uwphotographers: May 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

UWP: ANDREY NEKRASOV



































ANDREY NEKRASOV
I was born September 9th, 1971, in the town of Bezhetsk, Tver area (Russia).
When I was 13 years old, my family moved to the city of Odessa, at the coast of Black sea (Ukraine).

My interest in photography had started in 1984, and in 1985 I've started to specialize in underwater photography.

In 1986, I received my professional diving training at V.S.A.A.A.F. (Volunteer Society of Assistance to Air forces, Army and Fleet) in Odessa, Ukraine.

I have completed this training in 1989 and became instructor of Underwater sports.

For many years I used Canon EOS-100 camera with housing designed and made on my own. In 2008 I started shooting with the help of a digital camera Nikon D300 with SEA&SEA camera housing. Lens: Nikon 10.5mm fisheye, Nikon 12-24mm, Nikon 60mm MACRO, Tokina 10-17mm fisheye and  flash: Subtronic Mega Color and Inon-Z240 are used for underwater photography. Besides the mentioned tools, Nikon 24-85mm and Nikon 70-300mm are used to pursue land photography.


AWARDS
50. Festival "Golden camera- 2013 " (Ukraine)
WINNER - in a nomination "Flora and fauna"
49. Festival "International MIMA - 2012" (Spain)
- finalist, in a "Environment Category",
48. Festival ScubaCam - 2012  (Slovakia)
- ?3-rd in a nomination "ecofoto"
?- 3-rd in a nomination "Marine - Wide Angle"
47. Festival "Silver shark- 2012 " (Ukraine - Kiev)
- WINNER - in a nomination "human & sea".
- Grand prix of festival
46. Festival "L`imageSous-Marine - 2011 " (France )
- Silver medal,in a nomination "Color photo ".
45. Festival "International MIMA - 2011" (Spain)
- WINNER, in a "Fauna Category",
44. Festival "DAN - 2011" (Europe)
- WINNER - in a "1 rd DAN PHOTOCONTEST SESSION - 2011".
-  Best photo of the Year 2011-2012  "DAN EUROPE PHOTOCONTEST"
43. Photocompetition  "PHOTO NATURE 2010" (Ukraine),
- WINNER - in a nomination  “underwater world”
42. Festival "International MIMA - 2010" (Spain)
- WINNER, in a "Fauna Category", 
- 2-nd, in a "Environment Category",
41. Festival "Silver shark- 2010 " (Ukraine - Kiev)
- WINNER - in a nomination "fresh waters".
- WINNER - in a nomination "human & sea".
- WINNER - in a nomination "black & white photo".
40. Festival "DAN - 2010" (Europe)
- WINNER - in a "1 rd DAN PHOTOCONTEST SESSION - 2010"
- 3-rd, in a "2 nd DAN PHOTOCONTEST SESSION - 2010"
39. Photocompetition "Sea Inhabitants"  (Russia),
- WINNER.
38. Festival "BSAC TRAVELCLUB PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS - 2009 " (Great Britain),
- 2-nd, in  "Open category - April",
- 2-nd, in  "Open category - May",
- Photographer of the Year 2009.
37. Festival "International MIMA - 2009" (Spain)
- 2-nd, in a "Environment Category",
36. Festival "DAN - 2009" (Europe)
- 2-nd, in a "1 rd DAN PHOTOCONTEST SESSION - 2009".
- 2-nd, in a "2 nd DAN PHOTOCONTEST SESSION - 2009".
- 3-rd, in a "3 rd DAN PHOTOCONTEST SESSION - 2009".
- 2-nd, in a "4 th DAN PHOTOCONTEST SESSION - 2009".
35. Festival "Gold dolphin - 2009 " (Russia - Moscow),
- 2-nd, in a nomination "Macro".
34. Festival "Marmara - 2008 " (Turkey - Istanbul)
- Special prize of TECHNICAL COMMITTEE, in a nomination -"Wide angle".
33. Festival "Epson Red Sea - 2008" (Israel)
- 2-nd, - in “Photographer for June (Russia - session)” - a portfolio,
- 2-nd, - in “Photographer for Jule (Russia - session)” - a portfolio. 
- 2-nd, - in “Photographer for August (Russia - session)” - a portfolio.
- Nominees, for: "Images of the World - the bestcolor print".
32. Festival "DAN - 2008" (Europe)
- 3-rd, in a "2 nd DAN PHOTOCONTEST SESSION - 2008".
- WINNER - in a "3 rd DAN PHOTOCONTEST SESSION - 2008".
- 2-nd, in a "3 rd DAN PHOTOCONTEST SESSION - 2008"
- WINNER - in a "4 th DAN PHOTOCONTEST SESSION - 2008"
- 3-rd, in a "4 th DAN PHOTOCONTEST SESSION - 2008".
-  Best photo of the Year 2008-2009  "DAN EUROPE PHOTOCONTEST"
31. Festival "International MIMA - 2008" (Spain)
- WINNER, in a "Environment Category", 
- 2-nd, in a "Environment Category",
- 2-nd, in a "Fauna Category".
30. Festival "BSAC TRAVELCLUB PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS - 2008 " (Great Britain),
- WINNER- in "Open category - April",
- 2-nd, in "Open category - June",
- 3-rd, in "Open category - Jule".
- WINNER in "Open category - August".
- 2-nd, in "Open category - September",
- WINNER in "Open category - October"
- WINNER in "Open category - December"
29. Festival "Water world- 2008 " (Ukraine - Kiev),
- WINNER - in a nomination"Macro".
- WINNER - in a nomination "Diver andunderwater world".
- WINNER - in a nomination "Freshwater".
- Grand prix of festival.
28. Festival "Britishunderwater image festival - 2008 " (Great Britain -Birmingham),
- WINNER - in "Suunto Open Category".
27. Festival "Gold dolphin - 2008 " (Russia - Moscow),
- Second prize ofspectator sympathies.
26. Photocompetition "SeaAngel 2007" (Russia),
- 1st, in a nomination "Macro",
- 1st, in a nomination "Wide angle",
- 3rd, in anomination "Wide angle",
- 1st, in a nomination "Closeup".
25. Festival "High Tatras- 2007 " (Slovakia - Beograd),
- WINNER - in anomination "Color photo",.
- 2-nd, - in a nomination"Black-and-white photo".
24. Festival "BSAC TRAVELCLUB PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS - 2007 " (Great Britain), 
-WINNER - in "Open category - April ",
- WINNER - in"Open category - May",
- 2-nd, in "Open category -May",
- 2-nd, in "Open category - August ",
- 3-rd, in "Open category - August ",
- WINNER - in "Open category - September",
- 2-nd, in "Open category -October",
- 2-nd, in "Open category - November",
- 3-rd. in Photographer of the Year 2007,
- Photographer of the Year 2007
23. Festival " BritishSplash-In Championship - 2007 " (England - Plymouth)
-Highly Commended of jury.
22. Festival "SanDisk RedSea - 2007 " (Israel)
- WINNER - in “Photographer for June” - a portfolio,
- 3-rd, in Photographer of the Year 2007 -a portfolio,
- Nominees, for: "Images of the World - the bestcolor print".
21. Festival "Silver shark- 2007 " (Ukraine - Kiev)
- WINNER - in a nomination"Macro".
20. Festival "Suunto UnderWater Photo Festival-2007 " (Finland),
- Highly Commendedof jury.
19. Festival "XXIXInternational festival Fotosab - 2007 " (Italy - Faenza),
-Gold medal, in a nomination "Macro".
18. Festival "Water world- 2007 " (Ukraine - Kiev),
-WINNER - in a nomination"Macro".
17. Festival "Britishunderwater image festival - 2007 " (Great Britain - Richmond),
-Highly Commended of jury., in a nomination "Macro".
16. Photocompetition "Goldturtle - 2007 " (Russia - Moscow),, 
- Prize of spectatorsympathies.
15. Festival "L`imageSous-Marine - 2006 " (France - Antibes)
- Silver medal,in a nomination "Color photo ".
14. Festival "Marmara -2006 " (Turkey - Istanbul),
- 2-nd, in a nomination"Macro".
13. Festival “FUJIFILMPhotography Gallery - 2006” (Lithuania - Kaunas)
-WINNER -in a nomination "Fauna”.
12. Festival "Silver shark- 2006 " (Ukraine - Kiev)
- 2-st, in a nomination "Colorphoto ".
11. Festival "PAF Tachov -2006 " (Czechia),
- Bronze medal, in a nomination"sea",
- Silver medal, in a nomination "freshwaters".
10. Festival "Gold dolphin- 2006 " (Russia - Moscow)
- Bronze medal, in anomination " inhabitants of the sea ".
9. Festival "Pelagos"-2005 " (Italy).
- WINNER - in a nomination "Macro - on line ",
- WINNER - in a nomination "Wideangle – on line".
8. Competition "Rivers,lakes and the seas of Russia-2005 " (Russia - Moscow)
- Grand prix.
7. Festival "High Tatras -2005 " (Slovakia),
- WINNER - in a nomination "sea",
-WINNER - in a nomination "fresh waters".
6. Festival "Marmara -2005 " (Turkey - Istanbul),
- Special prize of jury, in anomination "Wide angle".
 5. Festival "Silver shark- 2005 " (Ukraine - Kiev)
-Special prize of Federation of Underwater Photographers - Russia
- Grand prix of festival

