Articles by Luizrocha

First P-EL! Don't give up!

Well, after almost 2 months here and a meager 6 sales I was beginning to think my images were not commercial enough. But then today I wake up to my biggest sale so far, a P-EL on the highest resolution. So, my advice? Even if your sales look disappointing don't give up! continue reading

Finding (and photographing) Nemo

Hey all, thought I would share some information on clownfishes, a group of fish enormously popularized by the movie "Finding Nemo". Well, first for some of their biology. They are in the family Pomacentridae (commonly known as damselfishes) and are found in the tropical western Pacific and Indian oceans. There are many different species of clownfish, and the places where you find the most species (and thus some of the best places to photograph them) is in the coral reefs of Indonesia and the Philippines.... continue reading

Macro underwater

Some of the most interesting shots taken underwater are of small stuff. Macro photography is certainly a lot of fun underwater as small subjects are often very colorful and have interesting shapes/patterns. Here a few examples of macros (taken with the Nikon D2x and a 105mm Micro lens in a Subal housing) from my portfolio...Harlequin shrimp, this guy is about 1 inch long and is feed on the sea start beneath it.A pigmy seahorse, this is the smallest subject I ever photographed,... continue reading

Photographing sharks

So, new here, I was thinking about a subject for my first blog and decided to talk a bit about sharks. Main reason is simply because the shark photos I have are some of the most popular in my portfolio, so I thought people would like to read a blog about them. So, back on topic, here are my tips about shark photography:1. Location, location, location. Yes, just like in real estate location matters a lot when you want to photograph sharks. Unfortunately, sharks are heavily fished in most parts... continue reading

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