Mauricio Handler Uses Light to Create Mood & Dimension

April 28, 2014

Long Time photographer turned UHD Cameraman Mauricio Handler (www.aquaterrafilms.com) is captured in these unique photos by fellow Image-maker Peruvian Bernardo Sambra (www.bernardosambra.com).

Bernardo is an accomplished photographer who is making waves of his own particularly though his environmental and education organization The Living Oceans.

In December, Mauricio and Bernardo will launch Ocean Expo 2014 a photography exhibition showcasing some of the worlds top underwater image-makers. The Expo will be held in Lima, Peru during the Global Environmental Summit  “COP20” which will bring together delegates from over 150 countries to discuss issues facing the planet’s environment.

Mauricio has been aggressively creating an Ultra High Def image library of some unique destinations around the work, including Mayan Cenotes in the Quintanaroo region of Mexico. We are pleased to have him contribute his photographic expertise with our community.

Mauricio filming with Amphibico Rouge /Red Epic X in Cenote "Chac Mool, Mexico with Sola 4000's Photo: Bernardo Sambra

Mauricio filming with Amphibico Rouge /Red Epic X in Cenote “Chac Mool, Mexico with Sola 4000’s
Photo: Bernardo Sambra

Mauricio films with a Red Epic X Digital Cinema camera nick-names “Entropy” housed in an Amphibico Rouge housing.

To illuminate his world he works primarily with Light and Motion Sola 4000’s as well as the new Sola 2500. For Mauricio the Sola 4000’s are an essential part of his arsenal, mounting up to 4 lights to softly illuminate a subject as well as using them for for background “mood” illumination.

Mauricio filming in Cenote "Angelita", Mexico backlighting and on camera lights, Sola 4000's Photo: Bernardo Sambra

Mauricio filming in Cenote “Angelita”, Mexico backlighting and on camera lights, Sola 4000’s
Photo: Bernardo Sambra

On his last adventure to film Mexican Cenotes, Mauricio added a Sola 2500 and the new GoBe light to his underwater lighting kit!

“The Sola 2500 packs a serious beam in a very very compact light” ” I clip it to my BCD and have it ready to hand over to a diver and or to use as my primary personal dive light”. I use it though primarily in the hands of those I film as it renders a very nice beam”. “The GoBe is a perfect pocket light – I am now carrying two of these as back ups, one with Spot and the other with a flood beam“.

Mauricio’s work is represented worldwide by Footage Search and National Geographic Creative.