You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
Ansel Adams, American photographer and environmentalist
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer
There's nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.
Dave Barry, American humor columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.
Hermann Broch, Australian writer - modernist
Private Underwater Photography Workshops
As my life has changed at 2018, and I became Om Zein, mother of the most beautiful boy, Zein, I was not able to dive that much as I was used to. But I didn't give up on photography, of course, and started shooting on the land, more.
I had few people who asked me to teach them some basics of photography. I was not sure if I was ready for it, but I tried and I loved it! It brought up the idea start also teaching underwater photography and I slowly developed my own workshops , where I share my small knowledge with people - mainly photographers - from all over the globe.
WELCOME TO KRISTINA VACKOVA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
I am a photographer. My aim is to share pictures of our beautiful surroundings with the world, whilst learning more about photography and teaching people what I've already experienced.
Beauty of the pictures comes usually from our technical ability and "the art" to see, feel and capture, what is before our eyes.
Together we can try to look at the world from a different perspective.
We can learn how to look at things.
I'm primarily an underwater photographer, but I also take pictures on the top side, capturing images of your events and important moments. I also am able to take photos for your business or services you offer to enhance your reach in the commercial domain.
Let's discover together the depth of your ability; to see in new ways.
Let's try to explore new enviroments.
So she did
LEARN UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY
Underwater world is a world of silence, beauty and infinity. Learn more about underwater photography and change your time under the surface to your private meditation.
Discover your own depth.
Play with light, rather than with darkness.
Bring the colours to the top side.
Stories, experience, wishes, dreams, plans, no regrets
"You have to write a book and tell your stories," sounds like from the mouth of an American dude, but most likely it was what my friends kept telling me since ages.
Finally I think it is a right time. All excuses and reasons why it is happening now, many years later, I have mentioned at my first blog post. It is a happy blog, about all I love - travelling, photography and diving (and food, behind all of that :D). And of course, life itself.
Every day is bringing many inspiration and new stories, which look differently today, tomorrow, after few months and even years. I took all those years to digest some of them. And this digesting time is over. I can share not just some articles abut photography and diving, but finally also some private stories from my life, which were painful before, or I saw them sad or heartbreaking. Not anymore. My blog is the newest part of my website.