Monday, February 24, 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.

Photo FINish: Best of 2017

2017 gave me the opportunity to start working directly with Scuba Travel, teaming up with some of the best underwater photographers in the world as part of the photo pro team. Photo Finish was born as...
Giannis D, fishinfocus, Scuba Travel, Red Sea, Egypt

The iconic Giannis D

When talking about 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 the ship broke in two and sank...

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 among the best in the world, others not so much...

Bringing the beautiful from the ugly

Stonefish, probably one of the ugliest fish in the sea but they can be incredible subjects.  They can be found in shallow water usually hiding in a rubbly bottom or buried under the sand....
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...

Is time for the GoDiving Show

There’s no better time to plan your 2020 dive adventures than at the Go Diving show Feb...

Going back to the Red Sea

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