Friday, June 12, 2020

UWP: HAKAN BASAR
























Hakan Basar was born in Germany ,1977 and living in Istanbul,Turkey since 1983.   He is working about Musical Instruments industry since 1999 and owner of his company.

He started to diving in 2010 and got a camera after  short time.

He dives at many dive sites around the world and worked on workshop tours .

Hakan has been participating in national and international competitions since 2015 and has received more than 30 awards .

He has been dived at many dive sites around the world especially macro places and worked some  workshop tours at Lembeh, Anilao , Romblon , Ambon ,Raja ampat, Dumaguete and Manado .

He has been participating in national and international competitions since 2015 and has won more than 30 awards. The most important achievement is winning the Turkey  UW photo championship in 2017 and got 3rd place in the 2019 CMAS World UW Photo Championship / Tenerife as a Turkish team.

The first camera it owned was the Nikon d90 , used between 2010 and 2013 .

He is still using Nikon D800E full frame camera since 2013 with nauticam housing and Ikelite DS161 dual strobes for wide angle , Inon Z240 for macro shots .

He loves creative photography technics and often use these technics on his works .  By the way , he is working on open source camera software for improvement the picture control and developed his own strobe flash with personalized features.







Saturday, May 2, 2020

UWP: LEON ZHAO
































LEON ZHAO

Hi everybody This is Leon Zhao, I come from China, living in Shanghai now. I am a professional underwater photographer, and also a freelance writer. I start diving in 2014.

“When I dived down and went to the world that was totally different from the land, I was deeply attracted by the magic of the underwater world, but when I got the first photograph that correctly restored the brilliant color of the underwater world , I knew that I could not live without the ocean.”so i took my first underwater photo in 2015.

I believe in “learn, enjoy and share”. so I determined to bring the magical ocean lives and beauty to broader audiences through my lenses. Many of my works have won underwater photograph competitions, and published in magazines and other media in China and overseas. I also published more than 50 articles related to underwater photography shared across the media.

I traveled to many diving destinations across Southeast Asia and South Pacific region. My shot focus on underwater macro, wide angle, underwater portraits, etc.

hope all my photo can let people to realize the ocean is the biggest treasure of human, we have to protect it right now.

Leon Zhao

Monday, April 20, 2020

UWP: MARCO GIULIANO










 























MARCO GIULIANO
Hello everybody, my name is Marco Giuliano and I was born in Rome on 18 october 1959, for all my life I have been in contact with the sea.

Since 1989 scuba diving and underwater photography have absorbed me completely, and since then they are managing my thoughts and lifestyle more than I could ever imagine.

In 1992 I became PADI instructor, and since that moment I have been trying to share my passion with as many people as I can.

Sea represents for me the wideness of its surface, the blue of the abyss, the curiosity for any of its inhabitants. It is the strenght that it shows in rough days, and the quiet that it gifts me with at down just by looking at it from far away. It is the consciousness that I can submerge myself in it anytime I want knowing that it will accept me, because we respect eachother.

...I left and came back many times, I cried for moving meetings and for the same reason I laughed, I met exceptional people as well as mediocre people, people not worthy of the sea, I made friendships that will stay forever and unpleasant acquaintances.
I have navigated several seas, and from all of them I took back fabulous images and unforgettable memories both in my mind and on the film. I had the chance to know habits, foods and religions of different populations and with them I lived and cooperated.

I have started the two nikonos III and V before, then my loyal Nikon RSs along with a 13mm, a 20/35, a macro 50mm, a 28mm and a teleconverter 2x, and several flashes with different power and temperature. For some years I've produced arms for underwater cameras that I wanted to call "Aracnobracci" (i.e. spider arms).
In the digital era, I've had a little Sony and later a Subal with D300 and then Nauticam with D800.

Among all this I wanted to teach and share my passion with as many people as possible and so I founded the "Centro Sub Monte Conero", against the skepticism of all the people that didn't think that the italian Adriatic sea was suitable for scuba diving.

In those few minutes underwater I live in another dimension, surrounded by an incredible energy, and the smile of the people with me satisfies me totally.
I am a really lucky man: I can do what I love the most!

After thousands of dives I'm not tired yet, instead, I get recharged everytime I dive free from the problems, the evil of the world, the noises, from everything that bothers me.

To all the good people that I met so far I send a warm greeting, and to the ones I haven't met yet...see you soon around the world!!

Marco



MARCO GIULIANO
Ciao a tutti, mi chiamo Marco Giuliano e sono nato  a Roma il 18/10/1959 e da quando sono nato  sono stato sempre a contatto con il mare .


Ho iniziato tardi, purtroppo, ma dal 1989 la subacquea e la fotografia subacquea mi ha preso totalmente e sta gestendo da allora i miei pensieri ed il mio modo di vivere più di quanto io sia in grado di immaginare.

Nel 1992 sono diventato istruttore PADI e da allora cerco di trasmettere la mia passione a quante più persone sia possibile.

Il mare rappresenta per me,la vastità della superficie che ricopre,  il colore blu degli abissi, la curiosità per  tutti gli esseri viventi in esso contenuti  ,è la forza che sprigiona nei giorni di tempesta, è la quiete che mi dona al tramonto e all’alba solo guardando lontano, e il sapere di potermi immergere dentro di lui tutte le volte che voglio sapendo che mi accetta perchè ci rispettiamo.

…e poi sono partito e tornato tante volte ,ho pianto per incontri emozionanti ed ho riso per lo stesso motivo, ho conosciuto persone eccezionali ,persone mediocri ,persone non degne del mare, ho fatto amicizie che rimarranno e conoscenze sgradevoli, ho solcato parecchi mari e da tutti ho riportato immagini stupende e ricordi indelebili nella mia mente e su pellicola, ho avuto modo di conoscere usanze, cibo e religioni di popoli diversi dal mio ,con essi ho interagito e collaborato per quanto ho potuto.

Mi hanno sempre accompagnato in questo mio peregrinare prima le nikonos III e la V poi  le mie due fedeli Nikon RS accompagnate da un 13mm, un 20/35, un 50mm macro, un 28mm ed una lente duplicatore e vari flash che nell’arco di questi anni si sono avvicendati per potenza, temperatura, per qualche anno ho prodotto  bracci per fotocamere subacquee ai quali ho voluto dare il nome di Aracnobracci.
Poi l’era del digitale, una piccola Sony e poi scafandri, prima una  Subal con D300 e poi  Nauticam con D 800

In mezzo a tutto ciò ho, voluto insegnare e condividere con quante più  persone possibili questa mia passione ed allora ho fondato quello che oggi e da sempre si chiama “Centro Sub Monte Conero”, contro lo scetticismo di tutti quelli che non  consideravano idoneo per la subacquea il mare Adriatico italiano .

Vivo in quei pochi minuti d’immersione, un altra dimensione avvolto da un energia incredibile, ed il sorriso di chi è con me mi soddisfa totalmente , sono un uomo veramente fortunato : posso fare quello che mi piace di più !

Dopo migliaia immersioni non sono ancora stufo, anzi, mi ricarico ogni volta che scendo li sotto, libero dai problemi quotidiani, dalle infamie del mondo, dai rumori , da tutto ciò che mi disturba.

A tutte le persone degne che ho incontrato sino ad oggi mando un saluto affettuoso e a tutti quelli che ancora non ho incontrato, ci vediamo presto in giro per il mondo !!

Buone Bolle Marco