Originally featured on Amanzi Magazine: Being from Cape Town I have spent years underwater exploring and photographing kelp forests, diving with everything from sharks and seals to whales and even otters while discovering the immense diversity our local marine ecosystems has to offer. Now as a Freediving Instructor Trainer and Judge I have been fortunate to be at a very central role during the most significant
The second issue of the brand new Freediving Magazine is out and features a variety of articles from several professional freedivers on a wide range of topics. Issue 2 of the new Freediving Magazine This issue also includes a great article on equalisation for freediving by record Italian Freediver, Linda Paganelli of Freedive Dahab discussing several challenges and offering some advice on better equalisation as well. The article also
I am extremely happy to be featured as ‘Photographer Of The Week’ on the prestigious Dive Photo Guide – Underwater Photography & Video website this week. Thank you very much to Lia Barrett for the awesome article and to Linda Paganelli for being such a great freediving model! Full article can be viewed on thr DPG website here:
I was happy to be featured as part of the Red Bull Photo feature called “Freediving Images To Inspire”. The full article can be found online at the Red Bull website here.
A promo video I filmed for the Ikelite booth at this years DEMA show (the biggest annual dive show in the world) featuring some awesome freediving action…The video will also be available online and features record freediver Linda Paganelli diving in places like the legendary Blue Hole in Dahab, Egypt.
What a great way to kick off 2012, having won gold in the Wide Angle (unrestricted) category of the 2012 Our World Underwater Photography Competition with my black and white image ‘Lady Of the Deep’. Lady Of the Deep -Gold winner 2012 Our World Underwater Photographic Competition A complete list of winners can be viewed at: http://underwatercompetition.com/Competitions/our-world-underwater-2012 “The Our World Underwater international underwater photography and video competition
This is to be my first ‘product review’ and how it came about was through the fins I’m about to review… I am a professional Freediving Instructor and judge (I do it full time for a living as opposed to being just a weekend instructor) and I currently work with, have dived and trained with some of the top freedivers and Freedive trainers in the world. Based on this and
Since posting the monochrome shot of Linda Paganelli Freediving Ras Mohammed I’ve had countless requests to post the original shot (in colour)… The shot was 100% un-cropped and even has some hidden details like a Blue Spotted Sting Ray at the bottom left of the shot (a resident of this cave), being able to clearly read the branding on Linda’s suit and fins as well as great detail in
Apparently last year 16000 entries from 130 countries were received for the annual National Geographic Photo Contest… Given these numbers, seeing the quality of images of participants who have already submitted their entries and taking the 15 USD entry fee per submission into account makes even the best of photographers ask themselves: ‘Should I even bother?’ If you can see past the odds of actually winning and find pleasure in