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Shooting from the water
Robert Dall, Photographer
Yellowknife | NT | Canada | Posted: 8:38 PM on 07.18.02
->> I am working on a photo essay about the coast guard aux here in Yellowknife, NWT on Great Slave Lake. I wanted to get some info if possible on the shooting from the fresh water. We also have a waterproof bag you can put your camera in to keep the splash off of. Any one with experience in sailboat races (America’s cup) etc . . . would be a great help.


ps They have two boats a dry boat which has a good place to store equipment and a wet boat which is a zodiak and can be quite wet depending on what the lake is like? Any suggestions would be great!
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PJ Halper, Photographer
Beaufort | NC | | Posted: 12:07 PM on 07.25.02
->> beg borrow or rent some waterproof equipment-
I live at the beach-in additon to the splashes their is salt and sand to contend with--
since yours is fresh water you might be ok with the waterproof housing-/bag- but it doesn't take much to ruin your gear-
bring several towles to wipe off your equipment and keep them in a dry sack too-
PJ
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David Madison, Photographer
Portola Valley | CA | USA | Posted: 3:03 PM on 07.25.02
->> For the dry or wet boat, store your gear in a big plastic ice chest with a flip top lid. You can slam the lid shut when the spray/waves comes your way, then open it and grab out a body and lens to shoot with.

Also can do with a big pelican type case, but the big ice chests are cheaper, bigger, and have only one latch.

And never believe that a dry boat is truly a dry boat.
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