Laowagrapher/ Victor de valles Ibañez

Name: Victor de valles Ibañez
Location: Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain
Number of years as a photographer: 5
Which kind of photography do you specialize in? Underwater, Nature, landscape and sports.
What camera(s) are you using?
sony a7riv

I grew up in a very small village in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain. I started on photography and video taking photos with my friends snowboarding and skateboarding using action cams. One day I had the chance to work in the Balearic islands I moved for the summer season, Tried underwater photo and I loved, by the time changed the mountains for the sea nowadays I am spending almost all my free time in photography specially underwater.

What is the most rewarding part of being a photographer?

I love to plan a shooting, spend time in nature being alone or in the good company of a few close relatives, in a beautiful place, without anything else in mind than taking the shot.

How do you educate yourself to take better images?

I like to take the photo without thinking on the time, and take my time to compose find a good perspective and adjust the setting to get the best light, once i have the photo i go home to edit and try to get the photo as similar to i saw in the moment it was taken, and check if its good and sometimes i go back to the place to correct the mistakes or improve it.

Are there any tips you can give to new photographers?

Take your time, it is better to take one good photo than 10 bad photos, repeat the shots and try new ideas

Share your future photography plan.

I would like to try new photos with lights and torches on caves, in winter use to be darker underwater, and it would be a good idea to get more variety and different results.

Share your using experience with Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D

My first Laowa lens was a 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D. It is really useful for shootings underwater caves. I can see all the cave and get closer to the subject without losing the scene. The lens also allows me to shot at higher speed and lower ISO thanks to f/2.8 aperture. It is the perfect lens for underwater caves.

Share your memorable experiences while using Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D?

I remember when I went into a cave on the sea with a sunray in the middle 20 meters underwater 30 mts above the water I had a shot in mind and I went to the end of the cave and got a shot of the full cave, top to bottom.

What photographers would you recommend this lens to?

I recommend this lens to everybody who works for macro, landscape and indoor thanks to 0 Distortion. Indoors will looks great with straight lines.