Off to French Polynesia

Fakarava, French Polynesia
I haven't been in the water [since December](—it's the longest I've been dry in a decade. Obviously, the big reason I haven't been in the water is that I've been busy in my role as Director of Photography at [Lytro]( Startup life and lots of time underwater do not seem to be compatible. :)

Tomorrow, I'm headed to French Polynesia with my buddies Don Kehoe and [Dave Patchen]( We'll meet up with Fabrice Charleux of []( for 10 days in Tahiti and Fakarava. I haven't been to French Polynesia since an [epic journey in 2005](/travel/frenchpolynesia2005/) with Douglas Seifert, Ron & Valerie Taylor, Mike McDowell, and others, and I'm really looking forward to being there again.

I've packed two Canon 7D bodies (thanks, [Dan](, for the loan of a body!), a Nauticam underwater housing, Ikelite strobes, 4 GoPro cameras in 2 [underwater 3D GoPro housings](, 2 Lytro prototype light field cameras, and a Fuji X100. That may seem like a lot, but it's travelling light compared to what I often bring on photography trips.

Sharks, here we come!