Featured Photographers

Featured Underwater Photographer – Francisco Sedano

One of the best ways to learn photography is to see other photographers’ work. Mozaik looks for some of the best underwater photographers in the world, and showcase their work, along with the gear they use, to help other aspiring photographers improve, learn new skills and get inspired.

This week we will feature the talented Francisco Sedano!

About Francisco

Francisco Sedano grew up in Sevilla (Spain) but since he was little he enjoyed spending his summers in the subtropical coast of Granada.

It was there were he developed a passion for marine life, starting snorkelling at the age of 7. He studied biology and completed a PhD in marine ecology on defensive coastal infrastructure. He is now a High School Biology Teacher and can’t think of anything more rewarding than transferring knowledge about the natural world to the new generations.

With his images, he tries to raise awareness of the beauty of marine biodiversity bringing it closer to the general public.

To this end he uses any techniques or softwares available, being passionate about artistic interpretations. This discipline has brought him important international awards including two wins in the United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Contest (2021 and 2020, Digital Ocean Photo Art category) and first place in the 2019 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest (Underwater Art category).

However, he also enjoys the most purist photography and takes part regularly in regional photo contests (where no edits are permitted), receiving medals in various categories.

Francisco’s Gear

Camera: Olympus OMD EM5 III
Lenses: Zuiko 9-18mm, Panasonic 8mm, Zuiko 60mm macro
With the support of Buceo Calahonda.

Francisco’s Work

Triple exposure of a moray eel and diver in a cave in Crete Island (Greece). Winner of the Digital Photo Art Category (2021 UN WOD Photo Competition).

Seahorse profile after fractalius filter. Winner of the Underwater Art category (2019 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest).

An octopus chased by groupers in Calahonda (Granada – Spain).

“Smoked Anthias” that represents biodiversity loss.

Double exposure of an iconic Mediterranean landscape (Islas Columbretes – Spain)

Double exposure in El Hierro (Islas Canarias – Spain).

Moray eels in Tenerife (Islas Canarias – Spain).

Underwater yoga surrounded by fish in Tenerife (Islas Canarias – Spain).

Frogfish in Tenerife (Islas Canarias – Spain).

Panoramic shot of a typical rocky reef in Tenerife (Islas Canarias – Spain).

The golden seahorse. Processed only with in-camera options using selective colouring. (Marina del Este – Granada – Spain)

Double exposure of a blenny. Bronze medal in freestyle category of ANFOSUB 2021 (Regional photocontest of Andalucía, southern Spain).

Nudibranch. Bronce medal in theme (Flabellina affinis) category of ANFOSUB 2021 (Regional photocontest of Andalucía, southern Spain).

Follow Francisco

Instagram: @sedano_uwphoto

Facebook: Francisco Sedano

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