When I started diving at age 17, I was already an avid photographer. I shot mostly black and white film, since I could process it in my parents' basement. I can't say that I miss the stink of the chemicals, but there was something magical about watching an image materialize from nothing. Only months after my first dip below the waves, I bought a Nikonos III (basically a box with an o-ring) and a light-meter in a housing. And set about wasting countless rolls of Kodachrome!
The images on these pages represent a few of my favorites made in recent years. I'll update them as new "faves" emerge. Any of the images can be licensed for use, and please contact me for more information. If you would like a print of any of these images, just let me know! I have a great little lab that I work with and they do a fabulous job!
If you are wondering about the equipment I use, most recently I've been using Nikon D7000s, housed in an Aquatica housing. Strobes are dual Ikelight DS161s. Lenses include Nikkor 60 and 105 mm macro lenses and a Tokina 10-17 Fisheye, as well as a Nikon 12 - 24mm. On occasion, I will add a +5 or +10 wet diopter for super-macro.
If you have spent any time in my galleries, it's apparent that after 40+ years of dive travel, I have a few "special" places that I return to often. Places like a remote atoll 50 miles off the coast of Belize, with a "resort" that only takes eight guests! Or a remote lodge that floats on a raft in a pristine area of British Columbia. The area is right out of the pages of National Geographic... literally! Each year, I lead an informal group of dedicated divers and photographers to these locations, so if you would like to join me, please send me an email for more details! These trips fill quickly, often with repeat guests!
And finally, if you have a group or club, I would love to talk to you about a presentation. Each one is customized towards your group. In order for these presentations to be successful, you need to have a suitable venue which can be darkened. Ideally, you will have a high-resolution projector available, large screen and audio system. Past audiences include conferences, business groups, dive shops and clubs, photography clubs and school groups. Normally the cost of these presentations is on a "cost recovery" basis and in many cases, I don't charge anything.
Enjoy your visit and please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments!