24h alone on the Thistlegorm: Part 1 of 2

Ever imagined diving the Thistlegorm alone? This particular blog post will be about the first two dives we did on the wreck earlier this year, followed in a few weeks by the most amazing night dive we did here too. However, first up, the history regarding the world famous wreck. A brief history: The now famous wreck/vessel […]

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 Red Sea photo workshops. Who are photo workshops for? The short answer? Everyone! The long answer? It’s not about needing to […]

Mario Vitalini, fishinfocus, Scuba Travel, Thistlegorm

The mighty Thistlegorm

Not every subject swims around. Wreck are as popular with divers as reefs and marine creatures and each one has its own charm and unique angles.   It’s time to treat these gigantic lumps of metal and wood as we treat our fish friends, looking for the right angles and perspectives. This blog aims to […]

Mastering Macro with Martyn

Following on from leading my first workshop with Scubatravel in the Philippines in May this year I thought it might interest readers to see how I approach my macro and close-up photography. There are of course some basics to understand and you need the right lens and lighting equipment to get good shots. However your […]

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 faces, big lips and chameleon-like eyes, these distinctive fish are prime subjects to take pictures of. In locations like that Red […]