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TOBIAS DAHLIN
Exposure Underwater Ambassador
 
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Tobias tips for underwater photographers
 

1. Be stubborn and patient!

2. Think about the background. It is an important part of how you perceive the overall picture.

3. Make sure you have some image ideas you want to take before you go down.

 

 

Tobias Dahlin Portfolio
 

Tobias Dahlin squid image

A small squid in Swedish waters © Tobias Dahlin
[Nikon D300 in an Ikelite hosuing - Nikkor 10,5 mm @ f/6.3 - 1/50 sec - ISO 200 with two Ikelite strobes]
 

Tobias Dahlin Yarrell's blenny

Yarrell's blenny © Tobias Dahlin
[Nikon D300 in an Ikelite housing - Sigma 50 mm @ f/14 - 1/100 sec- ISO 200 with two Ikelite strobes]
 

Tobias Dahlin - Juvenile whiting in Lion's man jelly fish

A juvenile whiting hiding in a Lion's mane jellyfish © Tobias Dahlin
[Nikon D300- 50 mm Sigma @ f/14 - 1/125 sec - ISO 200 with 2x Ikelite strobes]
 
Tobias Dahlin - Barracuda in the surf
 
A barracuda in the surf zone © Tobias Dahlin
[Nikon D300 - Nikkor 10,5 mm Fisheye @ f/10 - 1/250 sec - ISO 200 and 2x Ikelite strobes]
 

 

About Tobias

Tobias DahlinLoving the sea, Tobias began scuba diving in 1991. The mystiques of the oceans caught his attention for underwater photography. 

Nowadays he often turns his camera to document marine environment problems in Swedish coastal waters. For this work he got the Hasselblad Foundation nature photography scholarship. In 2012 Tobias released his first book called “Bättre bilder / DYK” – a guide to take better underwater shots”.

Tobias has won both the Swedish and the Nordic championships in underwater photography. He has also released a book based on the project, called “Västerhavet – En hotad skönhet (a threatened beauty)”, in june 2014.

Tobias focuses primarily on underwater photography but also deals with coast-, nature- and environment & conservation photography. The subjects are mainly from marine- and freshwater areas near his home in western Sweden.

Website www.tobiasdahlin.se

 


 

Tobias UW photography equipment

 

→ UW Housing - Ikelite

→ Macro ports – Ikelite #5505, #5502.41, #5505.58

Dome ports – Ikelite #5503.15

→ UW strobes – Ikelite DS161 Strobe x 2

→ Arms  Ikelite #4086.61 x 2

Other vital UW accessories – SubSee +10 diopter, converter etc


 

What's else is in the camera bag, Tobias?

I am using Nikon cameras and right now Nikon D300

 

Wide lenses

→ Nikon 10.5 mm f/2.8 DX Fisheye

 

Macro lenses

→ Sigma 50 mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
→ Sigma 105 mm f2.8 DG EX Macro for Nikon
 

Others lenses

→ Sigma EX 18-50mm f/2,8 DC Macro HSM for Nikon


 

Interview with Tobias
 
Why underwater photography?
Nowadays he often turns his camera to document marine environment problems in Swedish coastal waters. For this work he got the Hasselblad Foundation nature photography scholarship. He released a book based on the project, called “Västerhavet – En hotad skönhet (a threatened beauty)”, in june 2014.
 
What's best about it?
I have a feeling of calmness and well-being when I am visiting the oceans. My photography complete that feeling, a feeling that can stay with me if I’m happy with the result.
 
What's worst about it?
To prepare the camera.
 
Favourite places?
The sea and the lakes in my neighbourhood. I want to strike a blow for the local environment. You don´t have to travel halfway around the world to discover fascinating things to take pictures of.  

 

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