Home Features Egypt in the picture

Egypt in the picture

Coming back from the southern dive sites of Dahab in the afternoon, driving with the car over the last hill, looking down to the lagoon with its surfers - this is always a magnificent moment.

There are only a few places in the world that offer such an incredible “blue hour” - the time shortly before sunset - to professional photographers and videographers like the Red Sea Riviera does. The warm light and powerful colours can easily be compared to well known places like Miami Beach, where photographers from all over the world “shoot” famous models on the beach for expensive advertisment campaigns.

 
Along the coast between Sharm El Sheikh and Taba one will find breathtaking areas where mountains meet the ocean. Only a few metres divide the yellow, red and grey stones from the blue and green of the sea. Even after travelling to more than thirty countries it’s the only place I know in the world where you can see Bedouins with desert camels walking along the shore.

    

Egypt and the Red Sea Riviera offer even more than a beautiful landscape. The beauty of the underwater world, the rich life and the colours of the coral reefs have been photographed and published in magazines around the globe. Spots like the famous SS Thistlegorm, Dahab’s “Blue Hole”, the Ras Mohammed National Park or the dugong in Marsa Alam are just a few spots that have attracted hundreds of professional photographers in the past and will do so in the future.

I was asked three times in 2006 alone to visit Egypt, take pictures and write articles for different European magazines. See, editors like it too ! Beside the never ending row of photo motifs, Egypt provides warm and clear waters and the necessary infrastructure for working easily at a high level. If you love to take pictures on your holidays - no matter if you do it on land, or while snorkelling or diving - Egypt is a perfect destination.
Bring your own camera or rent one in one of the many dive centres around. And if you’re not sure how to use it under water - there are enough professionals happy to show you a successful way to your own personal photo experience. Who knows... If you like underwater photography and practise a bit while diving in the Red Sea - maybe you’ll join one of the next competitions for photographers held in Egypt.
 
   
     
Tags:
 

Read More in H2O


kuma-mask.jpg
SEEMANN are a company known for producing equipment that is both fashionable and of outstanding quality. They have now incorporated these features
uwv.jpg
The new Namib-type housing is now available for different cameras. The Sony CX105 as well as the Sony SX30 cameras can be used in this underwater
coco1.jpg
Coral reefs in Egypt's Red Sea can be likened to a desert oasis: the high metabolic activity of the reef ecology system makes it a primary source of
Banner

Coming Issue

 

Next edition in English

    next English issue will be available in March  ...

Calendar of events

September 2019 October 2019
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30
Post Your Event Post Your Event

More Articles

Diving into the Self - Exploring Constellation Work

Part II I am sitting in a nice house by the sea, interviewing Katrin Christina Scholz for the spiritual series about esoteric techniques in H2O Magazine. I ask how she can describe the essen...
Read More...

Safe Drugs and Diving

That's how you learn to be a surgeon. Easy really, but from my experience a far better route to being a good doctor is: read about it, contract it yourself, diagnose it in others. My old pharmacology ...
Read More...

New World Depth Record

By : Volker Clausen The Egyptian Red Sea is no new stage for diving world records, we have seen in the past couple of years Yasmin Dalkilic achieve the incredible depth of 105 MSW on a single breath...
Read More...

Endemic species of the Red Sea - Klunzinger's wrasse

It was one of these early and calm afternoons during the summer months, somewhere at a dive site entry along the fringing reefs of South Sinai. The near-shore reef flat area at this site was covered w...
Read More...

Take a Map With You

The Mares Icon HD Nitrox Dive Computer, launched late last year, allows you to download your dive site maps into the wrist unit so they are available to you during the dive. Using the unit’s int...
Read More...

H2O Newsletter


Get diving news, trends, and business information delivered directly to your inbox!

Advertisement

Banner