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.



Friday, April 26, 2013

UWP: GORAN BUTAJLA

































Goran Butajla
I am amateur underwater photographer from Zagreb, Croatia, and can say that underwater photography is my passion through entire diving career, but with one major pause. I am diving since 1987., and in diving bussiness for more than 15 years now, as Instructor Trainer for several training agencies, and running my own diving center in Croatia. I got something like 3000 logged dives, but also countless dives that i never logged. Allmost 20 years ago  I begun to shoot with my belowed Nikonos V which is still proudly sitting in my desk, but my professional career in diving did not allow me to get more seriously into photography. Therefore i had more then 10 years of pause, and just few years ago decided to wake up my passion again, and started to shoot again with Nikon D80. Since i am still amateur, did alot of “Do it yourself” alterations on my gear, but just recently (still waiting to put it in the water) acquired Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17mm, 60 and 105mm macros and Aquatica housing.  So basically, cant wait to extend my photo research and produce some more great shots. 
I was lucky to be able to travell around the World, so had opportunity to visit all around Egypt, Bali, Belize, Maldives, Malta, Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania, Cuba, just to name a few. My homeland Croatia has some spectacular diving locations, such as islands of Vis and Lastovo, with deep walls, wrecks and caves. The best diving spot in the World for me is Jardines de la Reina in Cuba, since I love sharks, and that is the place where you have opportunity to dive with dozens of them in close proximity, virtually on every dive.

goran.butajla@scubalife.hr