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Arturo Telle Thiemann: A Renowned Photographer and His Contribution to Marine Research
October 2, 2023
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Arturo Telle Thiemann: A Renowned Photographer and His Contribution to Marine Research

Taking photos since the age of 10 and making my first housing for a camera when I was 15, it can be said that I have accumulated quite a bit of experience. There has been an important change, and although technology has improved significantly, I have noticed a significant loss of closeness between manufacturers and users. Many brands allow "desktop engineers" to design their products, often without the necessary field experience. A clear example is the obsession with reducing the size of equipment without considering that this often makes them excessively heavy, and then they try to fix the problem by adding bulky floats that allow the equipment to be carried during a dive without feeling like you're carrying a lead tablet in your hand. It's an attempt to fix one mistake with another... and the worst part is that most users don't even notice it.

Sepia bertheloti, Red cuttlefish, Tenerife, Canary Islands by Arturo Telle Thiemann
Sepia bertheloti, Red cuttlefish, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Inspiring people: George Garcia (@garsha18_photography)
August 31, 2023
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Inspiring people: George Garcia (@garsha18_photography)

That’s a tough one. If I had to pick one that I’m most proud of, I think it would be Baja Morning. I captured that image while on my first real photo trip. It was a trip down to Baja, Mexico. It was a crazy morning with humpback whales breaching all over the place. I was still pretty new and I kept moving around on the boat and missing the breaches. Eventually, though, we saw one of the whales lift her tail way up out of the water and start tail slapping. We were able to whip the boat around and get a little closer. I shot Baja Morning while standing on the bow of the boat in the few seconds that she had her tail up. I was able to get the exposure right and to get it in focus! I shot on burst and captured a series of images. Baja Morning is the one with her tail the highest. Not long after the trip, I wanted to give my girlfriend a gift and picked what I thought was the next best shot and got it printed for her as a metal print. It was the first one of my images that I had seen actually printed and not just on the computer. When it got delivered to my house, I opened it to make sure it was in good shape and looked alright. When I saw it, I was surprised at what an emotional experience it was. I could almost smell the salt water and feel the boat moving again. That’s when began to believe that my photos were good enough that other people might want to see them and hang them in their homes.