Marvelous Mozambique: learning in paradise

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For the fourth year my underwater photography program has run in conjunction with Africa Media and Guinjata dive Centre, in marvelous mozambique. This August we’ve had 5 keen students learning to hone their photography skills. One of my favorite things about the program is that it brings people from different countries and walks of life together and here we live eat and breathe underwater photography for an entire month- can life get any better?

I’d like to introduce my five brilliant students and some of their macro shots from the past 2 weeks. They’ve been working super hard and I hope you enjoy them? Here we are starting out on the desk, learning manual settings

Feel free to comment. I’ll showcase 3 of them tonight and 2 tomorrow.

Let’s start with the fairest sex first!

Sibylle Blumenthal
German born Sibylle lives in Dubai and has the most understanding boss in the world! Sib loves dive travel and spends a lot of time annually doing just that.sometimes I feel like I know what Sib is going to say before she says it and I think we have a lot of similarities and even similar tastes. I’ve known her 2 weeks but it feels much longer ~ in a good way. Sib is one clever, sassy lady and I hope I’ve made a friend for life.

Rob Buurman

Rob is from Holland and is Sib’s ‘other half’ and he is a ‘toy’ junkie with some exceptional equipment and skills. Rob clearly does his homework and everything about him just -works! Rob loves diving and shooting everything that moves. With his exceptional diving skills, Rob manages to capture tiny details and I’m in awe his super macro work and jealous of his equipment. I hope to travel with Rob and Sib someday.

Ryan Forsyth
Ryan hails from a ‘land down under’, Perth, Oz. His fascination with the ocean and its inhabitants is infectious and refreshing. Sometimes it feels like Ryan has two ‘ left thumbs ‘ but it seems to work as his photos are incredible. He knew nothing about photography when he arrived and in 2 short weeks just look at his work! I expect great things from this young man.

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