2017 26 May

Cave Photography Seminar with speleologist Tullio Bernabei


from: 26-5-2017 to: 15-5-2017

Shooting Underground

Monday, May 15 – Magliano Sabina ecoHostel – go to  GoogleMaps

An evening with Tullio Bernabei – speleologist, author, photographer and documentarian – discovering how to take photographs in underground settings. Tullio Bernabei speleologo Ostello Magliano Sabina come fotografare in grotta

During the meeting the author will illustrate specific aspects of his professional experience in the field of speleology, sharing his knowledge of underground environments and of all the necessary photo equipment, giving advices on how to plan a shooting expedition and highlighting the importance of an efficient teamwork as well.

Covered Subjects

  • Underground environments: physical features
  • Moving around subterranean locations: basic techniques
  • Climbing gear and photo equipment
  • Planning a photographic expedition
  • Main photo/video differences arising when shooting underground
  • Shooting with mixed light
  • Choosing the “set”
  • Colours inside caves, light absorption and reflection
  • Basic and intermediate shooting techniques
  • Subjects positioning
  • Teamwork in underground photography
  • Subterranean worlds: an extraordinary gallery of pictures from the entrails of the earth

The Author

Speleologist, diver, freelance journalist, author, filmmaker, and university professor; since 1985 Tullio Bernabei has published about a hundred reports on the main Italian newspapers, covering subjects such as speleology, archaeology, alpinism, adventure, diving, canyoning, first-aid, outdoor tourism, and ecology at large, and participated in the editing of 9 books and scientific papers on the same topics. In 1988 he started filming TV documentaries , for some of which he was awarded international prizes. He created and directed several science, geography and exploration-related TV programs and series for different Italian and foreign broadcast channels: RAI, Mediaset, La7, Stream, Sky (MTC), National Geographic TV, Nova PBS, Discovery Channel, Arte France, La Cinquieme, RTBF, Planète, SBS Australia, NHK, and many others. He directs training courses on filmmaking and documentary production as part of educational projects in various Italian university locations and international institutions (University of Tirana in Albania, Zakopane Film Festival in Poland, and others in Mexico and Costa Rica) and started collaborating with the College of Arts and Sciences of Chiapas, Mexico, in 2012, holding classes on speleology documentary making and audiovisual languages. He is cofounder and president of the Centro de Estudios Kàrsticos La Venta (CEKLAV) in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, and he was president of the ”Pangea Onlus” European Institute for education, training, and environmental interpretation in the Parco Nazionale del Circeo from 1999 to 2006. For Pangea he is currently holding protected areas safety and prevention courses for national reserves and Corpo Forestale dello Stato personnel .

Tullio Bernabei speleologo Ostello Magliano Sabina come fotografare in grotta