Amedeo Altomare
Equipment for Macro photography
Camera:Canon G9
Housing:Canon DC21
Strobe:Sea&Sea YS 27
Dioptre:INON UCL-165 (+6)
Personal Website
Favourite macro diving trip (Holiday)
Favourite macro subjects
About Amedeo Altomare

Born in Naples (Italy) in 1953, my family moved soon to Rome. Since I was a teen I practiced spearfishing, and soon I had my Scuba Diving licence, in late 70's. In 1982 I became an Anis instructor and started to shoot underwater with an Ikelite 110, then with Nikonos and started to run in photographic contests with good placements. Then I left the instructor's work and started to travel and shoot for my own pleasure, together with my soulmate Concetta and my daughter Claudia. In 1985 and 1987 I was in Sinai, accompanying small groups for holidays on the Red Sea in a jeep, sleeping in a tent in the desert or in front of the monastery of St. Catherine or the deserted beaches of Naama or Dahab. Then I went on scuba diving trips in the most beautiful places and wrecks of Mediterranean sea. In 1999 I went back working with scuba, helping some local dive shop as a scuba guide and point of reference for many underwater photographers. The Digital era brings back the underwater photography passion in me, and now a Canon G9 is my my faithful buddy, next step will be a DSLR but for now, I'm good!

The more I grow old, the more I feel the need to go diving and take pictures, and I'm fighting hard to avoid thinking about the moment when I'll have inevitably to leave what has been and still is my consuming passion ... the Sea!

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Month : December
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