Entering a New Realm … Underwater Photo and Video

It’s been a long time since I left you …

I’ve been pretty busy since I got to Combat Camera about a year ago.  I honestly have not been shooting too much photo or video, which is why I haven’t posted in a while. Combat Camera is a unique command in the sense that we have to train and be proficient in so many other skills outside the Mass Comm skill set. One of those other skills is SCUBA diving.  Com Cam has 4 slots for underwater photographers.  In order to fill one of those slots, I had to go through the Navy’s SCUBA Diver course.  Below is the link to a video my classmates and I put together for our graduation.

Just last week I also went through five days of underwater photography training.  Shooting photos in clear water is no problem. You can use a GoPro or a point-and-shoot (that’s exactly what we did for that graduation video link below), but shooting in murky water is a whole other ball game.  I picked up some good tips and gouge in the five days of photo training.  I plan on posting what I’ve learned and what I am going to learn in the months to come.

I’m about to take off on a five-month deployment to Central and South America.  Hopefully I’ll be doing a lot of diving and underwater photography, and hopefully I’ll have the time and connectivity to put together a couple of useful posts for any fellow underwater shooters who may be checking this blog out.

So, as always, if you’re reading this, thank you, and feel free to get in touch with me.  My facebook name is Cote Brett, and my avatar is a command coin with the Mass Comm logo on it.

Peace,

-bc

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About MilC digital

I'm Brett Cote. I'm an MC1 with 13 years in the Navy. I was a legacy JO, but now I'm a full-fledged MC. In addition to JO "A" school, I've attended Video Production and Documentation "C" school. I've also attended the Military Advanced Motion Media program at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. I'm currently stationed at Fleet Combat Camera Pacific. My past commands include Defense Media Activity, a previous tour at Com Cam, and NAS Meridian, Miss. .....facebook: cote brett .....video: vimeo.com/brettpatrickcote .....gmail: brett.patrick.cote@gmail .....photos: 500px.com/brettpatrickcote View all posts by MilC digital

One response to “Entering a New Realm … Underwater Photo and Video

  • Courtney

    Hello,

    I have a couple questions about becoming a MC and one would be how much underwater time do you get to do? I love underwater photography and would be so happy with a great job serving our country and doing something I love. If you don’t mind emailing me so I can ask you more questions on my mind I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you for your time.

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