Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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Twice a month we will look at specific subjects we regularly encounter on our dive trips and will give some tips on how to photograph them. Thanks to his experience as a dive guide and a photographer Mario will discuss characteristic behaviours, technique, equipment and composition.

Hurricane, Shark Quest Photography, Scuba Travel

Shark Quest Photography: Mario’s Trip report

Sitting back at my desk I', having a quiet moment to think about last week's trip. It was the first Shark Quest photography workshop of this year, and what a great trip...
Scuba Travel, PhotoFinish, sharks

Shooting sharks with ambient light

When photographing pelagics such as sharks the use of strobes is sometimes not possible. This may be because the animals stay to far away or becauselocal rules do not allowe it. Today...
Scubatravel, wide angle, PhotoFINish

Wide angle. Back to basics

Today I'm going back to one of the basics topics in underwater photography, wide-angle lenses. One of the most repeated sentences when coaching underwater photographers is "get closer" and...
ScubaTravel, Snell's window, PhotoFINish

Snell’s, a window to the sky

If you want to get a really impressive wide angle shot, there are a few compositional elements you can always rely on. The Snell's window is one one of them.
Scuba Travel, dolphins, PhotoFINish, editing

Creative editing 101 Let’s get “arty”

This blog is all about creative editing with the aim of changing the mood and feel of a single image. Is not about dealing with imperfections (cloning, erasing or cropping). Unleash the...
Scuba Travel, octopus, PhotoFINish

Arms, the more the merrier. Shutting octopus

The Cephalopods family includes octopus, cuttlefish and squids, without a doubt some of the most strange and interesting creatures in the sea. Incredibly intelligent these beasties are for sure some of the favourites...
Scuba Travel, PhotoFINish, dolphin

The smiling dolphin

We've just finished a dive on the Carnatic, one of the popular wrecks of Sha'ab Abu Nuhas in the Northern Red Sea, when suddenly a big dolphin breached next to our RIB....
Scuba Travel, Manta, PhotoFINish

Amazing manta

Last year, during a dive on Daedalus Reef I had one of my greatest encounters with mantas. The Red Sea is not known for reliable manta encounters however during the month of...
Scuba Travel, Winter Warmer, Red Sea, photo workshop, fishinfocus.co.uk

The charm of The Winter Warmer

The end of January was dark and cold. So on the 21st, together with a group of keen divers and photographers, we boarded a plane headed to sunny Hurghada. The Winter Warmer...
Scuba Travel, black and white, PhotoFINish

Going black & white?

There's real beauty in seemingly simple tones. For this blog, I'm going to talk about a technique that has been close to my heart since I first got a camera in my hands...

Dive the Red Sea like never before onboard Whirlwind.

The Red Sea is piping hot. After months of no one diving, the Northern Red Sea is better than ever. The reefs...
Scuba Travel, Diving holidays. Sardinia, Mediterranean

Destination focus. Sardinia

Scuba Travel, diving holidays, Malta, wreck

Destination Focus. Malta