About me

Istvan Juhasz (1967)

I made a Discover Scuba Diving in Fiji, 1999. Today I am PADI Divemaster. In my 'spare time' I am the CEO of the InPho Ltd.

I started to deal with photography at the same time when I started to learn writing and reading. At the beginning I used Sea&Sea MX10 under the water, but later I changed to digital photography. The reason that I believed, that the digital technique would be the most common in the underwater photography. I think, I was right. I used an Olympus E-20 SLR camera in a Titan housing (from Light&Motion) and three YS-90 strobes. At the end of 2007 I bought a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III camera. In 2008 I bought a SeaCam housing for my camera and now I have lots of kinds of lenses. I changed to Canon EOS 1D X in 2014.

During my journey I was sometimes at the Adriatic Sea, at the Red Sea, at the Maldives, but I dived at the Hawaiian islands, I saw wreck close to England and the marine life of the Caribbean Sea. I had fortune to take photos of whale shark, manta rays. I could touch manatees in Florida. My favorite places are Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.

Nowadays, my images are used in some Hungarian, Croatian and Egyptian dive centers' catalogues and web pages. Some of my shots can be seen at the Internet in the InPho Gallery (www.inphogallery.com). My articles, shots were published more times in the Hungarian dive magazine (Submarine) and in some Hungarian magazines (Outdoor Sport, Fotó Art, Vesevilág, Impresszum, ...).

Own exhibitions:

- Grepton Gallery 2003, Budapest
- BankCenter Gallery 2004, Budapest
- Fayl Frigyes Gallery 2004, Salgótarján
- Radnóti Miklós Gimnázium Gallery 2004, Dunakeszi
- Móricz Zsigmond Általános Iskola Gallery 2004, Pátroha
- Suzuki Ház Gallery 2004, Budapest
- Grepton Gallery 2004, Budapest
- Vodafone Gallery 2004, Budapest
- Mammut shopping center 2005, Budapest
- Slovak National Museum 2005, Martin
- Suzuki Ház Gallery 2005, Budapest
- BankCenter Gallery 2010, Budapest

Exhibitions with others:

- TIT Photo of the year 2003, Győr
- Fényes Elek Közgazdasági SZKI 2003, Budapest
- Journey around the world 2004, Budapest
- TIT Photo of the year 2004, Győr, Csorna, Tét, Mosonmagyaróvár, Pannonhalma, Sopron, Jánossomorja
- International Festival of Diving Films, 2004, Slovakia
- Flowers for women's day 2005, Budapest
- Journey around the world 2005, Budapest
- Beneath the Sea's Ocean Adventure and Travel Exposition, 2005, Meadowlands Exposition Center, New Jersey
- International Festival of Diving Films, 2005, Slovakia
- Journey around the world 2006, Budapest
- Travelling around the world (Australia, New Zealand and Islands of Pacific Ocean) 2011, Wantirna (Australia), Budapest & Kalaznó (Hungary)

Results:

Ocean Diving Tours, Photo Competition 2003 - 1. place

Olympus Photo Competition 2003 - 1. place

It's a Small World! - Macro Competition 2004, DigitalDiver.net - 2. place

Hit Me With Your Best Shot! 2004, DigitalDiver.net - 1. place

Scuba Diving Magazin - Photographer of the Week (2004 august)

The Shallows - Wetpixel Photo of the Week #49 - 3. place

Black and White - Wetpixel Photo of the Week #53 - 3. place

MFPF 2004, Black and White Photography, International Festival of Diving Films, Slovakia - 2. place

In the Muck - Wetpixel Photo of the Week #55 - 1. place

Sea Fans and Gorgonians - Wetpixel Photo of the Week #57 - 1. place

Sea Fans and Gorgonians - Wetpixel Photo of the Week #57 - 3. place

Hunting Behavior - Wetpixel Photo of the Week #58 - 2. place

Colorful world 2004, Digital Photo Competition - 'Sport' category- 1. place

Marine Mammals - Wetpixel Photo of the Week #63 - 2. place

Boats, Beaches & Bars, 2004, DigitalDiver.net - 3. place

Natural Light (no strobe), Photo Contest Winners, 2004, Underwater Photography.com - Silver Medal

U/W Behavior, Beneath The Sea - 2005, Photo & Video Competition - 2. place

Wrecks, Scuba Diving Magazine 2005 Photo Contest - 1. place

Journey around the world 2005 - special price

Wrecked II 2005, DigitalDiver.net - 3. place

MFPF 2005, Black and White Photography, International Festival of Diving Films, Slovakia - 1. place

Macro, 2005, The 43rd Annual International Underwater Photographic Competition, Los Angeles - 4. place

Eyeballs 2005, DigitalDiver.net - 3. place

Marine Related Scenic Digital, 2006, The 44th Annual International Underwater Photographic Competition, Los Angeles - 2. place

Wide Angle Digital, 2006, The 44th Annual International Underwater Photographic Competition, Los Angeles - Honorable Mention

Wide Angle Digital, 2007, The 45th Annual International Underwater Photographic Competition, Los Angeles - Honorable Mention

Green / Cold Water Digital, 2007, The 45th Annual International Underwater Photographic Competition, Los Angeles - Honorable Mention

Advanced Macro, 2008, Sea 2008 International Underwater Photographic Competition, Northern California - Honorable Mention

Marine Conservation, 2008, Sea 2008 International Underwater Photographic Competition, Northern California - Honorable Mention