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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.

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 unavoidable, to...
Oceanic whitetips, Hurricane, Scuba Travel, Shark Quest Photography, Mario Vitalini, fishinfocus

Shark Photography in the Red Sea

The Red Sea offers plenty of opportunities and subjects for an underwater photographer. From late October to mid-January oceanic whitetip sharks are a common sight on the offshore reefs of the southern Red Sea. With...
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 offering everything an underwater...

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 turtles. And...

PMA: The photographer’s 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 magic formula...
Oceanic Whitetip, Longimanus, Mario Vitalini, Scuba Travel

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 but do not underestimate...

What’s a Red Sea photo workshop really like?

My usual blog is blog is designed to give fellow photographers tips on how to photograph specific subjects, but this time I’m deviating a bit to describe a what goes on one of my...
fishinfocus, Mario Vitalini, Napoleon Wrasse,

Lets shoot Napoleons

Napoleons, or bumphead wrasses, are fish with character.  I yet to meet a diver that doesn't smile when one of these curious creatures comes in to have a look. With the intricate pattern in their...
fishinfocus, Mario Vitalini< scalloped Hammerhead,

Hit the nail on the head: photographing hammerheads

Sharks are always a highlight on a dive trip. And if that shark is a hammerhead, you can guarantee smiles on everyone's face. However, they tend not to be the best sharks for photographers, especially if you encountered them in the blue.
Mario Vitalini, fishinfocus, Scuba Travel

That’s a moray!

I look at a moray sticking its face out of a hole on the reef and the image of a witch always comes to mind. Just like that witch with her green skin and big...

Macro Basics by Martyn Guess

HOW TO GET BETTER MACRO IMAGES BY GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT MARTYN GUESS provides some ideas on how we can all get better underwater macro...

Photo FINish: Best of 2017

Giannis D, fishinfocus, Scuba Travel, Red Sea, Egypt

The iconic Giannis D