Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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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.

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...

Pucker up! Shooting sweetlips

The Challenge Swim along most tropical reefs in the Indo Pacific and you will see a group of sweetlips sheltering around a coral or against the reef. With their inquisitive look and big mouth, these brightly...
clownfish, Mario Vitalini, fishinfocus, Scuba Travel

Shooting a clown is no laughing matter!

Here's Mario's tips and tricks to get the best shot of a clownfish, so you can have the last laugh!

Shooting The Barge

As a dive guide and avid diver, I had the opportunity to dive hundreds of dive sites in different countries. Some considered to be...
Scuba Travel, Fishinfocus, Mario Vitalini, Divers,

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