What's in the Camera Bag: Brook Peterson

Take an inside look at the camera and housing gear used by underwater photographer Book Peterson
By UWPG Editors

For an underwater photographer, having the right gear is essential to achieving your imaging goals.  My kit consists of many components, but the majority of it is made by Sea&Sea.

I have a Nikon D810 camera, and I use a Sea&Sea MDX-810 housing because it is ergonomically designed so that the gears are precise and easy to reach, even with one hand.  I also use Sea&Sea strobes.  The YS-D2 strobe is a powerful strobe in a lightweight package so I get the best lighting possible even when I travel.

I enjoy macro photography as much as wide angle, and find that it is important to have diopters for super-macro shots.  I use the Nauticam SMC, and Subsee’s +5 and +10 diopters.  I have two dome ports for wide angle photography: one that is compact for CFWA, and a large 9 inch dome for big animals and splits.  I also make use of two different flat ports for various lenses.

These are the most essential things in my kit, but other accessories such as a viewfinder, snoots, floats, extension rings, gears, and focus lights also play an important role in helping me get the shot I am after.

- Brook Peterson



Brook's Mini Portfolio - Nikon D810


Enjoy the rest of our What's in the Camera Bag series:

 Ken Kiefer   |   Mike Bartick   |   Ron Watkins   |   Serge Abourjeily



Brook Peterson is an avid scuba diver and underwater photographer who enjoys capturing the beauty of the under water environment throughout the world. She is an original member of the SEA&SEA Alpha program. Her work has been featured in both print and online magazines.  She is the owner of Waterdog Photography and authors a blog on underwater photography and techniques.  More of her work can be found at:

www.waterdogphotography.com  |  Facebook  |  instagram@waterdogphotography_brook.


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