Carlina Teteris Photography » Travel and Lifestyle Photographer

PADI Open Water Diver Course | Anti Gravity Divers

I finally did my Open Water course! A HUGE thanks to my friends at Anti Gravity Divers – especially Anand, and Sara (who drew the short straw, and had to be my instructor). I’m so glad I finally stopped making all the excuses I could think of to avoid diving. Unfotuntately I love it as much as I thought I would, and now I’m being pressured into buying underwater housing. I’m going to make up more excuses, so I can keep on avoiding doing that.

*disclaimer – A couple of the photos in this post were shot by Pao, of, who has an unfortunate habit of leaving my camera on all day and draining the battery. He also doesn’t know how to spell “Lens.” I’ve already had some words with him about it; he chooses to ignore my linguistic advice.

Thomas Hjorth - Awesome pictures.. Likey.!

zaim - you compiled the “puke” picture! shame on you. haha. by the way great photos! it was nice to have the last dive at koh haa with you.

Carlina - shhhhhhhhhhhhhh! that was supposed to be a secret! I didn’t think anyone would look close enouogh to spot it!

Lim Yan Hwea - The photos are great!!! Oh…I just miss the great time having fun at Koh Haa and Koh Lanta!!!

harish - I simply love your photos. I saw the water mark on Akansha’s wedding picture and looked up on search. I have been hooked to your pictures since then. I like the way you have presented it on your website. The overall theme and presentation little text followed by all photos. The small description is suffice for the photos tell the story completely. Great work. Hope I could learn somethings from you. If you ever make a trip to USA do let me know :)
your new fan…!

Yungs - I love your photos…simply the best!

Pulau Bunaken | Manado | Indonesia

Loooong time since posting. I know. Anyways, I’m done with my real job now, so I have plenty of time to work on long-neglected photos as I look for jobs.

I’m not posting my Sulawesi photos in order, because I don’t feel like it… And by that, I mostly just mean I’m lazy and there’s a lot more of the Tana Toraja ones than there were of these from Bunaken. I figured that it would take me less time to finish this set than the other one, so I could feel like I’ve been productive sooner :)

Bunaken’s alright. Nothing special, but then again, my beach standards are too high for anyone’s good. The water’s clear, and I hear the diving’s great, but there’s SO much garbage in the water. Everywhere. I got painfully sunburnt on the first morning we were there, chasing a pod of pilot whales, so I basically sat around and relaxed at the homestay place we were in.

South Sulawasi post will be coming up soon!

Virginie - Great set as always.
Hope you will find a job you love.


Magalie - Stunning, just stunning! Can’t wait to see the shots from the place you preferred! One day I totally want to go on a photo vacation with you :)

Carlina - Yes! I’ll go on a photo holiday with you anytime girl!

Magda - Another set of great photos. You should blog more often! :)

jazzspeed - Carlina… how r u?

I become ur BIG FAN! your photos simply stunning… LIKE LIKE LIKE!


Carlina - Thanks Achman! How are you doing? been out shooting lately?

Suba’s Family Prayers II

I had the pleasure of shooting Suba’s family prayers for a second year in a row. This year was just as fun as the first round… with nicer light, and a bit more space to move around, but a whole lot more smoke to inhale – great fun!

My immune system is in a loosing battle to some nasty food poisoning that just doesn’t want to let up, so I’m in no mood to write, but on a completely unrelated note, I’m off to Sulawesi this weekend to look for something interesting to shoot…. and mud.

Rog - Bravo! Love every shot!

deji.fisher - Loving your work Carli! Well done!

Joey Makalintal - Fascinating images as always! Well done, Carli!

Souvik - Awesome pictures!!! love the white sari that you friend have on!! great shoot.

Basu Irish - Thank you Carli. Once again great frames, cant wait to see the set!! :)

Vote for me!

So I need all of your votes. This photo was shortlisted for a Yahoo Singapore photo contest, but the final winner will be chosen by public voting. -Yes, it’s the worst possible way to run a photo contest… but it is what it is. –

I’m still in second place by about 50 votes, so in order to bribe you take the 3 seconds it takes to go to this link scroll through the five finalist photos, select my name in the voting box on the bottom and press the big “Vote” button, I’ll randomly select two people who voted to win a 10×12 print of your choice. I recommend dead fish. Reposting the contest link and asking your friends to vote on your flickr/facebook/twitter/whatever social network you fancy, will get you three entries.

Once you vote make sure to let me know. Anyway of contacting me works just fine: email, commenting on this post, facebook, flickr so I can add your name to the list.

Voting ends 15 September, so I’ll announce the winners and whether I won the contest shortly after that.

Columbia Brewery Tour

So every now and then I end up posting something that’s not some random muddy village in the middle of nowhere, or dead sea creatures. This is one of those times.

I’ve always wanted to go to visit the Kokanee brewery, because I had been deceived by the commercials to believe it was up in the glaciers in the middle of sasquatch land. Like I said… I’d been deceived. Creston, BC is clearly not a glacier, it’s a valley with fields and farms and stuff.

On the bright side, when we happened to be in Creston for an afternoon, and stopped at the Columbia Brewery to check it out, it happened to be the first day they were open for “the season.” I’m not sure what season it was – apparently the beer tour season – but we didn’t ask too many questions and just signed up. It only cost $2 which goes to charity and we got free usage of some excellent Ranger glasses and all ended with some beer sampling and reminiscing through all the classic sasquatch commercials.

…wait…why doesn’t my spell check understand the word sasquatch?!

johannes - I simply LOVE your reportage-style!!! so great! no matter what subject it is :-)

paul lcf - Excellent photos. In these times of artificially enchanced products be it food, experience or in this case photos, more can be appreciatted from what is 100% natural. Was at antigravity in nov11 & the photos brought back memories. Thank you for sharing your passion. Would like to know what type of camera & setup do you use.
Hope to see more of your wonderful work.