4. Festival "Celebrate theSea - 2005 " (Singapore) 
- Gold medal, in a nomination"Macr?",
- Silver medal, in a nomination "Wideangle".
3. Festival "Gold dolphin- 2005 " (Russia - Moscow)
- Prize of spectatorsympathies.
2. Festival "Silver shark- 2004 " (Ukraine - Kiev)
- Special prize of Federationof Underwater Photographers - Russia, in a nomination "Most neatphotographer".
1. Festival "Silver shark- 2003 " (Ukraine - Kiev)
- Special prize of the company" SEA and SEA " in a nomination "Color photo ".
-Special prize of magazine " Underwater club " in anomination "Color photo ".
- Special prize of FederationUnderwater Sports - Ukraine in a nomination "Color photo ".
-Special prize of magazine " World of tourism " in anomination "Best ploto ".
- Special prize of magazine "B-52 " in a nomination "Black-and-white photo ".


Monday, May 27, 2013

UWP CHRISTIAN SCHLAMANN

























Christian Schlamann was born in 1975 in the north of Germany. Still there he lives near to Hannover and works as a managing director in the building industry. His diving career started early at the age of fourteen. After first dives and a long break he decided in 2001 to deepen the diving.

In 2005 he took his camera down and finally in 2007 his first DSLR a Nikon D200 embedded in a Hugyfot housing.

Current he is using a Nikon D800 camera also in a "Hugyfot". 

His favorite diving regions are the Red Sea and Indonesia with the gorgeous islands Bali and Sulawesi.

Because of his Job as an engineer Christian places great value on the technical execution on his photos.
Christian: "Through my job I'm technical molded so I try to implement my photos technical brilliantly. To clarify that I'll not forget the important point of design I have great and patient support from my girlfriend Silke who show me different points of view again and again. Below the surface and over the surface as well. Photography for me is a learning process at all the various levels."

You will find more photos and information on:

https://www.facebook.com/blickfein
http://www.fotocommunity.de/fotograf/christian-schlamann/879493