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Henrik's tips for underwater photographers

1. Big pictures require big light. The sun is the biggest light we have – use it.

2. It’s not the number of dives that matters - it’s the hours of preparations.

3. And it’s not just the time spent underwater that matters - it’s the time spent in the viewfinder.

4. Don’t get close to the animals. Get really really close.



Henrik's portfolio

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A feeding manta ray in the Maldives onf Exposure Expedition's succesful Hanifaru shoot © Henrik Jonsson
[Image shot with a Canon 5DII camera, lens EF 15 mm Fisheye @ f/10, 1/250 Sec in natural light in an Ikelite housing]

Exposure Expeditions Galapagos 2012

Frogfish portrait, Bali, Indonesia © Henrik Jonsson
[Image shot with a Canon 5DII in an Ikelite housing, lens EF 100 mm L @ f2.8, 1/200 and 2xt Ikelite DS125 strobes]

Split shot - Maldives - Indian Ocean

Reef scene from Apo Island on an Exposure Expedition to the Philippines © Henrik Jonsson
[Image shot with a Canon 5DII in an Ikelite housing, lens EF 15 mm Fisheye @ f/10, 1/200 sec with , 2x Ikelite DS125 strobes]

World Championship in Underwater Photography

An anemone fish peeping out from its host, Philippines © Henrik Jonsson
[Image shot with a Canon 5DII in an Ikelite housing, lens EF 100 mm L @ f/10, 1/200 sec, 2x Ikelite DS125 strobes]

European Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Shinkoku Maru, Chuuk © Henrik Jonsson
[Image shot with Canon 5DII in an Ikelite housing, lens EF 15 mm Fisheye @ f4.5, 1/10 sec and 2x Ikelite DS125 strobes]


About Henrik Jonsson

More info Magnus LundgrenHenrik has been photographing since childhood and received his first photo published at the age of nine. He has won the Nordic Championships in in UW photography and was awarded at the Gothenburg Photo & Film Festival. Apart from publishing his images in places like the Swedish Museum of Natural History's advertising campaigns Henrik has held courses in photography for many many years. He is an experienced diver, traveler and diving instructor who have explored five continents over the past decade. Henrik also ventured into the world of video and shot a set of music videos underwater.

“Photography is a part of my daily work and still photography is a great passion in my life. I like the filmistic feeling that a big sensor brings into the image. After photographing underwater for a while I got frustrated swimming in lines and a divemaster hearding me and my buddy with a flock of other divers. In my opinion diving and underwater photography is done in buddy pairs and without any stress and speed. Exposure Expeditions is all about creative underwater photography, good opportunities and to give the guests time and piece of mind to do the work".



And UW photography equipment?

UW Housing – Ikelite for my Canon EOS 5D MkII

→ Macro ports – Ikelite modular port system

→ Dome ports – Ikelite modular port system

→ UW strobes – Ikelite DS125

→ Arms – Ultralight Control Systems

Other vital UW accessories - Focus light from Fisheye and video light from Dragonsub


What's else do you have in the camera bag Henrik?

I am using Canon and Fuji cameras and right now…
Wide lenses

→ Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L

Macro (or Micro) lenses

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro IS USM

Favourite lenses on land

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Favourite street and travel camera

Fujifilm FinePix X100