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 Yann Toso!
I was born in 1997 in a small town near Udine, in the North East of Italy and raised there. I fell in love with the Ocean in the early childhood and started scuba diving quite immediately, completing PADI Open Water Diver course at the age of 10.
I went on in diving education and became PADI Instructor in 2018, with hundreds of dives focused on loving underwater creatures and trying to know them as best as possible.
Knowledge is always been important for me to understand this magic world laying under the surface of the sea and so I started attending academic studies in Udine University of Studies with a bachelor in ‘Natural and Environmental Sciences’ and went on as a student in my actual Master of Science career in ‘Marine Biology’ at Marche Politechnic University.
Parallel to my studies, I learned how to take pictures underwater, falling deeply in love with this discipline. My goal as an underwater photographer is to show on the mainland what I am able to see deep in the oceans and spread the awareness on the beautiful world laying below the surface. In particular, I have a special interest in making my photography low-impact, trying always not to disturb the environment and its inhabitants, both motile and sessile ones, by always focusing in keeping neutral buoyancy, not touching, chasing, or harassing and in general not stressing marine life, even with the conscious use of the strobes power and distance.
Camera body: Sony Alpha-68
Favourite lenses: Minolta 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Minolta 16mm f/2.8 fisheye
Wet lens: SubSee Magnifier +10
Housing: Gio-Sim housing with 6.5” Gio-Sim dome and macro flat port
Strobes: Inon z-240
Video lights: Mares Eos 10rw 1000l
Get In Touch With Yann
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