The meaning behind Euphotica
(adj.) the uppermost layer of a body of water that receives sufficient light for photosynthesis and the growth of green plants.
In short: Euphotica is a place where you’ll find underwater photography using mainly natural light.
(adj.) couche ou zone superficielle d’une étendue d’eau dans laquelle la lumière solaire est assez intense pour permettre la photosynthèse
Bref: Euphotica – photographie subaquatique utilisant principalement la lumière naturelle.
My name is Ioana. Friends call me Ioa
I am a photographer and an underwater light seeker.
I’m a nature lover, a researcher and a recycling maniac, with a PhD in Geography.
I am a certified National Geographic Educator.
The child within me is still alive and I will never stop playing.
I am one of those sea people who suffer from sea sickness.
I respect everything that is alive. With reticence towards mosquitoes.
I craft, do yoga, snowboard and play the piano. All of them with mediocre skills, but with passion and desire to grow.
I love to build, never to destroy. I believe in mindfulness and healthy living.
And I believe in a loving God, my Father.
Too many lines starting with I. Who are YOU?
It’s all about water and light
What is Euphotica
Underwater, everything is different. Not only fish don’t stink, but things look different. People look different, motion is different, colors are different… And as a photographer who loves challenges, I cannot be indifferent to that. So I started shooting stuff underwater. With my camera, that is. And where better to do this than in the euphotic layer (with optimum light)?
Euphotica.com is my personal portfolio and blog, where I’ll be sharing my underwater photos (both portraits and sea life), as well as various curiosities and environment-related ideas that I strongly believe in.
An underwater experience
The Mermaid School Project
The Mermaid School project came to mind in a dream. And it’s an invitation for you, dear mer-person (mermaid, merkid, merman) to become part of it. I’d like to share with you my tail collection, my underwater photography skills and some breath-holding moments, in order to create a colorful underwater experience.