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An Underwater Photographer's Guide to DEMA 2013
By Joseph Tepper, November 4, 2013 @ 06:00 AM (EST)

It's that time of year again- DEMA time! We're only two days away out from diving's biggest event.

It's also the time of year that most underwater photo and video manufacturers come out with all their new products.  If you are going to be at the show in Orlando, we have put together the ultimate guide to all things underwater photography and video- just scroll down. But most importantly, stop by the DPG booth and say “hi.”

Can't make it to the show? Not to worry. As always, DPG editors will be all over the expo floor with full, live coverage of new products and scuba celebs--here's your homepage for the most comprehensive underwater imaging equipment coverage of DEMA 2013. And of course, there's also the biggest bash in the industry: DPG/Wetpixel’s Cocktail Party…Poolside! Click here for more details on that can't miss party.

DEMA 2013 Underwater Imaging Center:
The mainstay of underwater photography and video at DEMA is the Underwater Imaging Center. Come visit DPG at booth 2320 (come get a picture with Mr. Turtle!) and explore the best that the Underwater Imaging Center has to offer.

Also make sure to pick up a subscription or copies of the latest issues of Scuba Diver- Through the Lens from the SD-TTL booth 2221.
DEMA 2013 Underwater Photo and Video Booths:
• 10 Bar- 2560
• Aquatica - 1935
• Backscatter uw Video & Photo – 1835
• Beneath the Surface – 2234
• Bonica Precision Inc. - 2421
• BS Kinetics GmbH – 2424
• Canon U.S.A. Inc. – 1832
• DivePhotoGuide.com - 2320
• Epoque World Co. Ltd.- 1348
• Equinox Housings – 2035
• Fantasea Line - 2020
• Gates Underwater Products, Inc. – 1921
• Ikelite - 1821
• Keldan - 2228
• Light & Motion – 2029
• Nauticam International Ltd. – 2427
• Northern California Underwater Photographic Society  - 1925
• ReefNet- 2230
• Sea and Sea - 2225
• Seacam USA dba Waterhouse Tours – 2135
• SeaLife Cameras (Pioneer Research) - 2021
• UltraLight Control Systems - 2129
• XIT 404, LLC – 2229

DEMA 2013 Image Resource Center Seminars

Wednesday, November 6

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Photographing Divers

Sponsored by DivePhotoGuide.com, Booth 2320
Whether photographing your buddy on vacation or a dive customer for a souvenir image, adding divers to your photos can be as rewarding as it is tricky. Learn the in’s and out’s of diver photography.
Presented by Joseph Tepper

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Video Techniques for Compact Cameras

Sponsored by Backscatter uw Video & Photo, Booth 1835
Whether you have a camera that is completely automatic, or has full manual control, learn shooting techniques for exposure, composition, and getting the color right with your compact camera.
Presented by Joel Penner

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Making Professional Underwater Films with Photo Cameras

Sponsored by Nauticam USA, Booth 2427
Hybrid Photo cameras revolutionized the way people shoot video. Gopros, compact cameras, HDSLR and many others came into the market to make your life easier when you plan to tell a story. Learn how to get the best from these systems with renowned Brazilian wildlife filmmaker Cristian Dimitrius.
Presented by Cristian Dimitrius

Thursday, November 7

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Close Up Wide Angle & Macro Wide Angle

Sponsored by Dive Into Your Imagination, Booth 2435
Wide angle photography is an art within itself, yet with the technological innovations we are experiencing we can get closer and closer to our subjects creating a new spin off, close up wide angle and macro wide angle photography. Learn how you can shoot amazing close up wide angle images and video without scratching the lens of your port!
Presented by Annie Crawley

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Artists United for Oceans

Sponsored by Aquatica, Booth 1935
The ocean has provided inspiration for artists for centuries. Now, with our planet's greatest resource facing unprecedented challenges from pollution, overfishing, and climate changes, many artists are using their art and influence to call attention to these issues.
Presented by Wyland

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Shooting 4k Underwater - Pros & Cons

Sponsored by Nauticam USA, Booth 2427
4k cameras are becoming more and more accessible every year, but is 4k right for you? What are the pros and cons to shoot with this technology. Learn about this with renowned Brazilian wildlife filmmaker Cristian Dimitrius.
Presented by Cristian Dimitrius

Friday, November 8

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
How Do You Get That Shot?

Sponsored by Dive Into Your Imagination, Booth 2435
Frogfish fornicating, flying and feeding. Mantas mating. Bobbit worms eating cardinal fish. Dolphins smiling. Sharks schooling. Wolf eels smiling. Light dancing...How do you get these shots? Entertainer and educator Annie Crawley shares her best shots from the past year and walks you through the techniques of how she was able to capture them all in both photographs and video.
Presented by Annie Crawley

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
The Power of Story

Sponsored by Aquatica, Booth 1935
Bob Talbot will share his thoughts on how to achieve concise, effective messaging through the use of story and imagery.
Presented by Bob Talbot

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Beginners Guide to Shooting with Compact Cameras

Sponsored by Backscatter uw Video & Photo, Booth 1835
Learn about the cameras, accessories, and techniques needed to take great underwater photos and videos with your compact camera. Techniques covered include strobe placement, how to judge your exposure, and video shooting techniques.
Presented by Jim Decker

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Underwater Modeling: A Guide From Both Sides of the Lens v. 2.0

Sponsored by SEA&SEA Imaging, Booth 2024
Included are tips on working with other divers, basics of communication, gear and other aesthetic considerations, incorporating a model into both reef and wreck scenes, and optimizing your images’?? appeal to photo editors.
Presented by Andy Sallmon

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Creating the Ultimate Photojournalism Package

Sponsored by DivePhotoGuide.com, Booth 23207
Learn to create the complete underwater photojournalism package by taking images that tell a story, crafting engaging text, and writing great “pitches” to grab any editor's attention.
Presented by Joseph Tepper




Fantasea FG7X II
Ikelite Housing for Nikon D500
I-DiveSite Venom 35s
SeaLife DC2000
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