The world of underwater photography never stays still. Technologies evolve, new destinations make a name for themselves and the exciting encounters come in thick and fast. Mike's Dive Cameras is happy to endorse Scuba Travel who organise photography workshops for all experience levels and budgets. Their divers have gone on to win awards and competitions all over the globe!
“From individuals looking for the next great shot in a hot photo destination to groups needing a custom itinerary for their next photo adventure, talk to Scuba Travel. They've got the know how to put you in the right place at the right time for that magic encounter to happen. Grab your camera- it’s time to take the plunge!”
Mario is a certified PADI IDC Staff Instructor and has thousands of logged hours teaching diving and sharing his passion for the world underwater. As well as having worked in Colombia, Belize and Egypt, he’s travelled the globe in search of world-class photo opportunities. He’s well known for his patient, calm approach – he will help you develop new skills and build your confidence in a relaxed environment, both on his workshops abroad and on his 1:1 private sessions in the UK.
Mario’s areas of expertise also include kit selection and digital editing. His innovative use of light and eye as an editor won him “Up and coming British Photographer of the Year” at UPY 2015 and the Advanced Overseas category at the Diver Print awards 2017 among others.
Mario's up and coming trips:
22/11/18 Shark Quest - Red Sea
Mario Says... I have timed this trip to coincide with what is, in my experience of the Red Sea, the best time of year for the oceanic white tips on the big walls. With strong sightings, we have the time and chance to repeat dive sites - these are key to getting the very best possible shots of some of my favourite pelagics. The itinerary is flexible and the reefs we visit will be selected in conjunction with the expert dive guides based on their local knowledge and recent sightings. MORE INFO AND BOOKING
20/01/19 The Cyclone - Winter Warmer
Mario Says... This is going to be a great trip to pin down those skills necessary to allow your underwater photography to progress. Maybe you've just got some new kit, and you want to iron out the wrinkles, or you've always wanted to master wide angle strobe positioning. A trip like this gives us enormous freedom to try out things repeatedly, and this is the best way to ensure that the learning sticks, and with every little milestone your confidence will grow, exponentially! MORE INFO AND BOOKING
23/05/19 Corals, caves & critters - Red Sea
Improve your photo skills in bite-size chunks with not one but 2 onboard photo pros - Mario Vitalini and Martyn Guess. Their corals, caves and critters itinerary takes in the very best of the Southern Red Sea and will suit a range of camera experiences. Together, they will help you build a stunning selection of classic Red Sea images. You will dive carefully selected sites, with clear photographic challenges. Be inspired and discover the Southern reefs through a photographer's eye. MORE INFO AND BOOKING
Martyn Guess is the latest photographer to join Scuba Travel’s pro line up. Having travelled extensively in pursuit of his own picture perfection, Martyn now shares his passion with intermediate photographers looking to progress from the basic techniques onto more challenging shots. As well as improving your photography underwater, Martyn’s workshops also focus on photo editing skills to help you produce perfect pictures to share and show off!
Martyn has won a multitude of annual competitions at BSOUP over the years including 2 first places and a second place in the last 5 years in the annual and prestigious Excellence portfolio competition. He recently won a major prize in the Raja Ampat Governments annual photography competition.
Martyn's up and coming trips:
24/10/18 Best of Bali
Martyn Says... Bali is an amazing and relaxed place and Scuba Seraya is a fantastic and well-run diving resort right on the beach. The house reefs - Seraya Secrets and Noisy reef - are probably the best that I have dived with excellent macro subjects to photograph, the first early morning dive on the Liberty wreck is superb wide-angle dive and the reefs at Ahmed blew me away! This trip to Bali has been planned to visit Bali at its seasonal best. MORE INFO AND BOOKING
07/09/19 Blue Sharks - Azores
Take incredible shots of the Azores Blue Sharks with photo-pro Martyn Guess PLUS stunning caverns and macro inhabitants to shoot. Including whale watching and Pico volcano, this is a photo tour with a difference in an off the path destination that is as varied as it is exciting. This workshop has been timed for the optimum chances to meet blue sharks in shallow water. There are 3 full dedicated Blue shark trips, as well as 8 dives to handpicked wide angle or macro sites. A full day diving at the famous mobula hang out Princess Alice Banks is also included. MORE INFO AND BOOKING
You can find more info about Scuba Travel Photo Trips from their WEBSITE