It is mostly Spanish, a bit of French, and definitely hot and tropical. My winter escape to the Dominican Republic proved to be just about everything this cold Canadian gal could ask for, and much, much more!
With three cameras in hand (my iPhone 6 , Sony a5000, and GoPro Hero4 Black ), I hit the streets of several cities on the east coast of the island, in the Altagracia province. Altagracia is known for its famous beaches, and has several major tourist cities, such as La Romana and Punta Cana . Both of which I was lucky enough to see.
I am always amazed by what another country has to offer. So during my latest travel excursion, I made the decision to explore the countryside of the Dominican Republic. I was hoping that I would catch the beauty of this subtropical island, as well as to discover some of its fantastic exports! With me were three cameras; my GoPro Hero4 Black, my Sony a5000, and my iPhone 6. I was not disappointed by what I discovered, and I can’t wait to share what I learned with you!
As my username scubagal may have alluded, I am a certified open water scuba diver. I also volunteer my time with an organization called Project Aware, which for one thing, tries to clean the bottom of the ocean from human debris. So, when I purchased my GoPro Hero Black, I couldn’t wait to try it out! What I discovered, was a bit surprising, not just from the GoPro Hero4 Black, but also from photographing underwater.
Choosing the Right Mounting Accessory
Getting your buoyancy right when scuba diving and photographing coral is challenging because you don’t want to damage the aquatic life. So, I knew right from the start, that I needed some kind of mount to help me stabilize the camera and free me up to keep my buoyancy right. I quickly discovered that for kicking around on the beach, or for above water activities, the GoPro Head Strap Mount really works well. But for diving, it was never going to work. You simply cannot have goggles and a camera mount on your head at the same time. As you can see from this featured article photo, I don’t have that much space on my head!