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The latest issue of the FREE UwP magazine is now available to downlaod.

Issue 90 includes Editorial, News Travel & Events, New Products, Product Reviews, Interviews, Locations, Marine life, Book Reviews, My Shot, and Parting Shot.

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UwP Issue 90
UwP Issue 90
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Christian Llewellyn
Christian Llewellyn

Website of the Week - Christian Llewellyn

I first learnt photography from my Grandfather who worked at Kodak, and for whom photography was a passion and hobby. My first cameras were a Praktica SLR and a Mamiya C33 medium format. These cameras truly opened my eyes to photography & the art of controlling the image. 
I have also been in and around water my whole life, and openly admit feeling safer in the water than on dry land. I taught myself how to snorkel at a very early age, and fondly remember watching Jacque Cousteau in the 70’s wanting to scuba. However I did not progress to diving until the 90’s and in 2004 I made a life change from London and moved to Cyprus to undertake training as a Scuba Instructor and start promoting marine and turtle conservation. My limitless passion for the sea and diligent patience were well suited for instructing. I  am a PADI IDC instructor with specialty training in numerous fields of scuba.

It was no surprise then that I would want to capture my underwater life as well. I started with disposable cameras, a Sea life reef master for a few years and then as the world of digital emerged I have used various compact cameras.  However my love of film made me focus on purchasing and filming with various video cameras ending up with the last being the first HD Sony DV cam. 
Now I dive with an Olympus OMD EM5, Nauticam housing and dual Inon Z240’s. My passion for marine life is still as strong as it ever was and I have started publishing my work as a photo journalist in various scuba publications, as well as winning various minor photographic competitions. 
I am the manager of X-posure Underwater, specialising in creating artwork from underwater images. I also have a blog page under the same name on Facebook, promoting conservation and my life underwater. Furthermore I am the manager of the Facebook Groups “Wrecks Of The World,” & "Reefs Of The World which both promote photography, competitions, travel, wrecks, marine ecology and conservation through artificial reefs.

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