As I am off to a tropical island to live and work I obviously wanted to take my GoPro. I also wanted to try something different. I saw some split images that show both below and above water shots. After looking around I saw they were created using a dome port. I took a look on amazon and saw this one (link) for about £50. A little steep. I looked on the listing and saw the actual dome was only £10 (link). With the help of my father who created a 3d printed backing, we assembled the unit and it worked well. I capture these images down the local river. It works great but the cold water caused it to fog up quickly. Hopefully, in the warm tropical waters off Ascension, it will be fine and I can get some turtle and shark shots.
Saturday, 2 July 2016
DIY Gopro Dome Port: Sample Images.
John) Matthew Stritch is a Zoologist traveling to some of the more remote locations on the planet. Having spent nine months studying wild bonobos Matt then went on to be a safari guide in South Africa. He has also worked in Mauritius as warden of world renowned Round Island and more recently he has been habituating lowland gorilla in Gabon. Matt has an interest in animal behaviour, film making, photography and writing. His first book: "A Zoologists Stumbling's in Africa: How to Habituate a Bonobo" is about his time in the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo.