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:
18/01/20 Cyclone - The Winter Warmer
21/05/20 Hurricane - Corals, Caves & Critters
11/09/20 Malapascua - Photo FINish
Join photo pro Mario Vitalini on this Philippines workshop to hone your images of the biggest sharks to the smallest critters. Thresher sharks are not the only great diving you will discover with Exotic Divers in Malapascua - reefs, sea snakes and macro life all await in these azure waters. The workshop includes 20 nitrox boat dives plus daily presentations covering all aspects of underwater photography. 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:
10/05/20 Master Macro with Martyn - Dumaguete
Following on from his successful macro workshops, 2020 sees Martyn return to the Philippines, and an area he loves. Atmosphere resort in Dumaguete is well known to seasoned photographers and dive staff that know intimately what subject is hot and where to find them. You can log a lot of hours underwater here. The diving day offers plenty of scheduled departures, with the option to add extra shore dives or night dives. Most diving is by boat and sites are rarely more than 5-10 minutes from the resort. MORE INFO AND BOOKING
20/06/20 Cylcone - Red Sea Relaxed
Martyn Says...This is a great trip for anyone interested in underwater photography (or if you are just not feeling confident about using your camera!). Martyn will cover key photography principles to get you up and running in no time, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced shooters. We pick this time as there will be no shortage of great subject matter to shoot, from impressive wrecks to huge schools of fish, especially at Shark and Yolanda reef! MORE INFO AND BOOKING
21/11/20 Whirlwind - Red Sea Relaxed
Martyn Says...A very rewarding, but more relaxing and slower paced alternative to the more usual wrecks and reefs itinerary. With the same amount of dives available but at fewer locations, allowing you to see the best sites at different times of the day, this works brilliantly for photographers but is also proving to be a big hit with people that prefer to take things easier and with less rushing about. MORE INFO AND BOOKING
You can find more info about Scuba Travel Photo Trips from their WEBSITE