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Magnus Lundgren

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Sweden
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27 years

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Magnus Lundgren wants to make a photographic difference. \"It really does not matter if I descend in the frozen sea along the Swedish coastline or if I travel to the other side of the world. It is still the same passion and the same challenge to me. I am obsessed by capturing the new angle, the simplicity in the image in yet another compact composition. I try to surprise myself.\" Magnus has been a professional underwater photographer for 12 years documenting everything from the frozen seas to the tropical seascapes around the equator. For many years he lived close to the world\'s greatest marine biodiversity in the Indo-Pacific. Magnus has now chosen to settle in southern Sweden as a base for the company. Magnus\' work has been published all over the world and his award-winning images have earned credits worldwide. This culminated by being the \"Runner up\" in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2005. He founded the image company aquagraphics.se which has expanded at the same rate as the demand for his dramatic images has increased. Magnus is a freelance underwater photojournalist and takes on photographic and writing assignments as well as creating photography for stock.


What I look for in a Dive Operator:
There are three main elements that make a dive operator stand out from the average. The practical side of an operation should be dealt with seriously. This involves simple things like charging stations, rinsing facilities or camera tables that makes life so much easier. The second thing is the operational set-up. I, as a photographer, need a lot, and I mean a lot, of time in the water and on some dives, require in-water guidance and the operator should be able to deliver this. The third, and by far the most important, element is what I call the software of the dive operation. To be successful as a photographer you have to go to the right place, at the right time to meet your objective. Dive operators informing me of what to expect, and have the knowledge regarding seasonal changes are essential when planning a trip. The best operators have the best guides that know the area and marine life, know what is going on and even suggest ideas. Operators who know photography or filmmaking also know what service to deliver. I strongly believe that operators catering to photographers and filmmakers successfully are an excellent choice for any diver.
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