uwphotographers: December 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

UWP: EITAN BEN ZVI (Israel)


































Eitan ben Zvi

I started diving only in 09/2013 at Eilat - Red Sea, and got my first / current underwater camera, Sony A6000, in March 2015. Photography was something very new to me. I never took pictures before, above water….still don’t , only underwater.
Later that year, in Nov. 2015 I upgrade my gear and bought 90mm macro and 10-18mm Wide Angle….and also upgrade my housing to "Easydive Wi3". Which is very unique concept housing – that controls the camera from the remote/usb port. So I have a very ergonomic panel to control all the functions of photography, and also I can upgrade my camera with the same housing .
On May 2016 I took a diving trip to Anilao and Dumaguete at the Philippines and I had the pleasure of working with more pro underwater photographers, learning all along the way.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

UWP: JAN WENGER (Dubai)




























































JAN WENGER
Since 2009, Jan has been living in Dubai, working in Marketing & Communications. This is where he discovered scuba diving for himself, and what began as a casual hobby quickly became his number one passion.
Today Jan is one of the most active underwater photographers with over 1,000 dives in the region, spending most of his free time exploring the underwater world of Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Oman in particular has a special place in Jan’s heart; with the diving industry in its infancy and most dive sites still undiscovered, this beautiful country holds unlimited secrets for underwater enthusiasts. 
Jan’s favorite diving locations in the region include the northern “Musandam” peninsula and a group of islands 20km off the coast from the Omani capital Muscat called “Daymaniyat Islands”. Both areas are extremely rich on marine live and offer photographers plenty of macro and wide angle opportunities.
As a previous winner of the Emirates Diving Association Digital Online competition, Jan is always keen on growing the awareness and interest for underwater photography within the local diving community. He is currently working on a few related projects in cooperation with local dive centers and other underwater photographers, including a guide covering his favorite dive sites in Oman.
Below are some examples of Jan’s work in the region.