Thursday, July 28, 2022

UWP: FABIO VITALE

 































Fabio Vitale
Sono nato a Lecce nel Salento, penisola estrema del Sud Est d’Italia, in cui Mar Adriatico e Mar Ionio sono una cornice naturale per far nascere e crescere la passione per il mare. Dopo aver completato gli studi in Informatica, ho passato una vita lavorativa in diverse Banche tra le più importanti del nostro Paese. La passione per la fotografia è adolescenziale, camera oscura in casa e stampe in b/n per un decennio. Poi è nata la passione per la biologia in particolare per la sistematica. Per oltre due decenni ho condiviso interessi e passione tra il mare e l’entomologia, specialmente quella Andina. Numerose sono le pubblicazioni scientifiche prodotte in questi anni. 
Da oltre 15 anni studio gli Heterobranchi marini del Salento. Sono socio fondatore dell’Associazione Salento Sommerso, un’Associazione senza fini di lucro che si occupa dello studio e della salvaguardia dell’Ecosistema marino del Salento. Ho scritto e continuo ad aggiornare giornalmente il sito www.salentosommerso.it dove tutte le notizie rilevanti riguardanti l’Ecosistema marino del Salento vengono registrate e messe a disposizione di chiunque possa essere interessato.
L’attrezzatura fotografica subacquea attualmente utilizzata in custodia Isotta è composta da un Corpo Nikon D7000, Obiettivi: 60m micro Nikkor, 105m micro Nikkor, 12-24m Nikkor. 2 Flash Inon Z330.


I was born in Lecce in Salento, an extreme peninsula in the South East of Italy, where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas are a natural setting for giving birth to and growing a passion for the sea. After completing my studies in IT, I spent a working life in several of the most important banks in our country. The passion for photography is adolescent, darkroom at home and b / w prints for a decade. Then the passion for biology was born, in particular for systematics. For over two decades I have shared interests and passion between the sea and entomology, especially the Andean one. There are numerous scientific publications produced in recent years. 
For over 15 years I have been studying the Marine Heterobranchs of Salento. I am a founding member of the Sommerso Salento Association, a non-profit association that deals with the study and protection of the marine ecosystem of Salento. I wrote and continue to update the website www.salentosommerso.it daily, where all relevant news regarding the marine ecosystem of Salento are recorded and made available to anyone who may be interested. 
The underwater photographic equipment currently used in the Isotta case consists of a Nikon D7000 body, Lenses: 60m micro Nikkor, 105m micro Nikkor, 12-24m Nikkor, 2 Flashes Inon Z330.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

UWP: GREGORY SIN

 



















































Gregory Sin
Perhaps a meeting with legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1988 played major role in Gregory's interest to underwater world.
It was on Madeira, island in Atlantic ocean, where Gregory received his first diving licence in 1995. Soon after, he bought his first underwater camera (Nikonos-V) and before long, capturing and sharing the underwater world became Gregory's biggest passion.
Since then, Gregory was traveled extensively over the most world dive sites, but always returned to tropical waters of Indonesia and Philippines. Animals behavior, diversity of marine life became his main interests in underwater photography. 
Focusing on small objects, finding something new and unusual, together with simple post-processing without "photoshop objects manipulation”  became his style in underwater photography.
His imagery has won prizes in some of the world's most prestigious competitions including ADEX dive show, and The World Festival of Underwater Pictures in Antibes. 
With Indonesia and Philippines at the doorstep of his home Singapore, he is trying to balance his professional career with  passion to the undersea world.
His works can be seen on http://500px.com/unlis