrote:
You look like you could use a latte from Starbucks. ;-) I really like the video format, Jason. It helps drive home some important points. The only tip I can add is pray a lot.
Matthew D Addison
Jan 14, 2009 12:02 PM
Matthew D Addison wrote:
Having watched you struggle to put hard won knowledge into a concise, abbreviated format which will educate the new UW shooter yet not bore your more advanced photographer reader makes me admire the column all the more. I pick up a tidbit of good info every month and am reminded of all the things I used to know. Great work Jason. And yes, you do look like the haggard, long suffering writer in the video. Excellent touch!
Terri K. Roberts
Jan 16, 2009 3:29 AM
Terri K. Roberts wrote:
I look forward to reading your article each month in SPORT DIVER. I really like your video format, Jason! Very meaningful to see the "photographer", his work and his space.---Terri Roberts
Jason Heller
Jan 14, 2009 12:37 PM
Jason Heller wrote:
Thanks guys - and for anyone wondering yes it was shot late at night (or early morning depending on how you look at it) and I definitely needed a strong espresso :) Expect to see more of these short videos from me and the team here, glad you enjoy it
Larry Cohen
Jan 16, 2009 6:21 PM
Larry Cohen wrote:
Very cool video. Maybe videos could be added to future articles. You do need some more coffee!!
Jackie Stone
Jan 17, 2009 1:04 PM
Jackie Stone wrote:
Love the articles. Keep it up!
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