Humbug in a variety of coral types diving Wairgete dive site at Maumere Bay Festival Indonesia by Diveplanit

Maumere Bay Festival and Underwater Photography Competition

The inaugural Maumere Bay Festival & Underwater Photography Competition August 2016 attracted a field of 30 international photographers competing for substantial prizes in the compact & DSLR wide angle & macro photography competition. See some of their amazing pictures here.

 

Yvonne McKenzie shares her story of underwater photography.

My Underwater World – Yvonne McKenzie

Yvonne McKenzie, based on Australia’s own Christmas Island, shares her underwater world with DivePlanit.
How did you get into underwater photography in the first place? – Well, ever since I was a young teenager, I always loved taking photos and never went anywhere without a camera. Even today, I still remember my first “camera”: a flat rectangle shape, yellow and black in colour, made of plastic where the flash and 35mm film took up most of the space and left very little room for a “lens”

 

That’s my UW camera rig – David Faulks

Q1: Explain how you got into underwater photography in the first place. David Faulks: “My interest started from watching others in the water capturing fantastic images and spending many hours talking about what they had seen and photographed during a photo shoot out on board the Ocean Trek at Jervis Bay during the 2012 October […]