Every week we will feature an underwater photographer who managed to leave us breathless.
This week’s feature is Raoul Caprez!
The underwater photographer Raoul Caprez was born in Switzerland in 1972. He graduated from Geneva University in 1997 after having studied biology. So, his first photos were useful to identify species. Then, during the following years, he started to take pictures with a more artistic aim.
While exploring the underwater world, Raoul Caprez has taken photographs in the depths of almost every sea in the world. He also loves the freshwater ecosystems like the European lakes or rivers.
During his free time, he has been part of the jury of the Festisub contest,he used to be a member of the photo critic team for an online Underwater Photography Contest, and, as a photography instructor, he loves to teach underwater photography. He has been also asked to hold conferences about freshwater environment. So, slowly, photography has become more than a hobby.
Fascinated by the underwater wildlife he likes sharing his passion through his photographs (www.capraoul.ch).
Camera : Nikon D7000
Housing : Nauticam
Viewer : 45°
Lens : Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye, Nikkor 105mm and 85mm macro
Diopter : Nauticam +10
Strobes : 2 x Subtronic Pro160
Monthly winner (May) – UnderwaterPhotography.com contest 2014
2nd place – Underwater Macro Photographers, Theme “Crab and squat lobster” (February 2014)
DSLR Top 10 shots of the month – Underwater Macro Photographers (January 2013, July 2013, October 2013 and june 2014)
Bronze medal annual contest – UnderwaterPhotography.com contest 2013 – Category : Freshwater and Topside above water
Runner up annual contest – UnderwaterPhotography.com contest 2013 – Category : Macro swimming
3rd place – Underwater Macro Photographers, Theme “Cephalopod” (November 2013)
3rd place monthly contest – UnderwaterPhotography.com contest 2012
2nd place – Festisub 2012 – Humour category
Special selection of the jury – Festisub 2012
1st place – Plongée Magazine (2010)
Silver medal annual contest – UnderwaterPhotography.com contest 2010 – Category : Topside above water
Bronze medal annual contest – UnderwaterPhotography.com contest 2009 – Category : Wide Angle Divers
To view more of Raoul’s work, visit his website at –> www.capraoul.ch