Helmut Theiss (Germany)
Helmut is a Transylvanian Saxon born 1967 in a smal town called Heltau in Transylvania,Romania. Since 1988 he is living in Germany.
He discovered his passion for scuba diving at 1998 by completing the PADI training up to DIVE-Master level, together with his wife Hedda. He do not earn his living by scuba diving - He work in the automobile industry (Daimler in Stuttgart) – so that the few hours during vacation is the only time he spend under water with his camera. During the dives his wife takes care so that he don’t get lost while photograph :-)
They are both macro and critter fans. Therefore they have chosen South East Asia as theirs favourite vacation destination. Each vacation they spend three weeks in Thailand, Indonesia or Philippines, depending on the season. Helmut bought his first underwater camera because he wanted to bring the fascinating underwater world home to his family and friends. It was not real photography, just some snapshots with a Sea & Sea MX 10. In 2004 he bought his first digital camera. He wanted to improve his photos step by step. He changed his equipment quite often because small motives are a challenge for some cameras.
Recently he upgraded his equipment, now he photograph with a Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi) in RDX450 Sea&Sea housing using two Sea&Sea YS 110 alpha strobes .