Carlos Villoch Underwater photography and video

Carlos VillochCarlos Villoch is a professional underwater photographer that travels around the world in search of the ultimate image. His photographs and articles have been published in many countries and used for advertising by major international companies, like ATT, WWF and BBC. His award winning images have been used in more than 100 front covers and displayed in many museums and Aquariums, as well as prized in the most prestigious photography competitions.

In the 90's he left his office job as computer scientist in UK, went to the Caribbean and worked as scuba instructor, dive guide, camera man and photographer, sharing his love for the sea with others through his work and images. Carlos has lived in the Cayman Islands and Australia. Both places are well known for their execelent diving and rich marine life, which has given him the unique opportunity to spend thousands of hours photographying the Ocean and built up one of the most diverse underwater photo libraries. In his files there are all kind of subjects, from the tiny Pigmy Seahorse to Humpback whales.

His work and passion for the ocean have taken him to many other exotic locations in all six continents like Maldives, Indonesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Coral Sea, The Red Sea, Mexico, Tahiti, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Hawaii... and even the freezing waters of Antarctica.

These are the destinations where Carlos has been diving and taking photos:

diving destinations

At present he runs the Magic Sea photo library and Glowdive.com where he designs and distributes new gear for underwater photographers. Carlos keeps traveling the globe, either on assignment for the most prestigious magazines, teaching photo seminars or looking for new subjects and destinations. He produces many high quality new images every year and is always seeking a different angle or a new technique that will capture that precise instant of beauty under the ocean surface.

Carlos Villoch is available for underwater photo and video assignments around the world. His experience, professionalism, the quality of his images and his well travelled character are the perfect combination to make any project successful.

AWARDS

2014

Ciclo Internacional de Cine Submarino de San Sebastián: 1st prize, Gold in Photography and 2nd proze in Diaporama

European Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Highly Commended

2013
Indonesia World Underwater Photo Contest: 1st prize, Best of Show Wide Angle

2012

Ciclo Internacional de Cine Submarino de San Sebastián: 1st Prize, Gold in video category "Cortos en Red" and 2nd prize in Photography

2011

2011 FOTOCAM 1st prize in the Underwater category.

2011 FOTOCAM Special Mention in the Biodiversity category.

Antibes International Underwater Image Festival - Bronze in the Trio category.

Our World Underwater - Bronze prize in the Wide Angle Traditional Category. Chicago, USA

2009

Our World Underwater - Bronze prize in the Environment & Conservation Category. Chicago, USA

DEEP Indonesia Honorable Mention in the Environment and Conservation category

Fotosub Mogan - Gran Canaria - Canary Islands, Spain: 2nd Prize

2008

European Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Germany: 1st prize + Highly Commended in the "Water World" Category

Scuba Diver Austral Asia TTL Photo Competition - MIDE show Kuala Lumpur: 2nd Portfolio

Fotosub Mogan - Gran Canaria - Canary Islands, Spain: 1st Prize

Scuba Diving Photo Contest - USA: 1st Prize in WIde Angle category

Festival Internacional de la Imagen Submarina - Valencia - Spain: 2nd Portfolio

Fotosub Lanzarote - Canary Islands, Spain: 2nd Prize

You may be thinking that to be able to take all those underwater photos I must spend many hours under the sea. Well, it does take quite a lot of dedication and, mostly, it takes a lot of traveling to remote destinations and countless hours in boats and airports.

So what do I do when I am not traveling taking photos? I work insane hours in front of a calibrated computer screen, preparing images for clients and taking care of business. Preparing photo equipment for Glowdive customers takes a big chunk of my time too. So, what do I do when I am not traveling and I am not working? Well,... I have lots of fun using up every spare minute I find to be in contact with Nature.

I enjoy most activities that involve being surrounded by Nature, be it hiking in a tropical jungle, surfing a remote wave, paragliging over the Alps, mountain biking a twisty singletrack or kitesurfing among dunes.

I use bicycles both for fun and for transport in town. And I like to travel by bike because it moves me at the right pace to blend with the surroundings.

And of course, I love being underwater, preferably without scuba, free diving,

These are some videos made by Carlos:

 

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MagicSea, Librería de imágenes submarinas
MagicSea, Underwater images library

Glowdive, material fotosub
Glowdive, underwater photo equipment
ViajesFotosub, viajes para fotógrafos submarinos
Viajesfotosub, underwater photography trips
cursos fotosub exposiciones fotosub fotografía aérea
CursosFotosub, cursos de fotografía submarina
CursosFotosub, underwater photography courses


Exposiciones fotográficas
Photography exhibitions
Fotografía y video aéreos
aerial photo and video
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Sígueme en Facebook
Followme on Facebook


Ojea mis fotos y sígeme en Flickr
Browse and follow me on Flickr
Mis videos en Vimeo
My videos in Vimeo
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Libros de fotografía submarina
Underwater photography books


Cuadros y decoración con imágenes submarina
Underwater Art prints and deco
Sobre Carlos Villoch
About Carlos Villoch
     

 

 

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