DEMA 2016

  • By Caroline And Nick Robertson-Brown
  • 21 Nov, 2016

Our thoughts from our first outing to DEMA and Las Vegas

This afternoon we got back from an exciting week out in Las Vegas for our first DEMA show. DEMA stands for The Diving and Equipment Marketing Association and the show is a trade only affair, with media, professionals, charities, training agencies, resorts, dive shops and manufacturers all meeting under one roof. We were on assignment with Scubaverse  to report on all the news from the world of underwater photography. There was plenty to keep us occupied! 
We spoke to many of the major camera housing brands while we were there to see what was new and exciting, chatted to some great underwater photographers and also brought home some equipment to test out on our next diving trip to Fiji. The show runs over 4 days and we needed every bit of that time to chat to everyone we wanted to see.
We also got some time to socialize and, having never been to Las Vegas, this was an exciting prospect too. The Mares team took us out for dinner and a show at the Wynn hotel. The show "Le Reve", meaning The Dream, was amazing, and uses 120 Mares regulators in the "pool" for the performers to use whilst they are maneuvering underwater. It was a wonderful evening. We also went to the Wetpixel party, to meet up with old friends and meet new ones. This is the party to be at during DEMA for all those involved in underwater photography. We managed to head to The Venetian on our last night to put on a bet (alas our numbers did not come up!) 
Having also spent a day driving to, and along the bottom, of the Grand Canyon, I think we can safely say that we packed in as much as possible into our Las Vegas trip for DEMA. Watch out on  Scubaverse for regular news pieces from the show, as well as the reviews of the equipment. Next year the show will be in Orlando, so we will tie this trip in with visiting the Manatees of Crystal River. We cannot wait! 

Frogfish Blog

By Caroline Robertson-Brown 23 Oct, 2017
The images, by both Nick and Caroline, show the wonderful underwater world and marine life that the Frogfish Photography team have encountered on their travels. Seals and Basking Sharks from the UK, swimming pigs in the Bahamas, schooling fish and colourful coral in Egypt, sharks in South Africa, turtles in St Eustatius and a sunset from Bali in Indonesia. 
By Caroline Robertson-Brown 19 Oct, 2017
The competition to win our book "Underwater Photography Art & Techniques" held on the Scubaverse website has ended and there could only be one luck y winner!

The winner is .... Geoff Stedman from Australia

Congratulations - your book will be on its way to you very soon.

If you did not win, then fear not, all our books are available on our website here and at all good book shops. 
By Caroline Robertson-Brown 11 Oct, 2017
Nick and Caroline will announce the new SSI underwater photography and videography course structures and ethos to the public for the very first time at DIVE 2017 . These new courses are in the final stages of development and will be launched in early 2018. 

If you want to know more then pop along to the SSI / Mares stand at 2pm on either the Saturday or Sunday.
By Caroline Robertson-Brown 10 Oct, 2017
We are members of the Northern Underwater Photography Group (NUPG) and each month they have a competition with a different theme. It is a great way to get you to look through your image library to find something to fit the particular theme. This month is was "Unedited" and so we dug out some images that we liked straight from the camera. No Cropping, no adjustments to contrast or colour, no spot removal.

By Caroline Robertson-Brown 09 Oct, 2017
Grab a chance at winning this fantastic book by clicking here
By Caroline Robertson-Brown 06 Oct, 2017
Giant Mantas in Socorro, manatees in Crystal River in Florida, Seals in the Farne Islands, Sea Lions in Mexico and South Africa - we have had some incredible encounters over recent years. This articles tells the stories of our favourite encounters and will form the basis of our talk at the Dive Show too. I am very lucky that I always have Nick at my side to photograph these wonderful moments.
By Caroline Robertson-Brown 06 Oct, 2017
We are speaking at DIVE 2017 again this year and our talk will be about wide-angle photography and how it can tell as story. We will talk about some of our most memorable underwater encounters and how we got the shots that we use in our photo-journalism for magazines and the wider press. 
By Caroline Robertson-Brown 05 Oct, 2017
Nick and Caroline were delighted to attend the opening of this new exhibition at The Atkinson that features images and displays all about the local coastline.  Their work features images of marine life that can be found in this region, from sharks and seals to tiny nudibranchs.
By Caroline Robertson-Brown 05 Oct, 2017
Images from our underwater photography group trip to the Farne Islands made it into the press recently with images in print and plenty more online
By Caroline And Nick Robertson-Brown 12 Jun, 2017
Those of you that follow our work will know that we love to spend a little bit of time above water on our travels abroad, and especially love to visit vineyards and sample the wines that benefit from being close to the coast. So we were delighted to discover that we had been invited to visit Gozo, and that there was a local tasting available for us to attend. We had two days of diving on our short visit, and a day to absorb the local culture above the water. We dived with Calypso Diving Centre , visiting caves, reefs and wrecks doing both boat and shore dives. The vineyard we visited was the Tal-Massar Winery which offers a series of lovingly made wines. 
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