Carlina Teteris Photography » Travel and Lifestyle Photographer

Philippines Part I | Malapascua and Cebu

Considering I spent almost the whole time on Malapascua underwater, studying for my Advanced Open Water course or being sick, I find this post rather short for a week of beach time.  But it includes an excellent squence that is H’s reaction to waking up in the morning, so I couldn’t NOT post it.

Malapascua’s a fantastic little island.  We dove with Evolution Diving who were awesome, and treated us super well (thanks Jaimie, Shelagh, Roland and the best boat crew I’ve ever had).  The dive sites around the island weren’t super spectacular, but their famous thresher sharks are amazing.  I’d definitely go back again just to hang out with the sharkies.  Monad Shoal was absolutely sureal.  I can’t imagine a more amazing first deep dive.  It came at an especially good time, because the night before I did my first night dive, which was super boring.  The water got super choppy as we were heading out so it was juuuuust a little freaky trying to jump off the boat in the last seconds of light when it’s rocking so hard the bow was smacking down into the waves.  Luckily I had a great night dive in El Nido a few days later to make up for it, so I haven’t completely sworn off night dives just yet.

Unfortunately, the next post – from the other stop on our trip – just decends into happy hour cocktail nonsense.  At least pretty views were involved, so I’ll post it anyways as soon as the processing’s done.

Magalie - What, no underwater photos? J/k. Btwn, that storm is scary awesome and I want that pork in my belly!

Patio Season in Vancouver

Cheer up Vancity, patio season will come back soon.

And I’m going to be there to fully embrace every patio moment I can, all summer long!  I’ll be in Canada for most of the summer.  The plan is to be in Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops, Calgary and a trip up to the Yukon/Alaska, so if you’re looking for a wedding photographer in any of those areas between June and late July, or are interested in any other shoot, drop me a message!

These are all from last spring when I was in Vancouver for 3 amazingly sunny days of friends and patio hopping my way through vancouver.  No better way to enjoy that awesome Vancouver food, and plenty of cocktails.

Photographer friends Kelven Ng and Magalie L’Abbé make apperances in this post.  Go check out their blogs!


Dean - you have such a natural eye for describing something in photos. how much post-prod do you do if you don’t mind my asking?

Carlina - Thanks Dean, I only shoot raw, so I process everything, althought I normally keep things as natural as possible with only basic corrections and a bit of toning enhancement.

Magalie - Love these! And so weird to see me in a post – that never happens! Drop by Kelowna when you’re back in Canada!

Margo Rita - Beautiful photos !!
Do you shoot for Travel and Leisure magazines??

Carlina - Thanks Margo! Would LOVE to shoot for Travel + Leisure! Unfortunately that hasn’t happened just yet. I do freelance for a Chinese lifestyle magazine, and have had lots of other publications use my photos though.

I’m Back!

It’s been a busy few weeks since the big career change.  It’s been nothing but encouraging and business is starting to pick up.  I finally finished my complete overhaul of this website, including a shiny new logo, courtesy of  All my posts are still the same, but everything else about this space is brand new.  I hope you like it!

I’ll be back soon with new photos and new news.  In the meantime, drop by my facebook page and give me a like!  Facebook page: that’s also new :)


It’s time for a change.

A BIG change. In this space and in my life. I’ve finally quit my day job to do photography full time. I’m super excited for all the freedom that this New Years will bring, and am already loving being my own boss.

I’m busy rebranding and updating this space. Instead of shutting down the blog, I’m trying to minimize down time and keep it open through the changes as much as possible.

Until I finish work, things might get a little messy. Please bear with me for the next few days until the shiny new page is up and running!

I hope everyone has a great Christmas and I’ll be back in 2013, in style.

magda - This is great and exciting news! I wish I had balls to do the same.

You will do great! All the best!

Carlina - Thanks Magda! I’m super excited about this!

Pepy - Great news, Carlina! Hope to see you in person one day, either in Indonesia or Canada :). Happy Holidays!

Souvik - This is a great news Carlina! I have been following your stuff for sometime now and I just love it. Hopefully, you will run some workshop in the near future!!!

All the best for your new career.

Carlina - Thanks so much, Souvik! Yes, I’m actually starting to run private workshops, totally personlized for the skills and goals of my clients. First one is next week and another one in Malaysia a couple weeks later. Very excited to run them! Let me know if you’re in the area and interested

Bali – Flores Part IV | Moni to Muamere

Four awesome things about this post:

1 – I make a cameo in my own blog! This may be unprecedented.
2 – This was the day an egg dropped out of the sky onto my camera bag on top of a mountain. Don’t Ask.
3 – Hitch hiked from Moni to Paga Beach in a fish delivery truck.
4 – I’m finally done the Flores adventure pictures!