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Gin’s & Fin’s | Mermaids at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

Gin’s & Fin’s | Mermaids at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth Craig Brook-Hewitt @ Mothers Ruin 1751 is the brainchild behind “Gin’s & Fins” held at Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium last weekend. Craig, being an environmentalist was keen to use the venue, as it encompassed his values for marine protection and of course his other passion – gin.

THE WILD WEEKENDERS - Adam Buxton, Arthur Williams and Clem Green

The Wild Weekenders

The Wild Weekenders on Channel 4 Ian @ freediveuk gave me a bell one morning, asking if I would be interested in filming the underwater footage for Little Gem’s new series, called The Wild Weekenders airing this Friday on Channel 4 at 8pm (14th April 2017) The series explores some of the more unusual activities available to anyone over a weekend. The brief was to film Paralympics presenter Arthur Williams ( a former marine and paraplegic) freediving off the Devon coast. After […]

Tudor Watch Advertorial For Jocks & Nerds

Some quick thinking was involved for the Tudor Pelagos shoot for Jocks&Nerds Magazine. Ian at FreediveUK was the instigator behind setting up the shoot and a few days before it was scheduled I broke my fibula surfing! We had Mark Milburn’s boat ‘Stingray’ chartered, the representative for Tudor and magazine editor for J&N were booked into local B&Bs,  Ian was free to model for the day and we had a weather window. Cancelling wasn’t an option – we had to go ahead! With my cast […]

Problems and solutions for a freediving cameraman

Assuming you have a good understanding of manual controls on a DSLR and are a competent diver, I want to “dive deeper” into techniques which lend themselves to underwater photography, the additional kit you might find useful, and outline the problems that are associated within the underwater environment. For me it’s all about wide angle photography. Whether it’s capturing the surrounding topography or encounters with the local wildlife. This is what the main focus of this article will be on. So you’re a competent […]