uwphotographers: UWP: MORTEN BJORN LARSEN

Monday, May 7, 2012

UWP: MORTEN BJORN LARSEN



























Morten is a Copenhagen-based 36 year-old uw-photographer, who lives in Copenhagen and works as a bricklayer. Diving came by chance to Morten, who had never really considered getting a certificate. However, on a travel in 2002 his girlfriend convinced him to take the course on Phi Phi Islands in Thailand, and a new world opened up to him.
The passion for underwater photography came in 2007, when Morten was given a Sea & Sea 860G compact camera and a tiny YS27 extern flash for a wedding gift. That camera started a new way of diving and made even the most brown, grey and uneventful beach dive exciting again. Now there was a challenge in getting in position in front of the flatfish to get the perfect shot.
In 2008, Morten upgraded to a DSLR camera system, when he was offered a used Nikon D200 complete with housing, arms, flashes and domeport. Since then he has participated in three workshops with the famous English uw-photographer, Alex Mustard, to improve his skills and to meet other likeminded.
Diving with other uw-photographers has become very important to Morten, as divers without camera equipment tend to lose patience with photographers lingering for ages at the same spot.
For the past two years Morten has been on freelance assignments for the Scandinavian Dive Magazine DYK, and has just returned from Norway, where his was on his first freelance assignment for the Norwegian Dive Magazine Dykking. In November he is off for the second time to assist the Danish Nikon ambassador Casper Tybjerg in teaching land/nature photographers about uw-photography in the Red Sea.
Morten’s favourite diving destination is Truk Lagoon, and he is planning to go back and visit the world class wrecks with his DSLR-system.
Morten sold his Nikon D200 in 2010 and upgraded to a Nikon D300.

Equipment:
Camera: Nikon D300
Lenses: Nikon 12-24mm, Nikon VR.105mm macro & Tokina 10-17mm. Fisheye.
Housing: Sea & Sea
Flashguns: 2 stk. Sea & Sea YS 110A
Extras: +10 SubSee Dioptre and a Kenko 1,4 Teleconverter
See more photos at: www.mortenbjorn.dk