I had a Liveboard trip to the Similan Islands in the beginning of the year and must say that I was really impressed with the beauty and abundance of life on the reefs around the Islands. The Olympus OM-D EM-1 inside a Nauticam Housing really performed very well and I enjoyed every dive with it. Below you can see some of my images I made while I was there and hope you will enjoy them…
I decided to start my travels around Asia in the Philippines, what a start: Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as ‘Ruby’) came in just a few days after my arrival and limited our diving operations. As the country had suffered last year from the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan, everything was on high alert and evacuations where in place…Luckily it lost strength on the last day before landfall and it was not as strong as last years Typhoon…I hope in the future this country will be spared from natural events like this and they will recover and learn from their previous experiences…
These are a few underwater images I have been able to take during some of our dives to Balicasag Island which has also suffered from the Typhoon Haiyan in 2013…
I recently was on a Red Sea Liveaboard trip with the Golden Dolphin Safari World and I did choose the “Best of Red Sea route”…It was a really nice week and below you can find some images taken during this trip 😉
I decided to take scuba diving and underwater photography to a new level because of the never ending need for more adrenaline and the quest to show the beauty of our world 🙂
Cave diving is a great sport and really allows you to explore places where no one else has been before and being a photographer gives me also the opportunity to try to show the world the beauty of these places. Caving is regarded as the most extreme form of diving with the highest fatality rate within scuba diving, but with the proper training and right attitude/approach/preparation the risk is greatly reduced…I really enjoyed the training which is the longest and hardest I had in my scuba diving lessons history but it was definitely worth it and taught me a lot of knowledge which I can apply to everyday diving. Cave diving with the Olympus OM-D EM-1 in a Nauticam Housing with the addition of 1 INON Z240 Strobes is a really nice experience due to the ‘smaller’ size then regular SLR rigs…I had to push the OM-D EM-1 sometimes to high ISO 6400, still images where usable and the noise created by this high ISO I could clean out while post processing.
Being a fully cave certified diver with the proper training opens a whole new world to me and I am looking forward to dive very interesting caves in the future and through photography I will be sharing the beauty these places do offer…
Some images I have taken in the last days here in the Cenotes of Riviera Maya – Mexico. As I have just completed also a Full Cave Diver Course 🙂 I will start soon to go caving with my camera equipment and have really nice cave dive locations planned so there will be some new images taken with the Olympus OMD EM1. This camera is really great for underwater photography and I enjoy using it, the size compared to other systems is really much smaller and easier to travel with.
“Slow” marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles Read More
TEKDiveUSA announces an international photo competition open to divers around the world. Three different categories, Wreck, Cave and Reef.
Submissions are now being accepted with Facebook voting to begin in 2 weeks time. Winners will be announced at the gala dinner at TEKDiveUSA in Miami on May 17th.
Deadline: 21 April 2014
Enter here:http: http://bit.ly/1jfKbSc
Cash and prestigious prizes, 9 creative categories, 3 winners on each category and complete freedom to choose your own diving destination!
Submit your best and most impressive underwater images, taken anytime and anywhere in the world, and win some of the most valuable prizes ever awarded to underwater photographers, including a $3,000 check for the 1st prize!
Further details at www.worldshootout.org/
Sony NEX Underwater Photography – Macro:
On my trip to Mexico I visited Cozumel Island on 2 day trips and have tried Underwater Macro with the Sony NEX 7 and 50mm f1.8 lens (SEL50mm f1.8)…I have used the Nauticam Macro Port 45 (36135) with the new Nauticam Mini Extension Rings (36620/36630), Kenko Extensions Tubes for Macro (10mm/16mm) and +1 & +2 Dry Diopters. The results can be seen on some photos below in this post and I am looking forward to add soon some more on my next diving trip…The 50mm f1.8 lens works very well with this Kenko Extension Tubes as the minimum focusing distance is 0.39m, adding the tubes does shorten this minimum focus distance but it is still possible to work from a distance as it would not be possible with the Sony SEL30mm f3.5 Macro Lens combined with wet diopters…Read More
Riviera Maya – Mexico
I was planning to go to Mexico since a long time and finally had last month the time to realize this trip; Mexico – Riviera Maya! This will be a short post with some Underwater Photo’s taken with the Sony NEX 7 Camera, Nauticam Housing & Ports, Sony & Zeiss Lenses, INON S2000 Strobes. A full review of my trip which included the Sailfish Run of Isla de Mujeres and a 2 day trip to Cozumel will follow soon…
I have also worked on some Macro Underwater Photography with the NEX 7 and the Sony 50mm f1.8 Lens + extension adapters + diopters…A review on this will also be soon online…If you like to read more about Underwater Photography with the Sony NEX 7 please subscribe for the email newsletter (I am sending only emails when there is a new post)!