One of the best ways to learn photography is to see other photographers’ work. We try to find 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 Taner Atilgan!
I was born in 1983 in Mugla/Turkey. Since I had spent all my vacations at our summer house near the seaside, I always had a great relationship with sealife, underwater and snorkelling. After having primary & secondary education at my hometown, I moved to Istanbul in 2001 for undergraduate study and had lived there for 15 years. Recently , my wife and I moved to Eindhoven, the Netherlands due to our professional careers.
As an architect, I have graduated from Istanbul Technical University and since then, I have been involved in large-scale construction projects as a part of project management teams, and still working as a project controls manager. Furthermore, I had worked as a professional musician during undergraduate study, and nowadays, I play with professionals as a hobby.
After performing music as my only hobby for 15 years, I’ve started underwater photography and it has immediately become my primary passion. Milestones of my scuba career are: Started diving in 2008, started underwater photography in 2011, became a CMAS instructor in 2011, became the national underwater photography champion in 2013&2015, and elected to the Turkish national underwater photograpy team for 2015&2016&2017. I‘ve also been awarded in several international competitions.
I’ve been diving with my wife, Caglar, since 2012 and she takes a huge part in most of my pictures as a model and lighting specialist. Her profession is actually architectural lighting design, and she puts so much effort into making my pictures better. As a newly-wed couple, we look forward to traveling new destinations and represent the underwater life with all its perfection.
- Nikon D810 & D7200
- Nauticam System
- Nikon 105mm VR Macro Lens
- Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye Lens
- Zen Ports
- Ikelite DS-161 Strobes
- Inon D-2000 Strobes
- I-Torch Venom 38 Focus Light
- Subsee +5 Diopter
- Nauticam SMC-1 Diopter
- Ultralight & Inon Hardware
- Retra LSD Snoot
Get in Touch with Taner
taneratilganuwp (at) gmail.com
Visit his personal portfolio at www.ranmorphoto.com.
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