Jason Brown came to give a talk on underwater photography with his own particular twist, this was about diving and photographing in caves. “Journey Into Darkness” started off with the strong emphasis on the safety aspects which need to be in place and the challenges involved in cave diving. He then went on to explain the issues with taking photographs and considerations that need to be taken. Equipment was covered quite comprehensively, and I think some members were surprised at the cost of the housings, strobes and ports. All of this was acompanied with stunning photos taken in the caves and on route to them. Jason’s presentation was well balanced giving enough detail to inform and generate a great deal of interest without overburdening the, largely non-diving, audience with minute detail. The amazing cave structures, equipment and the locations were showcased with great images. It showed how well received the talk was by the number of questions that followed, and also the number of members that stayed to talk to Jason and look at the kit that he had brought along. All in all, it was a very interesting and well received presentation and made for a very enjoyable evening.
Images: Geoff Sims
Report: Paul Duckworth