Friday, August 14, 2020

Photo FINish

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.

Scuba Travel, PhotoFINish

Photo FINish: Best of 2017

Photo Finish was born as a platform to offer divers interested in underwater photographers a range of tips and techniques on how to shoot different subjects, based on my experience as a...
Scuba Travel, Giannis D, Red Sea, Egypt, Wreck

The Giannis D. An iconic wreck

When talking about the Red Sea wrecks, there is an image that comes to mind, the iconic stern section of the Giannis D. After hitting the reef in 1983...
Scuba Travel, Red Sea, Egypt, The Barge,

The Barge. a photographer’s heaven

As a dive guide and avid diver, I had the opportunity to dive hundreds of dive sites in different countries. Some considered to be among the best in the world, others not...
Scuba Travel, Stonefish

Stonefish. Ugly beauties

Stonefish are probably one of the ugliest fish in the sea but they can be incredible subjects.  They live in shallow water usually hiding in a rubbly bottom or buried under the...
Scuba Travel, Fishinfocus, Mario Vitalini, Divers,

The diver in your shot

On this blog I try to give tips and advice on how to shoot different creatures, some can be elusive and shy others bold and easy to approach but one thing is...
Oceanic whitetips, Hurricane, Scuba Travel, Shark Quest Photography, Mario Vitalini, fishinfocus

Shark Photography in the Red Sea

The Red Sea offers plenty of opportunities for shark photography. From late October to mid-January oceanic whitetip sharks are a common sight on the offshore reefs of the southern Red Sea.
Komodo, Scuba Travel, Fishinfocus

Komodo, tales of a photo trip

Komodo National Park should be high on the list of any diver. Located between the islands of Flores and Sumbawa it is one of the most biodiverse areas in Indonesia. It offers...
Scuba Travel, Turtle

Here come the turtles

Turtles have undeniable charisma. These reptiles are amongst the most fascinating animals you can encounter during a dive. From the 7 species of marine turtles, you are more likely to see Hawksbill, green, and loggerhead...
Scuba Travel, photography

Underwater photography. A mental attitude

Underwater photography is a journey. But let’s face it, the beginning of the journey is often not very rewarding. No one starts out an award-winning photographer. Whilst I can’t give you a...
Oceanic Whitetip, Longimanus, Mario Vitalini, Scuba Travel

Oceanic whitetip.Framing the long fins

Oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus) are without a doubt one of the most magnificent sharks you can encounter. Their curious nature makes them some of the easier sharks to encounter. Do not...

Destination Focus. The Strait of Tiran

The Red Sea is famous for its clear blue waters and colourful reefs. The Strait of Tiran is without a doubt the...
Scuba Travel, Diving holidays. Sardinia, Mediterranean

Destination focus. Sardinia

Scuba Travel, diving holidays, Malta, wreck

Destination Focus. Malta