Alberto Álvarez Marcos wins the Photo of the Month of June by popular vote in the 4th Online Open Fotosub 2019

© Awarded by the popular jury, Alberto Álvarez Marcos is the winner of June’s best photo

Alberto Álvarez Marcos wins the prize for the photo of the month of June in the 4th Online Open Fotosub “El Hierro, un Puerto de Vida” with a beautiful photograph of a seahorse. The photo has been presented within the category of “Compact Cameras” and was taken during one of the dives that Alberto made in June with La Restinga Dive Center, official collaborator of the Open Fotosub Online.

Alberto Álvarez Marcos (Almar) sea, nature and underwater photography lover, based in Gran Canaria, began his journey as an underwater photographer in 2011 with an Olympus XZ-1 and a strobe, and little by little he has been completing his equipment with Macro lenses, wide angles, focus light, second flash, etc. In 2015 he changed into a Canon S-120 and continued testing and increasing elements in his equipement. In 2016 he went for a Sony RX100 II and continued adding elements that enables a more complex underwater photography, to experiment is to grow.

Always with compact cameras, with the advantage to go for supermacro to wideangle takes in a sigle dive, they are smaller, more versatile and, from his point of view, more fun.

He is passionate about what he does and feels fortunate to be able to leave a visual legacy of all the beauty found at the sea bottom, so that a little more is known, respected and cared; capturing, little by little, marine species and enriching his personal profile.

He is in continuous evolution regarding to his artistic facet, looking for new things to photograph in a different way, looking for what impacts and is visually striking and attractive, but without abandoning initial references, which are the basis of his style.

Achievements list:
2012
– Compacta Subchampion Fotosub de Las Palmas.
2013
– Compact Champion Fotosub de Las Palmas, obtaining the prizes of the best fish photo and to the best artistic photo.
2014
– Compact Champion Fotosub Sardina.
– Compact Champion Fotosub de Las Palmas.
2015
– Compact Champion Fotosub de Las Palmas.
– Compact Champion Fotosub Sardina.
2016
– Compact Champion Fotosub Sardina.
2017
– Finalist in the 2nd Online Open Fotosub Isla de El Hierro, invertebrate category.
– Best Photograph in the 2nd Online Open Fotosub Isla de El Hierro, compact camera category.
2018
– Best Photograph in the 3rd Online Open Fotosub Isla de El Hierro, compact camera category.

Are you diving in El Hierro or are you going to dive in the coming days in July? Well, the deadline to upload images during the month of July is now open.

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