Tuesday, April 30, 2013

UWP: EDUARDO SORENSEN
























Eduardo Sorensen
Born in Chile  in 1976,  specialist in  underwater photography  in cold environments such as  the Patagonian fjords.  Has been on multiple journeys  along the extensive coast of his  native country documenting its rich marine life, including several visits to the Eastern Island, and to the Juan Fernandez Archipielago.
Since 2008 has been  working  in collaboration with the N.G.O. OCEANA, with the purpose of  widespreading  and helping through his photos to protect  the still unknown marine eco systems hidden in Chile.
Has worked as underwater photographer in the Pacific Ocean expeditions organized in conjunction by National Geographic and Oceana to Salas y Gomez Island  in the summer of 2011 and to the Desventuradas Islands  in February 2013.
info@eduardosorensen.cl








Monday, April 29, 2013

UWP: JORGE CERVERA HAUSER





























Jorge Cervera Hauser
After studying media and communication in Mexico City, cinematography in Spain, and working in major advertising agencies and tv stations, he founded Calypso Media in 2009, a production company responsible for several tv commercials and marketing campaigns nation wide. In South Africa, he earned the title of Animal Planet's Filmmaker of the Year in 2007, after winning the tv series Unearthed broadcasted world wide.
In 2010 Jorge founded XOOC, a marine conservation society, and has been an active member at Pelagic Life since 2012, where he produced the documentary México Pelágico, and the Shark Diaries series, narrating Pelagic Life's unhooking of sharks in the Baja Peninsula.



Saturday, April 27, 2013

UWP: FRANK LI
























Frank Li is an underwater photographer from Shanghai, China. Fascinated by the incredible colors and great diversity of the underwater world, he "fell in love" with scuba diving in 2004. Frank has dived in Philippines (Anilao, Malapascua, Dumaguete, Bohol, Puerto Galera), Indonesia (Manado, Bali), Malaysia (Sipadan, Mabul, Kota Kinabalu), Thailand (Koh Tao), Maldives, Palau, Seychelles and Yap in the past years, still with a long list of diving sites to further explore. In 2006, he picked up his first underwater camera Canon Powershot A610, a small digital compact camera. Since then he sticks to using compact camera, to avoid too much of hassles in carrying big and heavy DSLR sets during traveling. After using Canon Powershot A610 and then Canon G10, recently he has changed to SONY RX100. He clearly knows the limitation of compact cameras, that's why he focused more on shooting wide-angle pictures and larger subjects than trying to shoot macro pictures of small critters. As he learned more about underwater lighting with additional external strobes, he has been improving his underwater photography skills and taken some interesting pictures. 
Underwater photography is simply a hobby for Frank, not a job. Frank has got an MBA degree from a top notch business school of the world, he has been working in chemical industry for very long time, afterwards has also gained some experience in clean-tech sector, recently he has shifted his interest to tourism business.