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 Cristina Fernández!
Hi Ocean Lovers!
My name is Cristina Fernández, I’m 48 years old and I live in Spain in a place far from the Sea and the Ocean. I’m a Primary School Teacher but my heart belongs to the Ocean. I only get, twice a year, the opportunity to dive and take pictures, so it’s a must to spend as much time as I can underwater when I’m on vacation.
Since I was a toddler, I was attracted to the sea, the documentary “The silent world” by Jacques-Yves Costeau helped me become the woman that I’m today. Bewildered by the astonishing beauty of the ocean I started my first diving course the moment I had earned enough money working as a teacher.
First, it was only the passion for diving. Next, the desire to share the beauty of the ocean. It was a long way until I developed the necessary skills to become the photographer that I’m today. In a world dominated by men, with the ocean far from my home, with no one ready to share his or her knowledge, I learned over my own mistakes and It wasn’t until later when the renowned macro photographer Dave Johnson recruited me as admin for Marine Pixels Underwater Photography, that I took off.
I started taking part in different international contests winnings some awards.
You can learn a lot looking other people pictures and sharing techniques and knowledge with them.
I love sharing my pictures and the beauty of the critters that inhabit this stunning underwater world, as a way to raise the people awareness that we need to protect our Oceans of the degradation in order to preserve their amazing biodiversity.
Camera: Canon 7D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC, Tokina 10-17 mm f:2.8 AT-X AF DX NH Fisheye
Diopters: Nauticam SMC-1, AOI UCL-900
Hugyfot housing, Macro Saga port, Hugyfot dome
Strobes: Sea&Sea YS-D1
Focus light: i-torch Venusian III
Other gear: BigBlue RGB White + Snoot (3)
Viewfinder: Inon 45 degrees
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